It’s a Wrap, August!

Earlier this month, I shamelessly asked for prayers for my mom, who underwent surgery to remove a bean-size cyst on her throat (near her vocal chords). She was discharged from the hospital the following day, and has been able to eat normal food just two days after. Although she is recovering from this, she is scheduled for another major surgery in three weeks. Mom and her doctors have decided that she undergo hysterectomy, a preventive measure since her [uterus] bleeding episodes may lead to cancer if not addressed at this stage. Knowing my mom, I know she wouldn’t take a chance. She maintains a happy disposition, but we would appreciate your help in continuing to pray for her health and speedy recovery.

Two weeks ago, we watched Coldplay’s A Head Full of Dreams Tour at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena. We went on a double-date with our friends, Ron and Jan, whom we haven’t seen since we saw CHVRCHES last October! I think it’s absolutely ridiculous that we only see each other once a year, especially when we both live in SoCal. Let’s change that—we’ll see them again in three weeks for their baby shower!

Remember my cousins, whom we went to visit and spent time with in San Francisco on Labor Day weekend last year? My cousin-in-law gave birth to their baby girl the day after Mom’s surgery! Her photos had been our source of entertainment and joy since, and we can’t wait to meet her! According to Mom, she looks a lot like my favorite cousin when he was this small! Naturally, she has become my favorite niece, too.

Booked for the #LaborDayWeekend! Where are you headed to this holiday weekend?

Speaking of Labor Day weekend, Roan and I are going on a new adventure this coming holiday weekend! Initially, we didn’t have anything planned, but the decision had been made on the spur of the moment (as always). We also realized that we don’t get as much breaks as we did before I started working, too, so we might as well make the most of this time off of work. It’s a mini-celebration of sorts since my 6th month performance review turned out great last week. My boss endorsed me to take more work-related training courses/classes, and I got a pay raise!

August has been really kind to us. A lot of good things overshadowed the bad, and those are the ones we remain most grateful for. To everyone who threw kindness and thoughtfulness our way this month, thank you. Bless your hearts of gold! You know who you are.


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