Birthday and Boarding house blessings
Date: August 19, 2022
Life as well as things that we acquired are both a wonderful blessings from above and we should be thankful for.
Last Sunday August 14, I received an invitation from a friend and a churchmate before. She is inviting us to attend the 5th birthday celebration of their son as well as boarding house blessings on August 18, 2022. We are blessed and happy being invited by them because I know this person that she is not comfortable of inviting a lot of people but she is inviting just a few closest friends. This is also a chance that we can visit their place again after almost 2 years of lockdowns.
A day after, my sister in law asked me through a chat if we were invited by that friend. I told her yes we were invited and she told me they are invited too. So, I told her that we will go there together.
Yesterday is the celebration and based on the invitation, the program will start at 3PM. It's already 3PM but still we're in the house, I am waiting for my husband who's out from work is 3PM too plus the time spent for traveling. So he could reach home around 3:15PM.
When he got home, I borrowed his cellphone and call my sister in law where they are only to found out that they are just waiting for my call. She said she won't go there if I won't. So, I told her move fast and we will go because for sure few are just invited.
My son is still sleeping that time so I wake him up so we can go there. We went straight to the venue and found few people there.
The program not yet started because they are still waiting for the Pastor who forgot his appointment. While waiting we took the time for taking some pictures and when the Pastor arrived, the program started.
Part of the program is giving the history of how they acquire a boarding house. The owner told us that when they have a money enough to buy a car, she really want to buy a car for their family. But her husband told her that a car will need a lot of maintenance and it cost them big. The husband suggests to put up some business first so they could have some income and have a source of fund in the future. She agreed with her husband and they decided to put up a boarding house. First they have only one room, it becomes two, becomes three, becomes four and now becomes five. Their goal is 20 rooms and they will be working out for the next 15 rooms soon.
That was a great decision they made because having a boarding house is a big help for them every month. We are so happy for them too.
After giving the history, the Pastor gave a message that reminds all of us that what we have acquired here on earth comes from God. We should not be boastful for having it because we are not the owner but instead its from God. He reminded us that we always praise God for all His blessings and be thankful for everything that we have. He then offer a prayer for the celebrant as well as he blessed every room of the boarding house.
After the program, a Pastor offered a prayer for the food before we partake it. There's a lot of food being served but I just choose those viand which is free from meat. The Pastor is a vegetarian so they also prepared vegetarian menu. I choose it because aside it is more healthy, I seldom eat it because only few people are vegetarian.
I felt so full last night and kids enjoy it too. Kids were given packed food and it contains spaghetti and fried chicken as what kids love. They also given juice and party bag that contains chocolates and candies.
It was a great time to spend with friends, church mates and even to our Pastor who already forgot my name. Might be because he is old enough to remember my name or might be because we didn't meet for almost two years.
If someone invites you, give time for it because you didn't know how they value your time for being there.
Business or source of another income is a good choice too over your wants but still it will depend on someone's priority.
This is just a story telling of what happened yesterday but I am so grateful because you still gave time to visit and read this random article of mine.
Happy friday everyone.