I write this article with a heavy heart in light of the recent fate of Flight 8501 and the denizens of the East Coasters struggle with the floods. Malaysians have already been served up with a string of ill tidings and trials in the passage 2014 so this isn’t exactly how I envisioned 2014 to end. As my family struggle with personal more proximate struggles, I also pray that prompt help would be extended to the victims of both catastrophes and comfort to loved ones. It is my sincere hope that as we call an end to 2014, the New Year would meet us with a better outcomes.
Ever since Dad was admitted to the hospital, the family has been on an emotional roller coaster. Travel plans had to be cancelled and many activities rescheduled. Members of the extended family both near and far travelled into town to visit. Friends from abroad called and texted; local friends and the church came to see my Dad. We never felt so loved, and we wish to express our heartfelt thanks to all of you for your support.
The eventual outworkings of my Dad’s gift of financial literacy has allowed me the flexibility to choose where and when I work and therefore the opportunity to be near him during this time when he is in need of care and encouragement. Dad was originally admitted to the hospital for an unrelated treatment. Whilst getting his treatment, and due to his already weakened state, he caught pneumonia. His vital signs deteriorated very badly and it appeared to go downhill from that point on. It seemed against all odds when his condition stabilized on 24th December 2014; he woke up!
Just as the medical team was planning the next phase of his treatment yesterday, the pneumonia acted up again. Although there was no immediate threat to his life, he is currently in a very critical condition. I have learned during the last 15 days that things can change drastically and very fast. So we’re back to praying for another miracle.
As we approach 2015, I wish everyone good health; a healthy body, mind, and finances. I would like to end this year with a gift to you. If your New Year resolution this coming year is to manage your finances better and slay the debt monster, click on this link to download a quick report on 10 Fatal Pitfalls To Avoid In Debt Repayment.
Or you could do one better and forward or share it with your friends who might need help with their finances.
Here’s a photo of us when Dad’s in better health.
Wishing you a Happy & Healthy 2015.