and entering the 30th year of my life…. nervous, excited, worried, joyful, anxious, all mixed up.
Looking back on my life journey, I feel grateful.
Being born the last in the family and growing up through the years…
Joining a lot of dancing activities.
and being so active in church ministries since then; dancing at christmas, playing dramas, singing in choir, leading youth team, playing music, teaching children Sunday school, and many more…
Being the only one in the family who graduated from the university.
Got a teaching job in Cambridge Child Development Center.
Got a teaching job again in another school.
Joined a wonderful program called IVEP through MCC. Meeting A LOT of people from around the world.
Living in Newton, KS with two wonderful people.
Experiencing a deep loss of our loved one.
Working with wonderful people.
travelling a lot to many places in USA; Chicago, Indianapolis, Goshen, St.Louis, places around Kansas, Colorado, California, and visited one place where my mom really wants to go: Niagara Falls.
Meeting long-time-no-see friends.
Coming back to Indonesia and got a teaching job right away. Making friends with new people once again. Feeling the joy of teaching.
If you ever wonder, I am on the second row from the lowest row, the fourth person from the left side.
WOW….! And there are still a lot more! 29 years! All of those places I’ve been, all those people who are coming into my life. All that God has done for me. Those are amazing years of my life journey. And I am still curious what will I experience next. Some people say life begins at 30, hm….
Even though, I was sick, stayed at home, and went to the doctor on the day I turned 30, still I am grateful, so grateful and I keep believing.
(Noodle is a must for a birthday in Chinese culture, it represent long life since noodles are long)
A song that is always in my heart:
Thank You Jesus, Jesus, Jesus. Thank You Jesus.
It’s only by Your grace that I can live today, forever I will praise Your Name.
I am grateful, grateful for amazing 29 years and many more to come.