My sprained ankle

My sprained ankle

I missed a step on the staircase and here was my sprained ankle on the right foot on 2nd Feb.

This was after a week…

Even now as I write, I have not fully recovered, the area near the ankle bone still has a little swell and I have been wearing ankle guard. The physician at the TCM said that I could have hurt the tendon that is why it’s taking a little long to recover.

I went for accupunture twice to reduce the swell which was a nerve wrecking experience to me, not knowing what to expect. The thing I don’t like is Raffles Medical TCM don’t have herbal wrap for the ankle.

During day 2 of CNY, my son commented about everyone wearing blue and I told them I have been feeling blue since I sprained my ankle. But throughout it all, I am thankful to the Hub who has volunteered to bring the kids to school so that I do not need to walk so much. He will continue to bring them until my ankle has fully recovered.

Praying, laying hands and confessing for total healing everyday.

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My heart ached for my 容易受伤的baby 

My heart ached for my 容易受伤的baby 

Never thought that there will be a day where I will have to document such a post. Out of the 3 kids, R is always the most adventurous, most gung-ho and has zero understanding of fear. 

Yesterday he looked very listless and not his usual cheerful chirpy self when I picked him up from childcare. After several asking, he finally said that he fell at the playground (suspect is e monkey bar) and his right arm was painful and he was very sad that his friend laugh at him when he fell . There was no call from his teachers and only 轻描淡写 say 摔倒了 and to monitor at home. 

I am not asking for a hawk’s eyes on the little boy but at least to be aware and alert when the children are at the playground…and considering that there were much lesser children now compared to normal school days. When I asked the teacher why she did not call us to inform (which is the least I expected), she explained cos R wasn’t really crying and she did checked and pressed his arm to see. Till now, I still do not know exactly how R got hurt since the teachers said that they didn’t see him fall down. So could also be he pulled the arms joints while hanging on the bar.

After Hub examine him when he was back from  work, we thought it could just be a simple sprain as he couldn’t fully stretch his hand and probably will heal on its own. Hub even made a temporary DIY cast on him to prevent him for moving around when he is sleeping. 

The pain was just too much for a 5 year old to bear and he woke up twice crying in pain. I cannot bear to see him suffer and brought him to NUH at 1am. After 2 hours, here is him in a partial cast…
According to the doctor while the x-ray showed nothing but ultrasound scan showed that there is bleeding within his elbow area and looks to be a fracture. He will have to be in cast for a week and hopefully it heals on its own and there is no need for a permanent cast. 

If you are reading this, please say a little prayer for R. 

The little boy who is not so little anymore

The little boy who is not so little anymore

Dear Alvez

When you graduated from K2 and transisted to P1, we or mainly is mummy was very anxious and worried for you. Worried that you are not as articulate and expressive as your sister, whether you know how to make your request known or how to ask for help. Worried if you will be able to make new friends and who you will  eat and play with. Worried if you are able to buy food on your own. Worried about your emotions to enter formal school education. Worried if you can follow teachers instruction. And probably some other minor stuff that I can’t even remember. 

But after one year, you have shown me how resilient, reliable you can be. You showed me that my worries are uncalled for. I am so thankful that you are my son and I know I can count on you.

I pray that as you journey on in this route of formal education, you will continue to have the thirst and hunger to learn new knowledge and you will continue to be the pleasant boy to your teachers and friends. 

Love mummy

Thanksgiving 2017

Thanksgiving 2017

After 8 years of being a CGL, I made a tough but necessary decision to step down in 2014 as it was a different season of my life where our kids were young and I do not think that I can give the best to everyone. Although I tried attending CG for a while but things just did not work out as the kids will be asking for my attention and disrupting the atmosphere and other members.

Today, we are happy to call S66 our spiritual family since late 2015. We feel right at home…there are friends whom we can connect with since there are quite a number of us who are “old-timers”. KH always like to say that the CG is 卧虎藏龙 because there are so many ex leaders. 

You probably feel intimidated by the sheer troupe of adults and kids. For some, they find us too rowdy, noisy and cannot understand how some of our members can fellowship till past midnight after CG at e CGL place. You don’t have to understand us but you just need to experience us, that is my personal opinion . 

You can rest here but after that your ship need to set sail…

Standing in the gap and rising to the call at the most inconvenient time…

Stepping out and heeding to the call…

We made many friends here and are happy to call S66 our home…

Do not be overly concerned with the numbers but the potential of the people in the group…

These are some of the quotes that my fellow members expressed last night during our annual thanksgiving. Many shared that 2017 was not a great year, for some, it was  tough year where their breakthroughs have not yet been seen…for some, there were health issues to worry about, relationship with children to ponder over… as KH said, 2017 was a year of GRACE.. despite all that, we still come together every bi-monthky to have CG. The younger ones will have children church ~ conducted and rotated among the parents while the tweets have the youth leader to come and share with them. 

Because of them, they have made me a better person; they showed love, they do love and they poured love to others. We do life together. It is never about how many houses we have, what kind of property we live in, what car we drive or what holiday we go. It has always been about God,His people and His kingdom.

The CG didn’t start off with all glam almost 6 years ago. KH and June stepped up to the call in one of the most difficult time of the church and they ever shared that there as one CG where only 1 member turned up. They sought the Lord, had a relevation and bam…here is e big family of S66.

Yesterday thanksgiving was one where we really appreciated one another… Pris who organise the event…Dr David and Angie for opening up their place…Renee helped with goody bag for the kids…Charis and Angie who spent time and effort in the deco…Merv our ever faithful photographer…Sophia always the one who will take pic of every family sharing.. You guys are just awesome! 

I always tell Lynn G “what will we do without her?” She is one amazing lady who just have the power and anointing to connect and bring people together. We had to release her to another CG to be  blessing and for her and Mike to fulfil their destiny and I know that greater things in store for both of them in 2018. 

If you think that all is solemn and serious,you are wrong! We are a bunch of adults,family with kids who are Not Boring! We had a thanksgiving theme – Royalty aka Kings and Queens, Princesses and Princes and everyone rose to the occasion and came supportive of the event. 

What have I learned from this bunch of awesome and God loving people?    

1. Be warm ~ it was this human touch that made us feel welcome. 

2. Be real ~ Relax and be you. We are not perfect and work in progress. 

3. Be there ~ It may not be possible for us to always be physically present but we are always a text, a prayer,a phone call away and we never be too busy to even just send a text. Your one text, prayer and phone call can bring faith, strength and courage. 

Thank you for being our friends here in  this seson of our life. While I know that this is where God puts us for this season, we are thankful and grateful to so of you in one way or another. Let’s run this race and do life together!

My first prayers from my daughter

My first prayers from my daughter

Last night, I was talking to my older two kids about leaving for a business trip to Macau and was trying to explain to them about typhoon and it’s destruction. I casually mentioned that when they remember mummy in the next 2 weeks, I ask them to say a little prayer for me for safety and protection.

Alvez told me in these exact words “Mummy, you make sure you stay in the hotel and don’t go out. You make sure you on the torch light and eat your biscuits and drink milo if the typhoon comes and you cannot go out and buy food”. He may be mischievous and likes to disturb his siblings lately but he can be very sensible and sweet at times.

Before Inez went to bed, she asked me to go to her room and she will pray for me. I didn’t had my phone with me to capture her laying her hands on my shoulder and she prayed. This is her childlike faith prayer:” Jesus, I lift up my mummy into Your hands, I pray that You will protect her and her colleagues as they take the plane tomorrow. Your Holy Spirit will watch over her everywhere she go. Mummy will be safe and You will bring her back safely. Jesus I asked that You will give mummy a heart to be strong and healthy. In Jesus name I pray,Amen!” I could sense the presence of God in her room and tears welled up in my eyes as I sense the genuineness and sincere love she had for me. I believe the way she prayed must be learning and following what I always do when I lay hands and pray for her.

As parents, sometime we may think that we know a lot more than our children and belittle them. But let it be a reminder to ourselves that sometimes the love of God can come through our little ones.

I am so touched by the love of my little ones and I know it is not because I am a super awesome or super motherly kind of mum but because they have learned and been exposed to who God is.

Special letter to Inez on your journey of being a P1

Special letter to Inez on your journey of being a P1

Dear Inez,

Mummy is writing this special letter to share with you my thoughts on your journey and completion as a Primary One student. I can imagine how tough it was for you to transit from a kindergartener to a formal school, the stress that you may need to go through in a change of environment of familiarity to something new (school, teacher, friends, routine, school work) and of course having to wake up early at 6.20am.

You did extremely well in your academic for Term 1 & Term 2 which was awesome. In every journey we take, there will be ups and downs; yup, you dip in your grades in Term 3 but somehow you seem to realize and tried to bounce back in Term 4. We are proud of the resilience spirit you demonstrated and how proud you were when you were awarded the badge in school.

Mummy wants you to know that behind the constant “nagging and harping” is our heart’s desire to want you to always give your 100% in everything that you do; doing things with a spirit of excellence and a never say die attitude. This is above an beyond the grades that we want you to catch in your spirit. Daddy will say “Ya, grades are important but it’s not everything. The character molding and building, the values you have in your life is more important than grades”. And I can sense him trying to chill me down when I see you not trying your best. In that sense, Mummy tends to be more “kan cheong” than Daddy.

You and I have some “hair-tearing, tear dropping” moments as both of us learn together in adjusting to this new milestone of our lives. But hey babe, we survived and soon, you will be promoted to Primary 2.

I have absolute confidence in you and I know you will always try your best as you mature. Whatever it is, please know that we love you very much and have faith in you. We pray that as you continue this journey, we pray for wisdom to be upon you as you study hard, play hard and learn to serve your friends and teachers, living out the values of a Fairsians.

Leaving a picture of your class this year, which just seems like yesterday…

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Fruity Fruity

Fruity Fruity

I’m not sure if you have a “Happy Problem” like me…All my 3 kids love to eat fruits and the only problem with 3 kids is they all love different kinds of fruits and I have to “tailor-made” to their taste each time I’m at the supermarket or the market. The good thing is they do share a common love for some fruits like kiwi, strawberry, blueberry, apples and grapes.

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Inez – Besides the common love of the above fruits, she likes watermelon, honeydew as well. She attempted dragon fruit and did comment that not much taste (ok, maybe the mummy don’t really know how to choose the fruit). One fruit she don’t like is banana, which I guess it’s too “mushy softy” for her.

Alvez – He likes banana, pear but he is one fickle minded person. There was a time that he likes papaya but now he don’t.

Reyez – Out of the 3, he is the easiest in terms of food, he basically eats anything and even attempted few mouthful of durian. Till now, he seldom rejects the fruits that has been offered to him though his fave is probably grapes. What joy it is to every parent to have a not fussy kid who attempts to eat anything and everything.

Actually, I’m kind of happy that the children love fruits cos we all hear of stories of how difficult it is to get children eat their veggies and fruits. I’m sure glad that they follow my genes in eating veggies and fruits…

Kids, I think we need to harp Daddy on his veg & fruits intake..