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A Birthday Under Partial Lockdown

Today was certainly a birthday unlike any other I ever had.

All dressed up and no where to go!

Waking up and still under Restricted Movement Order (RMO), to differentiate today from the previous 55 days of RMO, I put on a dress – instead of the usual T-shirt and shorts (which has been my work-from-home (WFH) outfit all this while. Don’t judge now. LOL!)

During morning prayer upon waking, I was moved to sing thanksgiving and give praise to God for another year of life. Thus, this came to be created:

This was the first time I ever made a cover song by myself (choir/collaborations I’ve done a few). I know my voice is not perfect, but praise and worship had always been something I am passionate about. And today in particular, celebrating the gift of life in self-isolation away from family and friends, this is a song that really expressed how I felt. (If you’re not farmiliar with the lyrics, you can see it at the end of this post.)

And God continued to show me His love through family (especially my youngest brother who kept calling me all day “to keep me company on my birthday” he said – Aaaaww isn’t he the sweetest!) and friends who wished me well on social media and messages and a particular couple who out-of-the-blue decided to pop by the house:

When I thought there would be no one to sing me “Happy Birthday” in person this year, they showed up!

When they arrived, they noticed I had a flat tyre (it was fine the last time I went out last week) so they offered to change my tyre too! Thanks lots guys. Indeed, you guys brightened my day.

It’s not a birthday without cake! Well, not for me at least as I had always had one for my birthday, even if it was just a slice. And so this year, I certainly would have my own cake and eat it too!

Milo Muffin Cake & Vanilla Icecream

And so, as the calender soon changes to a new day and my birthday would have passed, it was certainly one I would never forget!

Thank You Lord – Don Moen

I come before You today
And there’s just one thing that I want to say
Thank You Lord
Thank You Lord

For all You’ve given to me
For all the blessings that I cannot see
Thank You Lord
Thank You Lord

With a greatful heart
With a song of praise
With an outstreched arm
I will bless Your name

Thank You Lord
I just wanna thank You Lord
Thank You Lord
I just wanna thank You Lord
Thank You Lord

For all You’ve done in my life
You took my darkness and gave me Your light
Thank You Lord
Thank You Lord

You took my sin and my shame
You took my sickness and healed all my pain
Thank You Lord
Thank You Lord

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