May 31st, 2008   Stephanie   Announcements, Three best friends   2 Comments

I just wanted to say belated happy birthday to Sam’s sister, Justine aka Daiga. She celebrated her big day on May 29th. We wish we could’ve stayed longer in Canada and celebrated with you, but you were in our thoughts. Thanks for all your help and advice.

In Hong news, he’s really starting to try to practice his singing these days. Whenever there’s a song on, especially one he knows, he tries to follow along. It’s so adorable. Anyway, since he was young, I’ve tried to sing to him frequently and usually they’ve been Christian songs as they’re the ones I tend to remember best. The other day as he was about to take his afternoon nap, I started singing one of our usuals “Cares Chorus”. When I finished, he said “Mom… burd” and I didn’t understand at first but it turned out “burd” is his title for the song.

I cast all my cares upon You.
I lay all of my burdens down at Your feet.
And anytime I don’t know what to do.
I will cast all my cares upon You.

Such a simple song, but one I loved as a kid and still brings me comfort whenever I feel weighed down. Now it’s one of Hong’s favorites to sing along to but I hope he remembers as he grows up that God is there no matter how hopeless or heavy the situation is.

And on a light note, Hong put on his own sandals yesterday. He loves going out, whether just for a walk outside or going shopping but when he knows he’s about to go out, he knows he has to change clothes then put on his shoes. Usually, he’ll go grab his pants for me and wait for us to put on his shoes. However, I guess I was extra slow yesterday cause when I came out, he was already waiting for me with his sandals on. It’s a small thing, but it shows how he’s becoming more and more self-reliant. He’s getting to be such a big boy! I’m just glad he decided to wait for me instead of opening the door and waiting for me outside.

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  • awe. hong news are very entertaining. i know how you feel about the small things…i get a kick out of mere words…ahahah

  • I know!! Last week he was using the word ‘the’ as in, ‘close the window’ instead of ‘close window’ and today he was using ‘and’. He’s say ‘mama.. and.. papa’ .. So cute!!!

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