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Turning 30

I am 30.

30 years old, that is...I can't believe that my twenties is over.  It was a solid 10 years and I can't seem to remember most of what happened! Haha! But I can surely remember the most precious memories and events in my twenties.  I had my first job at 20 and stayed in the company until I'm 25.  I got married at 25.  Had a daughter at 26.  And what else?  See, I can't remember most of it.  But surely being in my 20s made me realize that life is indeed short and we need to make the most of it.

Last June 7, my husband prepared a surprise party for me.  It was a blast and not the usual catered party.  It was a Jollibee party! I have been telling him that I want to have a Jollibee party when I turn 30 because I never had one when I was a kid.  And i was pretty much touched and "kilig" when he prepared that for me.  There were only a few guests, but they're enough to make the party a memorable one.

June 8-9, another surprise - but this he told me in advance since we need to prepare.  He reserved a villa for 4 at Cintai Corito's Garden Resort, which by the way is a really nice but expensive place.  I told him that I want to spend my birthday with my family, and he did it again.  But we were not complete.  My father was too busy with work to file for a leave and spend time with his family on his daughter's 30th birthday - talk about priorities, huh?  So it was only me, Jake, Jenika and my mom.  I was happy but I admit, there was a pinch of disappointment and even hurt because my father chose to be at work rather than be with us.  And honestly, I'm still pissed.  I cannot even bear to look him in the eye and talk to him.  I'm just simply hurt.  But of course, life must go on and time will not stop for me or for him.  And so the day went by and I had to force myself to be happy because 3 of the most important people in my life are with me.

June 10-11, another escape, but this time it's just me and Jake.  It was pure rest and downtime for us.  It is very seldom that we get to have these moments together since we had Jenika so it was really a nice change.

Over-all, I can say that my 30th birthday celebration/s is/are a blast.  And all the credit goes to my husband, Jake for preparing everything and thinking of nothing else but to make me happy.

Despite all the glitches and negativities, I can't help but think of 2 things:  I am blessed.  I am loved.

Happy 30th Birthday to me!


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