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Reflections on iCon



Chilling on the porch with friends

How did it get so late so soon? It’s night before it’s afternoon. December is here before it’s June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon? Dr. Seuss (American writer and illustrator)

Time, the mysterious unit of measurement which we only have a certain amount of, yet can never get enough of.  My time in the US has been one of the best times of my life, and for it to come to an end so soon, seems unfortunate. But as Dr Suess says “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”

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Focus on ONE

YEA!! My new file!

Li-Ann finally joins the ranks of the YSG (Young Speaker’s Guild) students in our chapter IMPACT forCE when we began our chapter year in July. She is really really excited to attend chapter meetings, often asking me about it throughout the week and reminding me tirelessly on the morning when she wakes up. She would pack her file into her bag 24 hours before chapter meeting. And you know what’s the best part? She picks out her clothes 3 days ahead of time!!! Praise be to God for her positive attitude!!

I am very happy for her to join students of her age because that will encourage her and motivate her to learn. She has been very eager during portfolio and speech coaching sessions and made every effort to participate. What amazed me was that she willingly presented a short Self-Introduction for coaching during the small group session!!! I saw it from the corner of my eye while coaching in another part of the room. Will she fare well? I am not sure. But I am encouraged by her enthusiasm. How do I help her, especially with all the written assignments in her file? I am still trying to figure that out. There are many uncertainties and I can already anticipate the fears and anxieties that follow. However, I hang onto ONE CERTAINTY that comforts me:

And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of thy children. Isaiah 54:13 (KJV)

And my ONE SHEPHERD will show me the way:

God, my shepherd!
    I don’t need a thing.
You have bedded me down in lush meadows,
    you find me quiet pools to drink from.
True to your word,
    you let me catch my breath
    and send me in the right direction. Psalm 23:1-3 (MSG)

After beginning with that first speech, I decided to get her involved in ONE THING to prepare her file – putting reinforcement rings ONE at a time. She was excited and very focused!! I could tell coz as I instructed her what to do, she was trying to figure out what she would prefer too. We did about 20 pages till she called it quits😉 We had lots of practice working those fingers (occupational therapy) and problem solve together. EXCELLENT EFFORT!!

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I begin 2015 remembering God’s goodness as He blesses me with relationships that have drawn me nearer to His heart. Thank you God!

(for a special sister)

A genuine passion
A higher calling
A divine appointment

Selfless love

Amazing acceptance

Willing hands

Kindred hearts
Lifting always
Dear ones in prayer
In thanksgiving
In joy
In the Lord

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Mom Needs My Help

I believe in roping in the children to help in our daily living. One of it is meal preparation. They all begin with cutting the vegetables.

Li-Ann was eager to chip in when she saw what her older siblings were doing. Previously, she would chip in with a butter or paring knife. Recently, I ‘graduated’ her to a bigger and lighter ceramic knife. Continue reading