Wednesday, January 21, 2009

I could not ask for MORE...


Sorry for the recent silence as I have been pretty busy lately. Just came back from Damai Laut Golf Resort for short holiday, recharged to take on 2009.

I have a son (of whom I have talked about in my previous post) AND a younger daughter from my first marriage. I have not talk about her much because she was still rather young when she left for New Zealand and we have not talk much over the last two years. I sensed a growing distance between us although she used to stick to me whenever I was around then. Deep down in my heart, I have resigned to the fact that I might have `lost’ this daughter since she has adapted quite well to her new life and family in New Zealand.

Recently, she came back for a holiday with my son as well. Unlike my son who stays with me during his holiday here, she was with my ex-wife back in Penang most of the time.

My son wanted a holiday by the seaside and we have chosen Damai Laut Golf Resort near Sitiawan. My ex-wife was very gracious to suggest that my daughter, Lydia, tagged along so that we could renew our bonding. My wife is more than happy and I was ecstatic but yet apprehensive at the same time, as to how Lydia would react to her `other’ new family and me.

I am happy to say that the holiday went so well. Lydia still sticks to me like glue and despite not seeing me for the last 2 years and being 9 now, would still love to sit on my lap (making her brother a little jealous I must say). She gets along well with my wife and my wife has grown to adore her. Ryan on the other hand would like to bully her whenever Lydia is around. What melted my heart was when Lydia carried Ryan and Ryan seemed pretty happy at that.

If I said that `I am truly blessed’ in my previous post, I must say now that `I could not ask for anything more…’ I must say that my ex-wife has been very understanding and my wife has been a constant pillar of strength and support. 2009 has indeed been a very good start and whatever economic gloom and doom ahead no longer look so frightening and disheartening, with a thought that I have the love and support from all my loved ones. GOD has truly been good to me.

13 comments:

Angeline said...

you are definitely one blessed man!

your sons LOOK LIKE YOU!!!

Elizabeth said...

your wife is so kind to let you have bonding moments with your older children. you must love her more for that. :)
Your daughter Lydia must've missed you so much!
Truly, you are so blessed!

reanaclaire said...

yes, when one cant be lovers, at least they can be as frens...so it is for your case... when i read yr post, i feel happy too..God bless u and family..

sting said...

I'm so glad that things had worked out so well for you... some people I know don't have such good relationship with their ex and that's not even their spouses. your posts titles are very true :-)

Kristie said...

yes, nothing beats loved ones spending quality time with u :)

u are truly blessed, a great new year ahead for u! :)

Yeapies said...

I truly agree with you. Nothing meant and worth more than your family. I pray that the blessings will continue to be on you always and forever!

vickylow said...

Oh I can feel the loving bonding moment from the photos. Glad she still stick with you and have a great time spending with your family.

Fussy mum said...

You're truly blessed, no doubt about it. So happy for you and may you continue to have the special bonding with your children forever :)

agnes said...

wow.. that's cool!!!! i feel happy reading ur post.. and i could sense ur happiness the same time :)ble

2ma said...

ooh...so touching!!! u r truly blessed!!!

LittleLamb said...

Are you on cloud 9? Wanna share some of your happiness???

Wishing you n your family a HAPPY CNY and glad you had a great re-bonding time with your son and daughter..

cheeyee said...

Oh I'm so happy for you. Defnitely it's a great year ahead for u and ur family!

Gong Xi Fa Cai!

Cookie said...

I am so touched with this post. I read your other entry, too.
I wish you and your family will continue to have a beautiful bonding despite the distance. Great to know that everyone is friends with everybody...

More Pictures on Jeju Island Coming up NEXT!