30 December 2010

Reminiscing about 2010

Tomorrow is New Year’s Eve, which means that everybody is ready to party and welcoming 2011. Every year, I try to take the time to reflect on the previous year. Since tomorrow will be about partying, the 30th is all about reminiscing to me.

These last 364 days has been like a rollercoaster ride for me. My life has been enriched with major ups and huge downs. A huge blessing happened at the beginning of the year, the birth of my little nephew Nam-Kiên (his foreign name is Zyan). I’ve so many nephews and nieces, that sometimes I take it for granted how much of a blessing it is to be an aunt of these wonderful and healthy kids.

Nam-Kiên Zyan Le

I definitely got reminded of this while I was in Vietnam. The weeks that I’ve spend at the orphanage in Hai Duong have been one of the most defining moments of this year for me. Being able to save baby Nha’s life by rushing her to the hospital is something that I’m very thankful for. Waiting in the hospital that night and witnessing two just born infants losing their life is something that is engraved on my mind for eternity. The sound if a mother crying for the loss of her child is still very vivid on my mind and it still makes my heart ache very badly.

Baby Nha

Death is a part of life. Somehow we need to find a way to deal with this. It’s not always easy, but when we manage to do so, somehow it makes us stronger in the end. I’m a sucker for the holidays, there’s something magical about this season. But it's also the season when I miss my loved ones, who are no longer on earth, the most. These are the times when you want them close and when reality checks in and you realise that they’re not here anymore... it puts kind of a downer on the holidays. Therefore, I always like to imagine my loved ones all being together having a blast up there in Heaven. It’s a very comforting thought to me.

These were just some random stuff from the top of my head. I’ve so much to be grateful for in life. I have the most adorable nephews, nieces and cousins. I’m blessed with lots of good friends whom are all so important to me. So despite of all the low moments throughout 2010, I know the Man up there has got my back and I know that I’m very blessed to me favoured by Him.

On towards 2011. Let’s all try to live life the best way we can. Wouldn’t it be great when you look back at the end of 2011 and you’re able to say that you have absolutely no regrets whatsoever?

That will be my wish to all of you...

Live your life to the fullest in 2011!!

Lots of love,

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