This week I went to the movies. It’s been such a long time since I’ve been to an actual theater! I went with my brother, sister-in-law, Abigail, and my mom and watched War Room, a movie all about the power of prayer. I was grateful for the time I was able to spend with them, especially since we rarely watch movies as a family.
I’ve lately been reflecting on the friends that I have in my life and how lucky (or should I say blessed) I am to have them in my life. I firmly believe in the saying “better to have 4 quarters than 100 pennies”. I have denied friendships that I know won’t build me up and will only have negative consequences eventually. I have at the most 3-4 friends. But they are REAL friends. Tried and true. I think true, honest, sincere friendship is one of the best gifts one could ever receive; I know for a fact that I have and for that I’m very grateful.
Another thing I have been reflecting about and am so grateful for is how selflessly my mom works and cares for the family. She works full-time, cooks, cleans, and pretty much does it all without complaining. She is an amazing role model to me as well and I hope to be like her one day. I’m grateful that she is paying for my entire college education because she and my dad don’t want me to have any college loans. I want to go to graduate school and become a P.A. and eventually I would like to give back to my parents for all they’ve done for me by making sure they’re not placed in a nursing home when they’re old but having them live with me. I’m so grateful for the sacrifices my Dad made; he first came to the U.S. with barely a penny in hand and built his way up into the family we are today.