Monday, November 03, 2008

Our 2nd Anniversary!

Today marks our 2nd wedding anniversary. Gee, how time flies!!! Last night my MIL sent us an SMS to congratulate us. She said she almost forgot about it he he he...I guess she thought it was yesterday, not today! So she wasn't late at all! She also said that next time we visit her, she'll have a cake to celebrate it. YIIIIPPPIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEE!!! I LOVE cakes! ;-D And I LOVE her!!!

Well, today I want to recount some of the blessings we've received ever since we got married.

1. My residence permit process took only 2,5 months (as opposed to the regular 3-4 months of processing) and we didn't even have to do ANY kind of interview.

2. R2 got a permanent job 3 months after I moved to Finland, exactly at the time when the apartment rent went up. HALLELUJAHHHH!!!!!

3. A full-time Finnish course started in Sodankylä for the first time ever!!! And that changed my life in many waysssss...especially as it meant that I'm more able to communicate with my beloved in-laws!

4. We were able to buy the plane tickets to Indonesia AND we still had enough money to pay for a short trip to Singapore. Never in our wildest dreams did we think that we could BOTH be going back to Indo SO SOON...never in our wildest dreams did we think that we could even have a honeymoon in Singapore!!!

5. We were able to witness the birth of Ken, my brother's baby, together at the hospital. WHOOOPPPPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

6. We have both supportive and loving parents and family who never meddle in our own affairs. What more can we ask for?

7. We have everything we need and more: a nice place to stay, food, warm clothes, love, health, happiness, serenity, peace of mind, harmony, caring friends (blogger and non-blogger alike), some savings for rainy days.

Thank you, Lord, for everything...give us both a heart that loves and gives like Yours...may Your love bind us forever so that we are always a unity.

Bonbon, I love you more than I ever loved you before...I'm GLAD that our marriage has been smooth so far, but I'm not afraid if there are storms ahead or rains and sleet, since I know that you're the one with all my heart and soul. You're the one who always makes me feel good about myself. You're the one who brings up the best in me...for that, I thank you.

Cheers to (hopefully) many more loving and caring and fun years aheadddddddddd!!!!!!


  1. that's so sweet and congratulations on your 2nd anniversary. May God bless you always.

  2. Marites: THANK YOU for dropping a comment! ;-D God bless you too!!!!!!!!

  3. Happy Anniversary!

    I wish you both all the love and happiness in the world.

  4. Amel, you have such a wonderful relationship w/ R2 that I sometimes tell others about both of you. It's such a wonderful story to tell including you moving from Indonesia to Finland which is amazing.
    I love to hear about good, warm loving relationships b/c we so often hear about sadness and breakups. So keep up the great work, Amel & R2!!!!

  5. The World According to Me: THANK YOUUUUUUU!!! ;-D

    Vince: You make me speechless!!! I feel that our marriage life is still so young and we still have SO much to learn...but THANK YOU for your kind words. They mean A LOT to me!!!!!!!!

    And we'll try to do our best to keep it up. :-)))) May heaven help us!!!

  6. Congratulations!!! I think you're a blessed and lucky person because you're always so thankful for everything - you deserve it!

  7. Happy anniversary... i hope that everything you wish together will be come truee.... antara lain "baby" :D

  8. Happy Anniversary and I 'll pray for many many more. Love ya

  9. Oh am late...Congrats! Here's to many more!

    Hey did you get married on Nov 3rd? SO did WE!!!! ha ha ha... your second anniversary..our 10th!

  10. happy anniversary, Amel. Next month will be our 4th anniversary :D

  11. Bitter Chocolate: THANK YOUUUU for your kind words!!! ;-D I try to count my blessings and hope I can keep this up until I die!

    Jeanne: HA HA HA HA...THANKS SO MUCH, Jeanne!!! We wish that dream will come true, as well. ;-D

    Michelle Dawn: THANKSSSS! Love ya too!!! ;-D

    Jyankee: Cheers and THANKS!!! So you got married on the same day? COOL!!! My cousin's anniversary is also November 3rd he he he at least there are three of us who got married on the same date. So CONGRATS to you too!!!

    Jul: Next month, eh? YIIIPPPIIIEEE!!!! Cheers to anniversaries!!!

  12. Congrats Amelia! :) You have reminded of doing something so important that I can't see how I can forget it: To count my blessings. Instead of seeing what is missing in my life it should be a better practice for me to see all that I have achieved. I do it from time to time but sometimes I forget to do it or the amount of things that I look forward to is more and I fail to see what's really important: all the treasures that are already there in my life.


  13. Happy anniversary! It's great to see things going so well for you :-)

  14. La Delirante: THANKSSSSS and I'm glad that my post remind you of all the good things you have in life. ;-D

    Blur Ting: THANKSSS!!!! I'm SO grateful of all those beautiful things in my life!!! ;-D

  15. Amel!!! Dearrr!!! Happy Anniversary to the both of you!!! I've been very busy and haven't got much time to blog.