Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Year-End Musings

A retrospective.
2013.

Son turns 11 this year. He is becoming more independent and of late, enjoys meeting people wherever Mommy drags him to. He shows interests in what Mommy does (outside of work) and Mommy views it as a time that can be spent bonding with him.

His studies got neglected a bit this year by Mommy and Daddy (both being a tad pre-occupied with other stuff) but Mommy will try hard and focus on him come 2014. Less Mommy time, more Mommy & Son time.

He is showing plenty of interest in animation lately. We had never sent him to a proper class (art/computer) so now Mommy is wondering whether we should.

Daddy embarks on a new chapter in his life. He asked Mommy to trust him when he left a high-paying job to do some soul-searching. For a while, Mommy became the sole breadwinner for the family.

He has always been so supportive of Mommy and so it’s time for Mommy to be there for him 100% too.

He looks much happier now. So much happier than he was a year ago.

Earning much less now though. Much much less than before, but somehow we are doing relatively fine now.

Oh yeah! Daddy completed two marathons this year. Yeay!

Mommy?
Mommy was worried about Daddy before but decided to stop worrying so much and let things happen. God’s will. InsyaAllah things will be better. And Mommy feels that it did.

Thanks to kind friends, Mommy gets opportunities that she wouldn’t have gotten otherwise (be it earning extra income, networking and making new friends) and Mommy is super grateful to these kind souls.

Mommy too completed two marathons this year. Two very special marathons.

One, which she did at Malaysia Women Marathon earlier and another, which she did together with Daddy at Putrajaya Night Marathon.

What’s in store for us in 2014?

Well, Son will be in Standard 6. UPSR is looming.

Mommy and Daddy will try and spend more time with him. Time is precious. Our boy is getting bigger and more independent. He enjoys his independence.

Though luckily, he still enjoys our company too…

Instead of being too focused on Mommy’s own training, Mommy will take a step back in 2014 and enjoy her boys’ company more.

Here’s to a NEW YEAR and new adventures!

35 comments:

  1. Awwww.....I dunno why, cannot put my finger on it. But this entry is sooo touching. Terkesan gitu. May the new year brings more barakah to your family.

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    1. Same to you.

      Mau the new year brings barakah to you and family too. :-)

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  2. :). 2013 some big changes. May 2014 bring you and your family a health and happy year

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    1. Thank you Meow.

      May 2014 brings you joy and happiness, with health and wealth :-)

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  3. awww i love this 2013 review and 2014 resolution, all around the two boys you loved the most and that is ever so sweet as a wife and as a mother.. you sure did well this year and are going to do better in the new year :)

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    1. I hope so ^_^

      Looking forward to what 2014 brings us :-)

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  4. HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 to Lina, Zaini and Raimie!!

    forget whatever you think you have not done well, you will do better in the new year.. remember what you think you have done well, you will also do it better in the new year!! :)

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    1. Thank you SK :-)

      Will keep your words in mind.

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  5. Wah! This Mak Glemer pandai tulis macam a page torn out of her sweetest diary! Anay is very impressed with your writing skills more than how many marathons you have lari. That's because you never stop lari since the first day.

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    1. LOL

      Anay dei, my blog is almost like my diary already what... I put all kind of nonsense here. :-P

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  6. Less Mommy time, more Mommy & Son time. What a loving mama! Well spoken!

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    1. I have only one son, Anay. No excuse not to spend more time with him. ;-)

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  7. I thought I was alone that took a nose dive in my career! My current job is paying me much lesser but I got to see my wife more and the stress is lesser by 100% & happiness increased by 200% with more time to read blogs too! It was horrible to work for my ex HKG boss. He calculates my work by the minutes and not hours.

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    1. that's what Zaini had problems with too. He said it's not worth it when he was stressed and work for much longer hours when others around him are not. Anyway, we may not have much now, but can't say we are any less happier than before.

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    2. I used to work & on call for 7 days when my employment letter stated 5 day week from 9am to 5pm.

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  8. WISHING YOU ALL
    A FANTABULOUS
    HAPPY NEW YEAR
    2014
    TO
    GLAMIE, ZAINI & RAIMIE!!!!

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    1. Happy happy new year to Anay & Letchumi too!!! :-)

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  9. Happy New Year Lina and family \m/

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  10. Hey Lina, it's amazing to own so many blogs. I can't even cope with one. Hahaha! It's so nice to see familiar names like Small Kuching & Twilight Zone, who are regular visitors to my blog.

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog! Love having you around & definitely like to see more of you :)

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    1. I'm also amazed that you make the time to visit us all!

      You are so sweet! Thank you for dropping by my blogs. :)

      Happy new year!

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  11. nice interesting diary..I haven'r spent much time with my boy recently. He has already finished SPM and soon he will leave for studies. Maybe I should spend more time with him for these couples of months.

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    1. Happy New Year 2014! May you be happy and lovely always!

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    2. I guess it's hard for you to spend much time together since you're so busy.

      Quality time is way better than quantity so I hope you both get to spend quality time together before he leaves home.

      Happy New Year Wenn! To you and family.

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  12. Nicely written. Glad that Raimie is turning into a big boy now, also happy to know that your hubby is happier now. I know exactly how you feel. The earning less part...which translates to the being happier part. Take care you guys...and happy new year!!

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    1. Thanks Millie. ^^

      Let's hope for a better year in 2014 for all of us. :)

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  13. Dear Lina and family, may you have a brand new year and wish everyone in your family in good health and good wealth all year long.

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  14. Glad to know that your boy is doing well!

    Happy new year!!

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  15. Happy new year...
    Later ur son will find something more interesting....

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    1. Of course he will. It's part and parcel of growing up.

      Happy new year.

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