Today is a very special, yet also a very sad day in my family.

Today is Ting’s birthday. He turns 33 years old. 🙂 Stephanie and the kids surprised him at roller skate land. I didn’t get to go because I had work, but I heard they had a great time.

Today my brother cried. He was sad. He sent a text in the afternoon asking for prayers for Corey, Bonnie’s brother. Unfortunately, Corey didn’t make it.

“Corey was pronounced dead at 2210 central time.” He said.

I asked Kuya if he can talk. He called me and I listened. I tried not to talk a lot. My brother cried. I wanted to cry, but I didn’t. I told him it was okay to cry – it’s what makes us human. I told him when Bonnie comes home, just hold her… you don’t have to say a word, but if you want to cry, just cry. He’s worried about what to say to the kids. He asked me about pergatory. He said Gavin knows what it is, and Gavin is going to get mad because his uncle isn’t going to heaven. I told my Kuya, that I know that when someone believes in Jesus, he will go to heaven because he believes. Corey believes.

Today Nai Nai’s Mom, Ting’s grandma, also past away. I sent her a greeting to send her my thoughts and prayers.

Today I pray for my family. Lord, please hear our prayers. I lift up to you the people I love. Hear their hearts and heal the brokenness inside them. Bless others with protection and healing and may they have many more years to come.