Friday, January 2, 2009

I am truly blessed!

I started 2009 as one truly blessed husband and daddy. My eldest son Reuben from my first marriage is back from New Zealand (where he has migrated with his mommy) for his annual holiday. One of my biggest regret in my life is not being there when he grew up. I was too young, too engrossed in building my career and too inmatured. I was away most of the time and I truly missed all the hands-on experience in watching him grow. Suddenly, he stands before me, 17 years old, all grown up and taller than me! I thank God that he is still very very close to me despite meeting only once a year. This is my first of the many blessings in my life that I have not `lost' my eldest son as a result of my divorce.

With the arrival of Ryan, I was anxious as to how Reuben would react to his young step brother. I am blessed that Reuben has shown so much maturity and loves Ryan just like his little brother. We even got him to prepare Ryan's milk this afternoon and we really had a good laugh over it. What is amazing is that Ryan has also seemed to have taken a liking to Reuben, constantly seeking him out, smiling and inviting his elder brother to play with him. Seeing both of them playing together is priceless.

Finally, I have also worried about Reuben's reaction to my wife and how they would get along. But it seemed that my worries are unfounded. I noticed that Reuben has developed a close friendship with my wife. My wife has also grown to love him like her own eldest.

So, this new year, as we sat down together to have our meal and took the picture, I couldn't help but feel that I am the luckiest man alive and I am truly blessed!

16 comments:

Merryn said...

good for you.. hope 2009 brings more happiness into ur life.. cheers!

MommyAngel said...

Yes, I think you are really blessed and as long as you feel great about your life, it will be that way forever :) Best of luck ya :)

sting said...

what a beautiful way to start the new year... I have a feeling it's gonna be a great year ahead for you and your family :-)

mommy to chumsy said...

ahh..that is so lovely!! good to hear all is well :D

eugene said...

the most blessed man is when he knows he is blessed.

by the way bro, Reuben has strong resemblance of you... wait will to stay if that would come to pass for ryan as well,

take care now

Esmeralda said...

You're really really blessed for having such a wonderful bond in the family despite all the things that happened in the past.. God bless all of you!

Moon said...

This is really a good news and I'm happy for you too. =)
The photo also a very precious one!
My Baby Moon loves baby Ryan very much, kiss his baby photo! hehe..

Adrine said...

Wow, it's really great that you still have a close relationship with Reuben. My uncle practically lost touch with his 3 kids after his divorce.

And it's sweet to hear of the bond between Reuben and Ryan. Maybe Ryan could sense that Reuben is his real "kor-kor" :)

cheeyee said...

Oh this is so sweet. Yes it is a good feeling to see all our children play together. I'm happy for you too. :)

Josephine said...

Hey, u r so lucky!
This is what we called, living happily ever after....

Both also sons.....
Good for u!
Ganpahteh!

Angeline said...

Thank you for sharing... its not easy for a man to open up and whenever I know that a blog is from the hands of a man, I know that this MAN is special....

your worries are understandable, but you are indeed so blessed, that none of the worries happened... *smile*

*cheers* to a wonderful beginning....

Bonnie said...

You are really lucky and blessed.. And thanks for sharing your life with us..not many people can tell the world, story like yours.. Pray this last forever.. :)

Kristie said...

yes daddy of 2! i can feel your happiness :) glad everyone is getting along SO well!

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

I am so happy for you.

Health Freak Mommy said...

Yes, you're truly blessed and your wife is truly blessed to have such a wonderful hubby and hands-on father to her son.

renet13 said...

I guess God knws you have realised your regrets & s has provided all the great opportunities for you to Hands On on Ryan instead. What's gone is gone. Cherish the blessings you realise now. Happy for you for being so Blessed with a wonderful family ! I would say the luckiest are your wived & children to have you a great man in their life.

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