THE ESSENCE OF LIFE

I wrote this on the passenger seat while driving to Frankfurt airport. My aunt is going home to Jakarta after spent a wonderful week here in Germany.

I share with you a thought from 2 years ago, which it reminds me again about the essence of life, that is love and be grateful.

Today is Easter Sunday,
celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
This means that
our greatest enemy, death, has been conquered;
our sins are forgiven and we are made right with God;
that Jesus Christ is the Lord of new beginnings, new days, and new lives;
that the promises of God come true in Jesus Christ;
that the gospel is to be heralded far and wide;
that God’s unconditional love for us is stronger than death;
and there is hope for us,
as Jesus said, β€œBecause I live, you also will live”.

HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE! πŸ€— ❀️


::: A Facebook Memory from 2 years ago

21 April 2017

It’s too often that we take things, life included, for granted each and everyday.

Life is fragile; it’s stable, then flashes right before your eyes – chronic disease, accident, tragedy. Makes me realize, and hope you too, how fragile really life is. Anything could happen at any given moments.

The essence of life, for me is love and be grateful. Everything else just an add-on, like money or working. At the end of the day, all we have are experiences moments and people to enjoy them with.

What will you do in the life remaining?
As for me:

  1. Thankful for each morning, for amazing feeling wake up beside my husband.
  2. Spend time being happy. Not wasting it for senseless negativity.
  3. Never save anything for special occasion, because being alive is special occasion.
  4. Love unconditionally, and accept being loved.
  5. Treasure family and friends, cherish every moment.
  6. Live meaningful life

It is a part of life – we’re all going to die one day. Our time is limited.

Once we understand the real essence of life, we see life truly is the most beautiful gift and will appreciate our life and grateful for what we have.

In the end, really it’s not the years in our life that count. It’s the life in our years.

I wish you good health, love, luck, success and lasting happiness. πŸ˜Šβ˜€οΈβ€οΈ

Love,
Titien

β€œJesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?””
‭‭John‬ ‭11:25-26‬ ‭ESV


::: UPDATE ABOUT ME
1 Year 11 Months Post Biopsy
Midline Pontine Glioblastoma/DIPG Grade IV

There’s no major change with my symptoms. But since yesterday I felt I mumbled, speech isn’t clear, and head pressure slightly worsens.
Emotionally, I am happy. I really enjoyed wonderful time with my aunt.

I will receive the 6th round of avastin chemo on Wednesday, April 24th.

Thanks for keeping me in your prayers πŸ™

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Just arrived, feeling Jetlag. we visited the art museum in Stuttgart 😝
One of the reason I like art museum πŸ™ƒ
Appreciating art 😝
πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ¨
My aunt witnessed the last remaining snow ❄️
We visited Ruhe Forst
I have close relationships with my aunt.
I showed my aunt how I live here in Germany and how happy I am.
She’s 62 years old but still very young at heart πŸ’œ
I’ll miss this moment
Went to Colmar, a small village in France
Fascinated with the architecture. Feels like in the fairytale
We love to feed ducks πŸ¦† in the park here in Karlsruhe
She loves nature. Park like this, quiet, birds singing, no cars is luxury in Asia.
No shopping malls πŸ˜‰ only sitting outdoors enjoying sun and fresh air
Only few days after she arrived, trees are getting green, so fast!
Yep, walk in the forest 🌳
Heidelberg castle 🏰
Heidelberg Neckar
Bier🍻
Heidelberg Altstadt
chinese dinner with my good friends πŸ˜„
Yes after few days bread πŸ₯– we need rice 🍚
Breakfast before we left to the airport.
TschΓΌss Gugu Noni, stay healthy and happy, till we meet again next time.
We love you very much! πŸ€— ❀️

One Reply to “THE ESSENCE OF LIFE”

  1. Just heard about the horrific attacks in Sri Lanka. I’m in shock, grieving and disgusted by the inhumane terror attacks on Easter Day, a day devoted to love! Praying for the victims and our Christian family in Sri Lanka.

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