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A Walk Through My Birthday

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Wisdom will multiply your days and add years to your life.

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This year I celebrated my birthday differently. I usually get on my knees at 00.00 to whisper a simple prayer of thankfulness for years that passed and hope for years to come.

This year, or last night, it was different. I was standing in line to enter a club, called Budha Bar, when the clock hit 00.00 CET.

Was I becoming less religious?

I hope the change of routine does not define my faith to God nor it makes me less religious. To all fairness, I did whisper a short prayer, with a very happy smile of “Thank you God” when I was standing there. It was as if He was standing next to me, along with my friends who hugged and kissed me and wished me happy birthday. Thank you for making me feel loved on this birthday.

I went home quite late. It was morning actually, I cleaned up myself and was down on my knees. After more detailed thankfulness, I got myself a birthday noodles. It is a cultural thing to have a noodle dish during birthday since noodles represent longevity in my culture. I cooked for myself an Indomie fried noodles for this birthday, just like last year. As I enjoyed the most delicious instant noodle in the world, no exaggeration, I read the news about Paris bombing. Oh. It was horrible. There were 180 people died when I celebrated the gift of life. Ironic. After replying for messages here and there and explanation of several missed Facetime calls. I went to bed. Another gift on this birthday. A place to lie my head, where I could sleep without worries. Thank you God.

IMG_0405I woke up at noon and received a small equisite celebration with my flatmates. They arranged a birthday brunch for me. Arte made me my favourite pancakes. Francesca and Wietske prepared boiled eggs, bread, croissant, juice, coffee, tea, strawberry spread, chocolate jam, cheese, tomatoes, and a delicious bluberry frozen cake with 5 candles on top. They sang birthday song and gave me an H&M gift voucher. Whoa! Somebody needs to stop this flow of blessings, I might get carried away! 😉

We spent almost 2 hours eating and talking about stupid stuffs in life. Yeah… stupid stuffs in life.

Was I becoming less wise?

I hope not. I learned that God can use anyone, anything, anytime, anyhow to show how much He loves me. And I felt so blessed through these people. After brunch, I went back to reply more birthday wishes that I got from people half way around the world. They wished me longevity, luck, blessings and safety, especially due to the Paris bombing. Thank you everyone. My prayers of my birthday go to you. That You are blessed because I am so blessed.

In the evening, I went to a little girl birthday party as what-should-be a princess. She shared the same birthday with me. Her mom, is one of our friends from the previous batch of this program. Sofie, the little princess, still has a long way to go. I hope she will grow into a woman of faith. She hugged when I dismissed myself from her birthday. Thank you for sharing your birthday with mine with our wonderful friends.

The night was ended with another prayer with a specific wish of my heart being spoken. And with all of that, I closed my eyes and hoping for more days of blessing in the coming year.

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  1. Happy bday miss Val. Wish I can write in English as good as you are. Enjoy the blessing …

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    amos ve

    November 16, 2015 at 1:20 AM

    • Thank you 🙂 Yes, of course you can, it just takes practice in daily basis.

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      vallaura

      November 16, 2015 at 8:23 AM


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