Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Goodbye 2008

Time does fly. It is just a couple of days before we welcome the new year. It feels just like yesterday we celebrated Wardah's birthday (she is a new year baby!).

2008 had been a year full of curiosities looking forward to Nadeen's milestones. Adjusting my life with a 4th child in the family.Managing my daily routines with the elder girls schooling & Nadeen at home. She is almost 1 year & a month. I am still nursing her & alhamdulillah her supply of milk is more than sufficient. I'm ashamed though to admit that I do not fully breastfeed her. She settles with formula whenever I leave her at home with my helper.

The girls did good in school. Am proud of their involvement with the school activities too. Yasmin will remain as a school prefect next year & Wardah will follow suit. She is soooo looking forward I can tell. Balqis is happier in her present kindergarten. I once asked whether she wanted to go to her previous kindergarten. She refused despite the kindergarten offered a swimming pool for her to dip in.

HB exceeded his mount climb excursion this year... (I still know my Math!). He went to 3 instead of an annual event promised. OK lah 2... one is only a warm up or like you stated - the practice. And I know you can't wait for what awaits you next year. You have my consent dear.... provided, you take us to for a holiday first ;-)

Still remember my cats? Blanco is 5 months now & Bonita is close to 3 months. Getting along very well together. Too well actually... I have to take them to the vet for a vasectomy soon! Am too young to be a grandma!

My helper agrees to continue for another year. That is a relief...! (not only that good help is rare nowadays but the amount I have to invest for a new one is ridiculous!) Her daughter is recovering very fast, alhamdulillah. I really do not want to be a barrier between a mother & her daughter. But that was her own decision & we welcome that with open arms!

As for yours truly, this year has taught her to look at life differently. Losing my dear friend made me reflect upon my being here. Not for long I'm aware but I hope long enough for me to touch the hearts of those I care deeply.

To everyone, may this new year brings us the best of what we wish for. Ameen..

4 comments:

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Jabishah, wishing you, Captain and your beautiful Angels a very happy New Year and the best of Seasons greetings.
May your smile be as beautiful next year and always as it is today.
Hugs to Nadeen, best regards, Selamat tahun baru, Jabishah, Lee.

Waterlily said...

Hi Ja

hmm...i thought i've dropped a comment here already. But never mind :-)

Here's wishing you a happy new year too! With a superwoman like you, tak de maid pun tak apa lah Ja!

lizamurni said...

Ja,

Happy New Year to you too...
Many things had happened in year 2008 and some I refused to remember...
I wish you all the best for year 2009...

a&a'smom said...

HAPPY NEW YR, Ja!
Do put up updated pics of Blanco & Bonita.