so i think i will do one of these challenges soon.
I dont really mean to write this out but a feeling inside me is kinda itching at me to blog.. so today (6.11.11) was my grandmas second memorial service for friends and family in Taiwan. Her burial followed after. My dad, grandpa and aunt flew to Taiwan last Friday along with my grandmas cremation. I’m not sure how things went yet .. since they are ahead of us in time
But dear grandma, Now it really feels like you’re kinda not here at home in pl anymore.. today is also 3months since you passed away; I can’t believe how much time has passed already. Funny how this memorial service fell on the 11th again. I miss you so much still. Every time I see grandpa or visit your room.. I get tingles. I miss your crazy self. I miss your quirky ness. I miss your cooking especially. I miss you asking me to teach you English. And a lot of other things. I still vividly remember our last conversation we had before you went away.. I’m really really glad I made that phone call to you actually. I remember calling you to tell you thank you so much for the pineapple cakes you made for me . So many to eat while I’m at college. And then talking about when we would see each other next. I remember I said something like “yeah I will be going on a spring break missions trip here in Austin with some of my friends from our fellowship but I will be back around Tuesday, so I’ll see you then!” And so we ended the conversation saying okay see you soon! But little did I know everything would change bout four days after that conversation. You unexpectedly left us on 3.11.11 @3:11 pm. God has such perfect timing. He even answered your three wishes: wanting to die without any health problems. Die very peacefully with out pain. And wanting to pass away before grandpa. God is good. But He answered your wishes I think too soon. But there is always a reason for why God does the things he do. I also just wanted to tell you again that grandpa is doing better and better. We just celebrated his 86th birthday. Seeing him happy made all of us smile. I know he would have wanted you there right beside him. But you were watching down on us. I truly hope you’re doing well, nai nai. So I guess instead of “see you next week for spring break”, I’ll see you in heaven!
i cant believe it’s already been a month since 3.11.11. &i cant believe how fast time has gone by.. i still remember that day so well.. there hasn’t been a day that has gone by where i don’t think about you. so many things have reminded me of you; but i know you’re in a much better place now. a place where you can be with THE coolest person ever as well as get all the rest that you weren’t able to get here. again, i miss you and love you so much.
these pictures make me smile so much .. i cant wait to see you again.
.. even though i probably never really showed it.
i hope you’re enjoying it up there<3
“… forgive me if I have tried to add anything to the one foundation,
if I have unconsciously relied upon my knowledge, experience, deeds, and not seen them as filthy rags,
if I have attempted to complete what is perfect in Christ;
may my cry be always, Only Jesus! only Jesus!
in him is freedom from condemnation, fullness in his righteousness, eternal vitality in his given life, indissoluble union in fellowship with him;
in him i have all that i can hold; enlarge me to take in more.
if i backslide, let me like Peter weep bitterly and return to him;
if i am tempted, and have no wit, give me strength enough to trust in him;
if i am weak, may i faint upon his bosom of eternal love;
if in extremity, let me feel that he can deliver me;
if driven to the verge of hope and to the pit of despair, grant me grace to fall into his arms.
o God, hear me, do for me more than i ask, think, or dream.”
— from The Valley of Vision; Puritan Prayers and Devotions
do you see anything wrong with this picture??
so i just practiced some piano and this piece of, i guess sculpture, is one of the items that sits on our piano.. my grandparents got this made in taiwan a few years ago. THIS IS MY FAMILY (in chinese zodiac animal things) :) two big pigs are my grandparents.. then ox and tiger is my dad and mom . then its me, andy, chris and joy.
anyway, i was practicing piano with my dad because he has to lead worship sunday and i noticed that me (the horse) was backwards.. and i clearly remembered it not being backwards before. and so i asked him why am i backwards?! my dad just kept laughing.. and couldnt really talk. then finally said that he dropped it and the horse came off and when he glued it back off… after he had glued it on.. thats when he realized that it was backwards! and now cant fix it. haha.
i just thought i’d share this. :P
i have another picture of what this used to look like.. but i cant find it..
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