Saturday, December 31, 2011

Looking Back at 2011

There are just about four hours left to 2011 and looking back, this has been a wonderful year. It has been a year filled with blessings that actually began in 2010. God’s protection and faithfulness continues to be manifested even through the difficult moments – one of which was when our son contracted Dengue fever during my birthday last September. I remember spending my birthday at the hospital instead of spending it in Boracay. We were forced to cancel our trip but it was alright for as long as our son was safe. This was also the year I got hospitalized for the first time and even underwent a minor surgery.

Taken at Marikina Valley Medical Center last February

This is what was left from the fire in Guadalupe where four families from our church in Makati were affected

The tragedies like the fire in Lateral Compund in Guadalupe, Makati City and the flash floods Cagayan De Oro and Iligan City were also something we had to face together with some people we know.

Every year has always been a mixture of positive and negative experiences but the past two years (the best two years of my life so far) has been filled with more good stuff than bad ones. 2011 was a year to remember new people we met in church, a new outreach location, moments with blogger friends, personalized keepsakes received, reunions with high school friends, time spent traveling to places I’ve never been to (Hongkong), new hobbies to get engaged in (wake boarding and City Kart Racing) and special people whom we started investing in.

Hongkong Disneyland

City Kart Racing for the first time

Just recently, my son learned how to kart race as well

Our outreach at Gen. Pio Del Pilar National High School began in January 2011

I look forward to 2012 with hope that God’s blessings would continue so that we could also continue to be a blessing to people around us. As the new year unfolds, I claim the passage in Lamentations 3:22-23 where it says, “Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning (year); great is Your faithfulness.”



Ria said...

happy new year jeff :)

Jeff Aspacio said...

Thanks, Ria. Happy new year to you, too!