I'm blessed because..

Posted by ~Summer~ on November 25, 2011

In case you didn't realise, it's Thanksgiving in the US today.

Well, not that this day is a big one in Europe or in Asia, but the fourth Thursday of November is a day to remember your blessings and be grateful for how life has been to you.

Honestly, I wouldn't say this year has been the best for me. No, I'm not being cynical. I had the worst quarrel of all time with my hubby, I had to be put under general anaesthesia and undergo my first ever operation, and to top things off, guess what, I lost a baby. If you don't know how that feels, well, it sucks big time x 1000. x 1000 x 1000 x 1000.

That said, it isn't fair if we keep moaning about the heartbreaking calamities of life and not remember all the good, happy things that have helped in bringing on the laughter, in keeping our sanity intact and in making the world a better place to live in.

Few days ago, my friend told me that I am a blessed woman. You know what, I have never denied that. For all the countless tears I have shed in my life, I have been bestowed with ten times the smiles and an immeasurable amount of joy.

I am blessed because:

1) I have a dad and mum who love me deeply, even if they can't articulate it well most of the time. Whenever I get into deep shit, or when life hits me with a harsh blow, I know that I have somebody to pull me out of the quicksand.

Despite the fact that we lived in a 3-room HDB for over 20 years and that we don't know what luxury means, I have always felt like the richest kid in the arms of my mum.

And my dad, notwithstanding his somewhat ferocious front and stern voice, I know that he actually has a kind heart and one that provides me, and Angel, with unyielding love.

2) Everyday when I open my eyes, I get to smell the sweet fragrance of roses and lavender. Ok, it depends on what powder I applied on Angel the night before.

The thing is, even if I wake up and find myself in a pool of pee, it doesn't change the fact that I have a wonderful, angelic little girl who greets me "Mummy, Morning!" and showers me with hugs and kisses. Which is one of the few things in life that I can never get enough of.

Since I became a mum, there have been times when I just wanna break down and cry. No one ever said mummyhood was gonna be a smooth journey. Nonetheless, whenever tears well up in my eyes, there's always someone beside me who will help to wipe them away. Even if she was the one who caused them in the first place, I'm still more than blessed to have this kiddo.

Because of her, my life has taken on a whole new meaning. For her, I want to be stronger, happier and a better person. It's like, suddenly I have a darn good reason to live for and I simply wanna cherish every second of my life. With her.

3) Even if the world crashes down one day, I have a Superman who will somehow save the world with his superpowers. See, there's a reason why he's called Xavier since he can be a saviour. Well, before you run and get a vomit bag, all I wanna say is at least that's how my hubby makes me feel most of the time.

I can never be thankful enough for marrying this man who helps me to do the dirty dishes, the laundry, the cooking, the grocery shopping and who loves me, and my imperfections, with all his heart. He's definitely my knight in shining armour and if one day the whole world turns against me, I know that he will always, always be the one right by my side to protect me till his last breath. Just stop nagging me to get a 6-pack, will you? 

You see, there are many other things in life that I want to be thankful for, but just for this year, I'm going to keep it to these three. Which by no coincidence happen to be the most important people in my life.

It's not the events, the physical objects or the intangible wealth that makes my life. It's the people in it.

Happy Thanksgiving.


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