Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Thanks for the memories ... Part 1

Cherlyn Pang (then Koh :) READ. dun browse. READ! :p

  1. Wednesday, July 02, 2003:  i went out with uncle colin and his friends! haha ...
  2. Friday, July 11, 2003: i went out with belle the first time ...
  3. Wednesday, July 30, 2003: good semester in nie ... 3 day week ...
  4. Friday, August 29, 2003: worst drinking nite, never ever been so drunk that i cannot drive ...
  5. Monday, December 08, 2003: sweet memories, and im glad i didnt drop tears when i read that ...
  6. Friday, April 30, 2004: i took my final geog paper in my life
  7. Thursday, May 13, 2004: posted to chij katong pri (with very want to be slap face ckoh)
  8. Sunday, July 18, 2004: first car, convoc
  9. Friday, May 06, 2005: maybel's surprise party. i actually really shd be a planner
  10. 2005: tonnes of nites spent @ skyline with Devilz
  11. i didnt realise devilz go out so often! im still saving the pics from old blog (that was wiped out in old hdd)
  12. Friday, October 07, 2005: Something to share -  Running in the Rain......

A little girl had been shopping with her Mom in K-Mart. She must have been 6 years old, this beautiful red haired, freckle faced image of innocence. It was pouring outside. The kind of rain that gushes over the top of rain gutters, so such in a hurry to hit the earth it has no time to flow down the spout. We all stood there under the awning and just inside the door of the K-Mart.

We waited, some patiently, others irritated because nature messed up their hurried day. I am always mesmerized by rainfall. I got lost in the sound and sight of the heavens washing away the dirt and dust of the world. Memories of running, splashing so carefree as a child come pouring in as a welcome reprieve from the worries of my day.

The little voice was so sweet as it broke the hypnotic trance we were all caught in "Mum, let's run through the rain," she said."What?" Mum asked. "Let's run through the rain!" She repeated. "No, honey. We'll wait until it slows down a bit," Mum replied. This young child waited about another minute and repeated: "Mum, let's run through the rain," "We'll get soaked if we do," Mum said. "No, we won't, Mum. That's not what you said this morning," the young girl said as she tugged at her Mum's arm. Mum said, "This morning? ... When did I say we could run through the rain and not get wet?" "Don't you remember?" Little girl replied.

"When you were talking to Daddy about his cancer, you said, 'If God can get us through this, he can get us through anything!" The entire crowd stopped dead silent. I swear you couldn't hear anything but the rain. We all stood silently. No one came or left in the next few minutes. Mum paused and thought for a moment about what she would say. Now some would laugh it off and scold her for being silly. Some might even ignore what was said. But this was a moment of affirmation in a young child's' life. A time when innocent trust can be nurtured so that it will bloom into faith. "Honey, you are absolutely right. Let's run through the rain. If GOD let's us get wet, well maybe we just needed washing," Mum said.

Then off they ran. We all stood watching, smiling and laughing as they darted past the cars and yes, through the puddles. They held their shopping bags over their heads just in case. They got soaked. But they were followed by a few who screamed and laughed like children all the way to their cars. And yes, I did. I ran. I got wet. I needed washing. Circumstances or people can take away your material possessions, they can take away your money, and they can take away your health. But no one can ever take away your precious memories.

So, don't forget to make time and take the opportunities to make memories everyday. To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven. A friend sent this to me to remind me of life. Hope you enjoy it. I HOPE YOU STILL TAKE THE TIME TO RUN THROUGH THE RAIN.

I'm only done readin to end of 2005 of old blog ... 2004 and 2005 was totally a year of Devilz ... love you all ... glad i reread everything ... what needs to be gotten rid of, are all gone ... am glad to be reading the memories we had ... and managed to saved some old pic of the Devilz that were all gone cos my hdd crashed in 2005 ... and well, they are all up in our private album! i havent even reach the part when 38z met! shall take a break now! just uploaded 200 pics of devilz (2nd album later!)

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