Sunday, December 27, 2009

Thank You For the Past 13 Years

Dear God,

Today marks my and DH's 13th Wedding Anniversary.

I thank You for blessing me with years that taught me so many things. It was not a perfect road, but I know that for all the times I fell, You were always there to pick me up. There were many ups and downs, but always, You were there to patch things up for me. You gave me wonderful children who brought honor to the family as well. I pray that one day, they will use the talents You have given them to glorify You alone.

Lord, as we begin another year ahead in the union, I pray that You change me and instill that desire in my heart to be like the Proverbs 31 woman. I know that it is a long journey ahead, and that it is a process only You can finish. I long to be like her in many ways, but always, I stumble and fall. Let me learn to deal with setbacks and disappointments, Lord, as I also long to give my family a happy home.

I also want to thank You for making me a Mom two times. Though I am also far from perfect, I pray that You will be my guide as I continue to become their parent and friend at the same time. Please teach me to encourage my DS and DD to grow up to be like You more each day. Especially my DS, who is harder to deal with. Continue to show me ways to be creative and inspiring, to be a Mom they will look up to, and to be a best friend as well, as they grow and evolve to be a young man and young woman someday.

I pray for my DH too, for without him, all the great 13 years would not be possible. May You continue to give him the courage to be the head of the family, and to be a source of inspiring, gentle strength to my children as well, especially once again for my DS, who one day, will be the head of the family like his Dad. Please reveal more of Yourself to my DH too, as he tries to be more sensitive to Your voice and calling. I long to hear what You are also telling him, Lord, and am excited and hopeful for the directions You will be giving him this coming New Year.

Thank You because I know that Your plans for us are big. Continue to stay within our family, Lord, as we also continue this journey in life.


Another year to create
precious memories together.
Another year to discover
new things to enjoy about each other.
Another year to build
a life rich in love and laughter.
Another year to strengthen
a marriage that defines "forever."

Happy Anniversary!

From a poem by Joanna Fuchs

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Though one may be overpowered,
two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
Ecclesiastes 4:12


  1. Happy Anniversary to you and your DH.

    Praying for more blessed years for your family,

  2. Thanks for the prayers, Ruth. Have a Happy New Year with your kids and DH as well! =)

  3. happy anniversary, sis. may you have more years of togetherness and blessings to come.

  4. Hi Pia,

    I wish and pray the same for you. I know that God will give you a great, big breakthrough this coming 2010. You are a blessing to the people around you because they see God in you even in the midst of trouble. I admire you a lot and the strong faith that you have in Him. God bless and keep the faith, woman of God! =)