Yay! The year 2022 is here! Oh, how I longed for this year to come.

Last week, I envisioned celebrating the New Year’s with a special family worship and a meal with soup, bread, and dessert and instrumental hymns and candle in the background. The house was supposed to be immaculately clean with everything put away neatly and orderly. Start right, right?

But it didn’t happen.

Few days ago, Bethany got sick (as I mentioned in the previous post) and then I got sick. Bethany got cough and cold and (as I mentioned also in the previous post) I got a slew of other symptoms that resulted to me taking some time to process and accept the result of the test. Most of the time when you go take a test on something you’d like to get a positive result but there are some that you would like to get a negative result, and this one was one of them. Even before going to the urgent care, I already had kind of a hunch of what I have but I still had to go and get the confirmation and it was confirmed. Positive.

So instead of prepping for the New Year’s, I spent time taking care of myself–checking my O2 sat, pulse rate, temperature, getting enough rest, drinking enough liquid, eating enough food even if my taste bud was being funny, moving a bit, doing steam inhalation and/or hot bath, etc. It’s quite a job but can’t complain. I am very grateful for my husband for picking up my slack and taking care of the family. Poor guy–had to juggle between family and work.

What did we end up doing then for New Year’s?

I welcomed the New Year and the Sabbath together with my sister and my daughter. It was a gift! Yes, it was not as what I envisioned but sometimes just being there and being in the moment with people that you care about is enough. (Yes, I would have been happier if my husband was home but he had to go and do a Bible study at church.) Then today we were supposed to go to church (me staying in the car or somewhere by myself to avoid getting other people sick) but we woke up to a snowy day with freezing rain and church had to be done online. It was such a blessing though seeing a blanket of snow around our neighborhood. It’s the first snow fall here and it was beautiful!

Music time during our evening family worship

What’s the takeaway on my New Year’s?

Even if things didn’t go as planned, I am grateful and beyond grateful that I got to spend it with my family–that I am here on the way to recovery. I also got to spend a good time with God today and has made a resolution to PRIORITIZE GOD all the time. This is my plan. My vision is to SPEND ETERNITY WITH JESUS.

It’s about time to really take God very seriously and make sure that everything revolves around my love for Him and the choices I make are because of Him and for Him.

“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”

Matthew 6:33 KJV

What about you? What are your plans for this year? What is in your vision board?

“Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.”

Proverbs 29:18 KJV

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