Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Moving to Arizona meant for me choosing a great school for Brandon. The A grade school close to our house didnt have any openings at the time I registered Brandon. Nevertheless, I thanked God in advance for giving Brandon the school he needs to help him grow and learn happily. August 3 2015 was the first day of school, and since he was still waitlisted at our school of choice, we enrolled him to his community school. That same week, I received an email on Wednesday that Brandon has been accepted to our school of choice and started going there the following Monday. Faith, Actionm and Expectation are my main three ingredients in causing the Universe to converge all circumstances/events/people to manifest my desire. Thank you God.
Perseverance and focusing on your vision will get you there. And when you reach the top... aahhh. What a great feeling it is indeed.
It is ok to take a rest when life throws curve balls at you. Most importantly, taking a break allows you to see things in a much more positive perspective.
I prayed for a child. But I received more than a child. With this child, my life has become truly purposeful and meaningful. My son, you have pushed me to be the best I can be so that you can be the best you can be. You have taught (and continue to teach) me love in its purest form. Sometimes, it is so pure that your Dad misinterprets it. You are the greatest gift that God has given me apart from your Dad and the life I have. I am ever grateful to you. I love you forever across lifetimes and universes.
I was in a meeting one time in my previous job, and admiring the beautiful beaded lanyard of my co-worker. I asked him where he got it and looked it up online, but the price was making it tentative for me to buy. I continued to think about wearing a beautiful lanyard at work nevertheless. The following week, one of my good friends at work was transferring to another position, and she gave me a gift. Yes, God answered. She gave me this beautiful beaded lanyard that she used to wear. Thank you God.
In 2014, I started telling my husband that I think we should really start planning on how we can move to a warmer state, if we see ourselves retiring in a warm state. I told him that I think it is best to not wait until we are old and gray, that we should move and establish ourselves where we want to be eventually. God answered. In a chain of interesting events, I started feeling the need to pursue other work opportunities, which led me to accept a consulting job in May 2015. With this job, I had to travel to California, which prompted me to look into nearby states that would lessen the travel time. One day, I woke up with a voice in my head to google house in Arizona, and Maricopa houses came up. I showed a house to my hubby, and he said with conviction, we are moving to Arizona. In a few weeks, he flew in to Arizona, worked with a real estate agent to do house showings via facetime and youtube videos. With a leap of faith, we sold our house in Waukesha, we made an offer to our house in Arizona, and even though we have not closed on either houses, we drove 3 days to Arizona to get in time for the first day of school for Brandon, which is Aug 3 2015. We arrived in Arizona July 28 2015. The Arizona house negotiation was still going back and forth. By July 31 2015, we got an accepted offer and moved to the new house Aug 1, 2015. They let us live in the house for free until the closing. We closed the Arizona house on Aug 19, 2015. You see, prayers are answered when you believe and follow your intuition. Thank you God.
I was 21 years old, I was on my way home with my mom, and I asked her about how would it be all possible to own a house, raise a family, send my future kids to school, when my salary (PHP converted to USD) was merely 10$/month. She said that it all works out. Everything has a way of working out. 23 years later, here I am with my dream family, dream job, and living in my dream house. Thank you God.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
God and the Universe answer prayers like crazy ( I am very thankful). I was shopping for window films yesterday and thinking that it would be so nice if we can have great company at our house tonight for the fireworks. When I came home, hubby got a call from one of our friends that they are bringing their company over to our house and watch fireworks together. So we had an impromptu "partee" between 9pm-2am! Swimming + fireworks + BLT + spaghetti + pancakes + great company
God works in mysterious ways. I have asked him for time with my boys and the experience of freedom from corporate life. He answered. He cut short my project assignment so it ends first week of June. And now, while waiting for my next project, it is SUMMER break, I am with my boys all the time, and having a taste of "retirement" from pressures of corporate life. God thank you!
I remember in the year 2014, I was taking a shower and talking to God and saying, "It would be nice to have a new house as gift for my birthday." He answered. In the year 2015, we moved to a new house in July 2015, and closed the house on my birthday August 19. Thank you God.
After moving to our house in Arizona, I was walking around the block and telling the Universe that it would be nice to have extra money to pay the bills, and buy furniture. I also asked Him about the aquarium. I wasn't sure if I wanted to keep it so I told Him that It is all up to Him. God answered. The big aquarium in our house leaked before we closed the house. Since it was technically owned by the previous owners when the incident happened, their home insurance covered it, and since the approval happened after we closed the house, the insurance just wrote them a check for the repair, which was given to us directly. I asked God for 20K. We received a check for 21K. Not only did I get the money I asked for, I also got the answer I was looking for regarding the aquarium. Thank you God.
When we were in Waukesha and Brandon was just about 4 years old, I really wanted a great friend for him, and a friend whose parents would be great friends for us too. I would talk to God about this every time I had quiet moments with Him. I enrolled Brandon to YMCA for summer camp one summer and whenever he would come home he would talk about a boy named Ed. I decided to write a short note to Ed's parents for a playdate. While writing the note, my pen even ran out of ink and had to switch to another color. It only took that effort, and Brandon has found a best friend in Eddie Miller. The bonus part is I have found a great friend in Sheri Wieburg Miller, Ed's mom. Thank you God.
I was in the living room of our Waukesha house and just looking at the entire living room, thinking about how it would feel to have a bedroom as big as that living room. God answered. When we moved to Arizona, He gave us a house in which the master bedroom fits a living room set, a king size bed, his/hers vanity, his/hers walk-in closet, stand up shower, and a big tub. Thank you God.
My husband is the only hope in his family to carry on the family name Maki. Not only that, we were trying to have a baby for almost two years and I wasn't getting pregnant. When we finally saw a doctor, it was found that we cannot have a baby. My husband accepted that BUT I DID NOT. I believed in my heart that I am destined to be a mom. I also believed that we will have a baby boy. When we bought our first house in Waukesha, I picked the room for the baby and painted it blue. At night I would imagine having a growing baby in my womb and I talked to him a lot. Everyday I would pretend I was holding this baby in my arms and singing to him. God answered. In March 2007, I got pregnant naturally. And it was a baby boy. And he grew up in that room that I reserved for him even before we knew all these wonderful things would come true. Thank you God.