As the great Poet Robert Browning once said, “Grow old with me! The best is yet to be.”
Thank you so very much for all your genuine wishes and greetings for me as I celebrated my birthday. You guys are incredible.
I had a simple but wonderful time with my family today. But what made it extra special are the endless streams of thoughtfulness on my timeline. I don’t mind replying to each and everyone of you who remembered (thanks to Facebook as well for the gentle reminder). After all, it’s not in my nature to hold on to my ‘thank-you’ message until the last greeting has been sent.
Thank you to my family members who continuously stand by me no matter what the trying problems and situations bring.
Thank you to all my extended family members whose unwavering support keep me moving on amidst whatever storm/s I need to weather.
Thank you to my friends and colleagues who have now become my sorority sisters of sorts in traipsing through the exciting world of pageantry.
Thank you to my blog readers and followers who lift up my spirits everytime I post a new feature in the hopes of inciting a new round of discussions and banters. Even the silent lurkers who take a peek inside my site on a regular or intermittent basis, thank you for the click and the read. Making normannorman.com a daily habit is something that warms my heart to no end.
Thank you to the beauty queens who have become either my personal friends or pleasant acquaintances. You never fail to make me feel beautiful with your presence, either online or in person.
Thank you to the pageant organizers who have trusted me enough to cover or blog about their competitions. I will never get tired of heralding your efforts to promote the true beauty of the Filipina and the unstinting gentlemen qualities in the Filipino.
Special thanks to Bb. Pilipinas Charities, Miss World Philippines, Miss Republic of the Philippines and Misters 2015 The Pageant for always recognizing my efforts to write about you.
Lastly, thank you Lord for another year. My life is so much sweeter because I know that there is always Someone up there to guide me through all the ups and downs of my existence. This year has been a mighty challenging one for me so far. But faith has kept me in good stead.
Maraming salamat sa inyo!