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I’m Still Here

Hey all!

I just want to pop in quickly to say that I’m still around, alive and kicking. 🙂

Past few weeks have been absolutely crazy around here, family, work and almost everything that I’m in it. It has also been a difficult period for me and my family as we’ve lost someone dear in our lives recently. It was in fact my beloved uncle who just passed away suddenly few weeks ago, shocking every one of us because it was a sudden departure. To this day, we are still coming to terms with the loss we painfully accepted, griefing quietly amongst the family. But most of all, the person who are affected most by this loss is my dearest grandma. She couldn’t accept the fact that she has to see her beloved son leaving this world and she’s outliving him. We clearly have no answer to that. She’s grieving so much it aches my heart seeing her in this condition. My mom have since been by her side day and night making sure she has the support she needed during this difficult time. My grandma is already more than 90 years old and with her failing health, we’re very concerned about her well-being. We pray everyday for her to be strong and for her health. And we hope in time to come, she will move on and come out of her grief. Only time will heal her broken heart.

And on the back end, there are some other family and work “issues” to take care of but all is good. I think in life at some point of time, there will be hiccups and the road ahead is a little bumpy, we just have to overcome it in good faith. Whatever happens, I will definitely look forward to face any challenges, like I always do with a positive mind.

On the work front, I have also recently made the decision to move on with a heavy heart and I’ll be leaving my current job. It was also a decision that was made after careful consideration of what is happening on the back end, family and my other personal reasons. I’ve had great memories with my company and I will truly miss the people I’ve been working closely with the past 2.5 years, be it my teammates or my customers. Looking at how our relationships have developed and bloomed over the past years, we have become fast friends. That is something priceless that I will always cherish. I believe that the people around you is what makes a difference in your life, and I hope in time to come, I would be able to find a place I could develop relationships like this. I know for a fact that the other side of the grass is not always greener, but I’m putting my faith forward and pray that all will be well.

I’m ending this post with a photo taken yesterday when I was on my way home from a short business trip to Jakarta. It was a beautiful sight from above the sky, so calming and soothing to the soul.

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I wish you a great week ahead and thank you once again for taking time to send me heart warming messages through emails, I’m grateful for your kind words. 🙂

  • GloriavpFebruary 26, 2014 - 3:13 pm

    Oh dear! Receive a BIG hug from Barcelona to you and all your familly!

  • Jackie O.February 26, 2014 - 5:21 pm

    Dear Leena,
    I am truly sorry for your loss. It’s a difficult time for you and your family and I pray that the Lord will lighten your grief in time. Take care. Jackie

  • Tracey HoldykFebruary 26, 2014 - 7:53 pm

    Hello Leena, I am so so sorry to hear of your loss. Your post bought tears to my eyes and all I could think about was your Grandma and family. This is a difficult time for you all and I hope time will heal your hearts.
    I can only imagine how hard it was to make the decision to leave your work but I love your positive attitude and know that only good things will come your way.
    I am sending extra prayers to you and your family and I will be asking God to take care of your Uncle.
    All my love

  • Linda in AusFebruary 26, 2014 - 9:12 pm

    Hi Leena
    first off i am sending you all big hugs across the water, my thoughts are with you and your family especially your gran. I also wish you well in what ever adventure or pathway you go on next. Wish i was there to give you extra support.

  • DebbieFebruary 27, 2014 - 1:07 am

    I pray for you and your family that the Lord will be with you all during this difficult time. Hugs to you and your family!

    Best wishes as you close the chapter at your work place. Your positive attitude is amazing!! Love your photograph of the airplane wing and sky! Beautiful!

    A friend in Kansas.

  • Lisa SissonsFebruary 27, 2014 - 4:27 am

    I’m so sorry to hear about your uncle 🙁 as a mother who’s outlived her only child, I can say that time will make things easier, but it won’t heal her. There will always be that part of her now missing.

    Sending all my love to your family and of course to you <3

  • Donna G.February 27, 2014 - 5:49 am

    Good grief, young lady! You do need some rest. The death of a beloved relative, the condition of your grandmother, traveling, job changes, . . .. My heart goes out to you, Leena. Sending you hugs! XO!!!

  • April S.February 27, 2014 - 6:53 am

    I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your Uncle. I am sure your Grandma is a strong lady to have lived as long as she has – I hope that she is able to come to terms with the loss of her son. I cannot imagine the sorrow that comes with the passing of one’s child. I am sending prayers your way. April

  • GabiFebruary 27, 2014 - 7:51 am

    Though it’s NEVER easy to lose a loved one, I hope you find comfort, love and strength in your family and friends and that you are getting the support you all need.
    My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family!

  • MaeFebruary 27, 2014 - 8:50 am

    Hi Leena, sorry to hear about the passing of your uncle. Heartfelt condolences to you & your family. Be strong!
    All the best to you in future endeavor. Jia You! Cheers!

  • pamelaFebruary 27, 2014 - 3:59 pm

    Sorry to hear about your loss <3

    Gorgeous photo. And that would be your last photo of your business trip with the company?

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