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About Sleep

Posted by daddy leon On July - 12 - 2012

A good night’s rest is one of those things we miss most ever since we became parents. Just when we thought things are getting better with Natalie being able to sleep through the night, Nathaniel starts waking up in the middle of the night, walks over to our room and demanding to sleep with us. Depending on how sleepy we are, we will either hush him back to his room and pat him to sleep or allow him to crawl in-between us and sleep for whats left of the night.

I do not think Nathaniel will want to sleep with us when he grows older, so even as we display displeasure at his ‘nonsense’ in the dead of the night, I can usually afford a smile as he is nicely snuggled in-between us and asleep again for I know these are moments I would probably miss next time.

The naughty but adorable Nathaniel

Dining together

Posted by daddy leon On July - 11 - 2012

Our pastor once shared with us the importance for a family to have their meals together at the table. It is a time where we share what happened in our day or simply just discussing about the breaking news or sharing a simple laugh. Sounds simple enough, but we really do not do that often enough. Ask my mum, and she will tell you the frustration she had (and probably still have) to have everyone sit at the dining table for a meal together. It is made harder by the different schedules we have and the long hours we work. And when we finally do sit down at the table, we will be multitasking.. either watching the TV or being on our phones.

That was something we set out to change in the US. We have our dinner at about 545pm, when mummy calls, everyone (just 4 of us) gathers at the table (including Natalie). We thank God for the food, thank mummy for preparing the food before we dig in. We talk about everything under the sun. Nathaniel will be sharing about his school (or toy), Natalie will be screaming for water or another spoon full, and Yvonne and myself will be sharing a laugh amidst the whole din.

We really love the fellowship and long may it last (hopefully even after we return home to SGP).

Natalie is obviously the ‘head of the house’

More than a year

Posted by daddy leon On July - 10 - 2012

Its been more than a year since I last blogged and I hope my next blog will not be in a year’s time..
So, one year later, I find myself as a student once more and in a foreign land.

The good thing about being a student is the tremendous amount of time I have with the family. As far as time spent with the family is concerned, I feel that sometimes quantity is as important as quality. We see the children 24/7 and we do everything together. We are literally watching the children grow each day.

With God’s help, I am quite sure that the time we have here will set a strong foundation and shape this family for the future.

Taking a family photo can be very tricky, especially when we have a girl who is anything but cooperative. But it makes for a more interesting photo right?

The Greatest Story Ever Told

Posted by daddy leon On December - 24 - 2007

Is that our Lord Jesus Christ became man to teach us, lead us, guide us and eventually to die for us.
Lets count our many blessings this christmas and thank our heavenly father for His precious gift some 2000 years ago.
Lets put our lives into perspective.

Have a Blessed Christmas!
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A father’s prayer

Posted by daddy leon On December - 23 - 2007

Little Nathaniel is baptised today. Let’s welcome him into the family!
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A prayer I like that speaks my heart.

Lord I’m asking for Your help
To raise my newborn son,
Give me strength and guide me
Cause I know that You’re the one.

That sent this angel to me
A little heaven here on earth,
For now I know my place in life…
I’m no longer who comes first.

Once I had no answer
As to why it is I’m here,
But when I looked into my baby’s eyes….
It all became so clear.

This little bit of heaven
Owns me, heart and soul
And it’s You that sent him to me
A greater love I’ll never know.

So take these rugged hands of mine
Help me to understand,
Just what it is I need to do
To raise this little man.

Help me build a boy that knows
It’s You that holds the key,
To all that heaven holds for us
Show him Your love through me

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