Friday, December 14, 2012

They made me really cry!

What's that suppose to mean? Tears of sorrow or tears of happiness? Well, happy that it was tears of happiness.

Surprise, surprise! I was at the flower shop today to buy  flower plants to put on my window post, as you can see under,



when the saleslady asked me If I am going to be home later that day. She said that she is going to bring something for me. Well, I thought that my husband is giving me a flower bouquet for our 22 years of anniversary this december month. How thoughtful of him.

So the flower bouquet arrived. I was so excited to open it, thinking that it was from my hubby. The bouquet is so beautiful. My heart leap with joy.



But, I was so suprised when I read the dedication from the card. It was not from my hubby, but from the very sweet and with lovely heart Gracie of " Gracie's Network".


She is thanking me for the card that I sent to her and wishing me Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Then , tears began running down  my cheeks. I was so touched, so thankful, feel loved and the feelings is so overwhelming. What a very nice gesture from Gracie. Bless her heart. Thank you so much Gracie. 

And when I opened my mail  box today, guess what ? Another surprise. Archie from " Chateau de Archieviner" sent me postcards from Caledonia. Again, very touched and he made me a very happy woman too.





Thank you so much Archie:)

And there are two more bloggers that made me cry when they published a post this year in their site dedicated to me.

The first one was from my second daughter living in the Philippines. Her website " Michi Photostory"

My second daughter and her family !
She  published this letter for me.

                           Happy Golden Birthday to my mom! 



Happy Golden Birthday to you! It was sad that we can’t be with you on your special day for obvious reason, plane ticket is so expensive and I guess its 3 years’ worth of our house amortization. =) Thank God for technology because I can greet you in my post.

I just want to let you know that I am really grateful that God gave me a mom like you, though we’ve only been together for seven years and we never really grow up with you. We are still thankful because we know that across the miles you are always there to support, pray, care and love us.
I know you’ve been through a lot and if there’s one story na pang MMK (Maalala mo kaya) that will be your story. You suffered and sacrificed a lot just for us so even though we we’re not able to live with you, we’re still happy for you because you truly deserve to be happy.


Growing up without a mom beside me is not easy but it also taught me how to be strong, independent and responsible person. I always think that you’re not with me so I have to learn to fight my own battles, run my own race and achieve my dreams.


I salute you for achieving all your dreams; you got your degree while taking care of our youngest sister and at the same time working to support us. When I became a mom, you serve as an inspiration to me because I know that you had 3 kids at the age of 20 without nanny and househelper and I only have one son so I know I can do it too.


You taught us to have good relationship with God so when life is so tough, when we’re about to give up and we can’t run to you for help because of the distance, we can always call God to strengthen and comfort us.


I’m proud to be your daughter and I hope that I can be like you. I want to be a good mother to my little one and I hope that I can raise him the way you raised us, they say that the first 7 years is the most important phase and I hope I’m on the right track.


Happy birthday and I really pray that you will have more birthdays to come because I can’t imagine the future without you! Jeg elsker deg!

(And this is her son, my grandchild wishing me a happy birthday)
 
Just reading her letter made me cry again....her words really warms my heart.

Another published post dedicated to me was from Arvin " Written feelings" . Although we don't know each other very well, he did it for me by my request. And he made me feel very important. Thanks Arvin. You leaved a mark in my heart.


LUHA, LIGAYA, at LANGIT (by request)
Ni: Arvin U. de la Peña

Kabiguan na natamo
Luha man naging kapalit
Di pinanghinaan loob
Hinarap ang kapalaran.

Taas noo pinagyabang
Pagbangon mula ng iwan
Sa ligaya na nakamit
Kapiling ang bagong mahal.

Ang delubyo na sinapit
Parang bula na naglaho
Pagbuhos ulan sa buhay
Sikat ng araw pumalit.

Mistula ng lumilitaw
Langit na ang pakiramdam
Nangyari sa nakaraan
Sa isipan ay limot na.

Luhang tumulo sa mata
Nangyaring sama ng loob
Ligaya ngayon sa puso
Katulong Diyos sa langit

So those people really made me cry. Tears of joy!
May God continue to shower you all with more blessings because each and everyone are a blessing.

Happy week- end friends!

JOY

53 comments:

  1. What a lovely post that warms my heart as I read about all the gifts you've received and the beautiful words shared here. You are such a blessing to so many and loved by all. Congratulations, Joy!

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    1. Thanks LadyD:) your comment warms my heart too. Bless you dear:)

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  2. Very nice Christmas atmosphere, some excellent ornaments. Greetings.

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  3. I read it and it warms my heart also. You're precious! And also your family!

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    1. Thanks Jedidja. My family is God's blessing to me too and having blog friends like you:)

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  4. Answeeet! :) Lucky you ate Joy! ^^ Surrounded by lovely people dearest to you! BTW you've got a good taste for choosing flowers! :D And ang ganda din ng sinend ni Grace! :) Napaka adorable din po ng lil grandboy nyo. :)

    I have to mention, (visually) cozy ang place nyo, napaka inviting po ng ambiance^^. :)

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    1. Thanks Pao kun:) have a nice week end :)

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  5. Happy silver anniversary po sa inyo ma'm Joy :) you blessed with a loving husband and awesome family.

    I'm sure magiging Happy and Merry ang Pasko nyo.

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  6. Oh my. You just made me cry on Saturday morning. I just peeked in here while I was on mommy duty-laundry and read your entry till the last word of this post. You are so blessed though miles apart from your loved ones. I know your daughter will be a good mom too for she is loved and cared by a mom like you.

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  7. You are blessed coz you are also a blessing ate..
    I have received your card... It made my day. Medyo masakit pa ang likod ko but when i saw the picture that you sent me I felt a bit better... Maraming salamat ate.. Even my mom was surprised coz she didn't know I know someone from Norway hehehe... nagkagulo sa bahay :)

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    1. Thanks Genskie. I am so happy that you received the card and it made you smile. Take care and get well soon.

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  8. I can tell that you are a very special lady ---to all who know and love you. This is a great post ---and I know that even though your hubby won't be home, you WILL have a wonderful Christmas. That is just the type of wonderful lady you are. Blessings to you!!!
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    1. Thank you so much Betsy. You too are such a wonderful lady. You are an inspiration for me too.
      Hugs from me!

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  9. Ang sweet ng mga nagmamahal sa iyo Ms. Joy :)) Ang sarap ng pakiramdam na iyan talaga at napapaligiran ka ng mga kaibigan at mga mahal sa buhay :)

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    1. Oo nga Anthony. So blessed with all these loving people including you. Have a nice week end:)

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  10. Happy birthday to your mom. Thanks for this post!

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  11. You made me cry,Joy, while reading your post.You struggle a lot for your love ones and i'm so happy all your hard labor was been fruitful with God's love and you raised a wonderful daughter and no questions you're so blessed because you have a humble heart at ang dali mong mahalin kasi mapagmamahal ka,Indeed,you're truly an inspiration to all of us. Enjoy your day there.hugs:)

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  12. Oh Mhie! Napaiyak din ako sa comment mo and thanks for your warm and lovely comment.
    Hugs from me to you and your loved ones. Hope we meet one day!

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  13. What a lovely post! I have teary eyes reading this post. You are such a lovely person, Joy.

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  14. Wow! how touching... know why? because you really deserve them.. happy for you Miss Joy.. God be with you and your family!

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  15. Your kindness is being rewarded! How wonderful to have such wonderful friends and family both near and far! Have an excellent weekend, Joy!

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    1. Thanks Lizzy Do. I am so blessed having you:)

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  16. You're so blessed Ms. Joy. Kita mo daming nagmamahal sayo. Dahil yan sa may mabuti kang puso. We love u Ms. Joy. Happy birthday and happy anniversary sa inyo ni hubby. Merry christmas and happy New Year. God bless u more. Blessed din kami to have u in our life. :)

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    1. Oo nga archie. I am fo blessed having all of you in my life. God bless you all:)

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  17. Great post! So happy for you.. Prayers and wishes!

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    1. Thanks pranavam for visiting. Bless you too:)

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  18. wow! it's a great post... kakatuwa naman .... Happy Happy Anniversary po ^^

    Alam ko maraming nagmamahal sa inyo ^_^

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  19. Thanks Jondmur. I am so blessed knowing you too. Take care:)

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  20. naiyak din ako..you're really blessed mama joy and that's because you have a good heart..swerte ng mga anak mo..at swerte ko rin dahil nakilala kita..ikaw ang tinuturing kong "mama" sa blogosphere..

    take care and I know that God blesses you always :)

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    1. Thank you so much Pink Line:) tuoched talaga ako sa mga comments. Love you all:)

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  21. I kept coming back here but I always end up nothing to say - speechless! So now, I have to concentrate what to write on hehe.

    Thanks for the nice words, for the inspiration, and now the friendship.. You deserve all these blessings that God has showered upon you, you have nortured and take good care all of it and now it's all coming back hundred folds!

    God bless mommy Joy, love to talk to you yesterday by the way on the phone. Wish we could talk more often next time :) klem!

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    1. Thanks Gracie. You really made me happy and may the good Lord shower you with blessiings in return a hundredfold.
      Ja, det var hyggelig å kunne prate sammen og bli en venn med deg til tross for alder forskjell:)

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  22. Happy anniversary sa inyo ni hubby ate Joy at thank you po, got the card that you sent me, I love it, love the color and the message, it made me smile. Will make a post about it pero baka po next year na, first or second week siguro. Thank you po ulit, hugs! :)

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    1. Glad you receive the card Tal:) bless your hear dear and thanks for d lovely comments:)

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  23. Waaaaaah :-) napasmile ako at sa konting minuto na feel ko yung ligaya sa part mo ms. joy! super bless po kayo ... at ngayon ko lang nalamn promise na anak niyo pala si michi ... wow tlga mother and daughter na bloggers!

    Your the one Ms. Joy! You have a truly good heart and you deserve the best!

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  24. Wow! ThNks kulapipot. Michi inspired me to blog actually. My inspiration:)

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  25. Thanks for the mention. =D It only proves that a lot of people love and care for you.

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  26. I feel really happy knowing you're so happy Ms Joy! Gracie's blog entry was entitled A Bloggers Joy and I said that is the perfect introduction for you, because you really inspire us, just by us seeing how happy, nice and God loving you are. Thank you for being an inspiration to all of us! :)

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    1. Oh Zaizai! I could give you a hug if you were here. So nice words. You are an inspiration too Zaizai:)

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  27. No wonder you cried - so many special things to be grateful for. The flowers are beautiful Joy, as are the ones you bought also.

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  28. oh Joy...I didn't know it was your birthday. A huge belated Happy Birthday to one very special lady. I'm so glad those people sent you the 'gifts' and 'cards' and your dgt's letter....says it all. You are truly loved which is the best anyone could ever ask for. Hugs to you special friend.

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    1. Thanks Nikki. It was last march that had my 50 years old birthday. I just published the letter now. But anyway, thank you so much for the greeting. I feel so loved. Hugs from me to you too:)

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  29. ★ ♫♫


    Bom domingo!Boa semana!
    Beijinhos.
    Brasil

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  30. you made me cry too Joy while reading this... I love to share with your happiness. you have a good heart so you deserved to have these people around you...

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  31. Nakaka-touch naman ang post na ito. Belated happy birthday and may you have more pleasamt surprises coming your way. :-)

    ~Imelda

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  32. Aww! Lovely post! and the world is indeed small, daughter mo pala si Michi. We've been following each others blog for some time already. Merry Christmas Mommy Joy (Nakiki-Mommy Joy na rin ako).

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