Birthday Video Present

11:07 PM

It was my mother’s 38th birthday yesterday! Unfortunately, we weren't able to celebrate her special day yesterday because both my parents are in Malaysia while we are here in the Philippines. So, my siblings and I just decided to make a birthday video as a birthday present to her. How's that? :D
I remember writing her letters when I was still a little kid (although I’m still a kid) and she really appreciates every letter. I think air-mailed letters are costly and a bit vintage (?), I hope she will still appreciate how we tried to creatively make use of our hi-technology.

I just finished reading “The Fault in our Stars” by John Green and I would like to quote some sentences from the main character’s mother when she said, “As long as either of us is alive, I will be your mother… Even when you die, I will be your mom, Hazel. I won’t stop being your mom. Have you stopped loving Gus? ... Well, then how could I stop loving you?
A review of this book will be another blog post, so for now I’ll be leaving with our birthday video. (It’s funny when you see yourself on camera. Hehe.)



By the way, the title of the song is I Have Been Blessed, by The Rochester’s. The lyrics and tune are wonderful. Praise God for the gift of music! The song says that if we will just mind the little things or even the common things that we have in life, we will see how God has been so good in our life for He has blessed us with so much. Us three, personally have been so much blessed already when God gave us our wonderful parents. I thank Him for that and for all the many other wonderful things He has given me and still gives me.

I Have Been Blessed Lyrics and Chords:

                              C                                    Am                             
When He walks among us all that He does
                   F                              G
All of His mercy and all of His love
                             C                          Am
And the pen of the writer could write everyday
                       F                             G
Even this world could never contain
                            C - F - C
How I’ve been blessed

                                   C                                    Am    
The warmth in the winter, the flowers in spring
                        F                                                  G
The laughter in summer, and the changing of leaves
                                   C                                    Am    
The food on my table, a good place to sleep
                       F                              G
Clothes on my back, shoes on my feet
                  C - F - C
I have been blessed.

CHORUS:
C7                   F                                            G
I have been blessed God is so good to me
                        C                                         Am
Precious are His thoughts of you and me
                          F                                                   G
No way I could count them there’s not enough time
                        C                                         Am
So I’ll just thank Him for being so kind
                     F               G
God has been good, so good
                  C - F - C
I have been blessed 

                        C                                    Am    
Arms I can raise, a voice that can talk
                             F                                       G
Hands that can touch and legs that can walk
                        C                                    Am    
Ears that can listen, eyes that can see
                           F                                         G
Oh I’ve got to praise Him as long as I breathe
                  C - F - C
I have been blessed

                        C                                           Am    
A father and mother who nurtured and raised
                       F                                G
Sisters and brothers, memories made
                         C                                Am    
Our pastor to lead us, the alter to pray
                              F                                         G
Stripes that can heal, the blood that can save
                  C - F - C
I have been blessed

CHORUS

(change key)           D                                 Bm
He’s my shoulder to lean on when I am down
                                     G                                       A
The rock where He leads me, when I’m overwhelmed
                                      D                                  Bm
The place where He hides me, under His wings
                       G                                        A
He’s not just a song, He’s the reason I sing
                  D - G - D
I have been blessed


CHORUS:
D7                  G                                            A
I have been blessed God is so good to me
                        D                                         Bm
Precious are His thoughts of you and me
                          G                                                   A
No way I could count them there’s not enough time
                        D                                         Bm
So I’ll just thank Him for being so kind
                     G               A
God has been good, so good
                 D - G - D
I have been blessed 

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