Saturday, February 09, 2013

CONTINUE ON BY ROY LESSIN

My dearest mentor mom Dee shared this with our mommy group.  I hope to pass on the encouragement to all the wives/mommies out there through this poem as well.

Continue On 
By Roy Lessin

(Update as of June 20, 2014.  My original blog post attributed this poem to I. Brown.  After further research and input from other readers, I've updated it to Roy Lessin)

A woman once fretted over the usefulness of her life.  She feared she was wasting her potential being a devoted wife and mother.  She wondered if the time and energy she invested in her husband and children would make a difference.  At times she got discouraged because so much of what she did seemed to go unnoticed and unappreciated.  "Is it worth it?" she often wondered.  "Is there something better than I could be doing with my time?"

It was during these moments of questioning that she heard the still, small voice of her heavenly Father speak to her heart:

"You are a wife and mother because that is what I have called you to be.  Much of what you do is hidden from the public eye.  But I notice.  Most of what you give is done without remuneration.  But I am your reward.  Your husband cannot be the man I have called him to be without your support.  Your influence upon him is greater than you think and more powerful than you will ever know.  I bless him through your service and honor him through your love.  Your children are precious to Me -- even more precious than they are to you.  I have entrusted them to your care to raise for Me."

"What you invest in them is an offering to Me."

"You may never be in the public spotlight.  But your obedience shines as a bright light before Me."

"Continue on."


"And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ."
-- Colossians 3:23-24 --

Monday, December 24, 2012

MERRY CHRISTMAS 2012 AND HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013

From our house to yours.



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May you have a wonderful rest of 2012 and blessed new year.

~The Prasetyas~

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

DAY 21 #21DAYSGRATITUDE

Last day of the challenge already?  Wow, time flies.

Today, we are grateful for the positive attitude of Papahroo's mom.  Babyroo was even serenaded by her beautiful harmonica playing during the hangout earlier.  She is such a blessing!


We are also grateful for our Small Group couples.  This is our third Thanksgiving together.  And it has been our tradition to celebrate Thanksgiving together.  To have them around is like having a reliable support system, family nearby, and accountability partners.  Thick and thin are better shared after all!

Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!!!  Hope you get to celebrate Thanksgiving with your loved ones.  Don't forget to count your blessing.  Thank you for joining our family in this challenge.

May this be a blessing!  Until next year!

Read Day 20

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

DAY 20 #21DAYSGRATITUDE

Today, we are grateful for story books and library.  Babyroo loves his story time ever since he was in my tummy.  The fussiness would instantly turn into quietness when the story starts.  The good thing is that I LOVE story telling.  So today Babyroo and I had lots and lots of bonding time after restocking our books from the library.

May this be a blessing!  Until tomorrow!  Gosh, tomorrow is the last day of the challenge already?  Mannnnn!!!

Read Day 19

Monday, November 19, 2012

DAY 19 #21DAYSGRATITUDE

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is only three days away?  Our family is excited for Babyroo's first Thanksgiving ... that's why we're so excited about it.

Anyhow.  Today, we are grateful for Papahroo who came home safely from work.  While walking from the shuttle stop, Papahroo got hit by a car that was exiting a shopping center's parking lot into the street.  Praise the Lord the car was from a stop position and able to stop before it got worse.  I think we will need to get a blinker for Papahroo so that he is more visible while walking at night.  This leads me to the next point.

Cold compressing Papahroo's boo boo
We are grateful for the family to cuddle with and the couch to snuggle our family at.

Though he is in pain, Papahroo can't resist cuddling with Babyroo
May this be a blessing!  And don't forget to always look BOTH ways when you're behind the wheels.  Yes, that means left AND RIGHT.  Be safe wherever you will be this Thanksgiving week.  Until tomorrow!

Read Day 18