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某女士在與丈夫到海南島旅行時,看上了一頂太陽帽,很適合在海南島這個陽光猛烈的地方戴著,更重要的是,這種太陽帽在海南島很多人戴,而作為旅客,戴著也不怕讓人笑…

不過,最終沒有買。

幾天前,這名女士的丈夫從遠方打電話來,說買了一頂太陽帽給她,這太陽帽比在海南島的更好…

第二天,速遞員把太陽帽從遠方送到港,收過二十港元的速遞費,便把太陽帽交到這名幸福的婦人手上。

然後…. (事先聲明,太陽帽之形狀及顏色,絕無經過絲毫修改!)

幸福的婦人Gimama

幸福的婦人Gimama

好一個充滿歡樂的受難節周五哦!XDDDDDDD

後記:其實,幸福的婦人還滿喜歡這頂Gimama太陽帽的,因為真的可以擋太陽,最重要的是可以防止曬到面部以至出斑,不過…粉紅色的帽子,似乎太嬌艷了一點;在香港戴這頂帽子,似乎又標奇立異了一點…


Grandpa had his baptism at the hospital on March 10, 2007 (Saturday) at 1300. We were told that such ceremony is usually not allowed to be held inside the ward but mom got a call from the hospital that the application for holding a baptism is allowed. Besides, 10 attendees are allowed to be present while on normal days, only 2 visitors are allowed per patient at the same time. 

I knew about the baptism only the night before so I called the studio and cancelled three students between noon and 3pm on Saturday. I took a train from Fo Tan to Mongkok then took a taxi. That was 12:52. The taxi driver took a turn and I realized he was trying to go to the front door which is way farther than the back door. In the end, I had to take off in the middle of Nathan Road and ran to the back door and up to the third floor, where my grandpa stays. 

Walking out of the elevator, I saw my grandma. She was escorted by the domestic helper (she has very big eyes). Inside the ward, my two aunts were there already and the chaplain was there as well but my mom and the pastor were not there yet. They arrived like five later and the ceremony began.

It was just a simple one though it still lasted for almost an hour. We sang some songs and read from the Scripture. The pastor asked grandpa several simple questions to confirm his faith then sprinkled water on grandpa’s head trice. It is completed. Grandpa may not have much time left on earth but in heaven, there is no such thing as time in eternity.

Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,

That saved a wretch like me.

I once was lost but now am found,

Was blind but now I see. 

T’was Grace that taught my heart to fear.

And Grace, my fears relieved.

How precious did that Grace appear

The hour I first believed.

Through many dangers, toils and snares

We have already come.

T’was Grace that brought us safe thus far

And Grace will lead us home.

The Lord has promised good to me

His word my hope secures.

He will my shield and portion be

As long as life endures.

Yes, when this heart and flesh shall fail,

And mortal life shall cease

I shall possess within the veil

A life of joy and peace.

When we’ve been there ten thousand years

Bright shining as the sun.

We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise

Than when we’ve first begun.


My friend says it’s a consolation present I’ve got but I say it’s the best gift ever. 

My grandparents had rejected God all their lives. Whenever we touched the topic of anything about God, my grandpa would just turn away and my grandma would either ignore us, change the topic, or respond with something mean depending on her mood. 

In last December, grandpa got into hospital for a major operation in his abdomen area. The operation went well but he got pneumonia afterwards and was sent into Intensive Care Unit. When grandpa was in ICU, we told grandma that we’d been praying for grandpa all the time and her temper was immediately aroused. She complained about things that go way back to when my mom was a teen, that’s when my mom began to go to church. She then said to my mom, ‘your dad would never believe in God. We all know that. But I tell you, if your dad can get through this (leaving ICU), I will believe Jesus. Take my word.’ 

About 2 weeks later, my grandpa left ICU and got back to normal ward though immediately he was diagnosed to have tuberculosis and was secluded was a week. During that my mom told my grandma that we’ve always been praying for grandpa and had faith that he could leave ICU. My grandma said, ‘for such a small thing you’re trying to claim the credit for your Jesus already! Don’t talk about this now!’ 

During all this time, my mom’s visiting grandpa on almost a daily basis. I’d go like twice or trice a week. After waking up in ICU, grandpa’s been very cooperative upon our offer of praying for him. He’d even say ‘yes’ when we asked him whether he’d like to have us praying with him. One day mom visited him alone in the seclusion ward. As usual, she asked grandpa whether he’d like to have her praying with him. He said, ‘well, no need to…’ Oh no! ‘…I’ve made a deal with Jesus already.’ What?! He still hasn’t yet disclosed what that deal is. 

On the day before Valentine’s Day, mom and I visited grandpa together. On that afternoon, the chaplain, who was mom’s classmate in Bible seminary, visited grandpa. We asked grandpa if the chaplain had invited him to believe in God. 

‘Yea.’ 

‘So, do you believe God now?’ 

‘Yea, I do.’ 

OMG! This is really something we’ve prayed for so long but never really thought that it’d come true…at least not so easily. We’ve never really had a chance to share the Gospel with him. All he heard about Jesus was through our prayers with him. Yet, conversations we had later show that somehow he seems to understand what he’s believing in. This is the sweetest Valentine’s Day gift. The Chinese Valentine’s Day this year is on Mar 4 and I was praying for an even better gift that my grandpa converts. 

A few days later, mom lead grandpa to make a prayer to accept Jesus as his personal savior. He made a comment afterwards, ‘your mom (grandma) will oppose this.’ 

The next day, he told my aunt, who’s a non-believer, that he’s converted and he doesn’t need that ‘magic spell figure’ she’s bought him from a Taoist temple. 

Two days later on his birthday, he told grandma that he’s converted when grandma was tidying up the place after burning offering to her ‘god’. ‘This should be the last time. From now on, worship Jesus,’ he said. 

And from that day on, my grandpa has been doing something we dare not to do – he’s been persuading grandma to convert day after day. He calls grandma several times a day with his mobile from the hospital. Grandma said he’s been persuading her to convert everytime he calls. ‘I know what I said and I’ll keep my word. I will believe in Jesus but not now,’ grandma said. 

There’re still a few days to go before Chinese Valentine’s Day arrives but I’ve got THE great gift already. My friend says it’s a consolation present (coz I don’t have a boyfriend) but I say it’s the best gift ever. Grandpa’s kidney is failing and doctor has told us that he’s got just about an year left BUT we know that he’s got eternal life in God’s Kingdom. Even grandpa himself knows that he’s in Jesus’ big family and he’ll go to Heaven…just a bit earlier than us, and we’ll join him later. 

I remember when grandpa was in ICU and was put into sleep with drugs by doctor, I prayed that God would reveal Himself to grandpa and talk to him directly so that he may know Him though he couldn’t hear us. God listened to my prayers and I believe that God did speak to grandpa (or else how did grandpa make a deal with Jesus). I hope this may encourage anyone who’s trying to share the Gospel with their non-believer family members. And I pray that you all may get this best-gift-ever soon.

今天,風疹好了,可以去探望公公。剛到的時候,公公的心情不太好,他眼見醫生多天不讓他請假,便明白自己的情況不太好,他很怕要洗腎,但我們再三的跟他說,醫生已說了不會為他洗腎,他已年過八十,洗腎對他來說太辛苦,而且他剛在腹腔做了個大手術,根本不適宜洗腎,他頓時鬆了口氣。 

因為他的腎的原故,他似乎已想了不少關於生死的事。在我們到達之前,三姨到過醫院,公公自己向三姨說,他已信了耶穌,以後乾手淨腳(指辦喪禮時,不用燒衣拜神等)。到跟我們傾談時,也提了不少生前死後的事,寧願不要洗腎,只求舒舒服服的離開,但一想到自己的病,有點心灰。他既提到離世的事,我便順著勸他,不用心灰,他也活到這個歲數,也明白人總有這一天,沒人能逃過的,但他既已信了耶穌,起碼知道自己之後是到哪裏去,是要去我們稱之後「天家」的地方,而這個地方,是沒有痛苦,只有歡樂的,公公立時便笑了。 

公公確實很聰明,頭腦很清晰。我提到「天家」,他自己就說,所有信耶穌的人,就是一個「大家庭」。我再跟他說,過幾年,他先回去,之後會到媽媽,然後我也會回去。他立時便插口:「然後再來過啦!」(指在天上重聚,再在一起。)他還很神氣的問我:「信耶穌好不好呀你覺得?」「當然好啦!」「不就是嗎?所以我也要信啦!」 

其實,由始至終,我們從沒機會跟公公清楚的講福音,以前沒有,這次進院後,也從沒機會,但很神奇的,由公公在隔離病房中說的那句「我跟耶穌講好數」,到年初二他作出決志祈禱,當中公公完全沒有改變心意的徵象,反而是越來越堅定「信耶穌」的意念。很多字句,我們從沒跟他說過的,他自己想出來,字眼有些可愛,倒也十分符合神學觀念。我相信,他真的有跟耶穌講數,神也真的有跟他說話,只是他們對話的內容,至今仍是秘密。 

這個秘密是甚麼,並不是最重要的(雖然我真的很好奇)。最重要的,是他已加入這個「大家庭」。希望我的婆婆、阿姨們、姨丈們、表弟妹們,在不久的將來,也會加入這個「大家庭」… 

阿們。

今天是丁亥年正月初三,公曆2007年2月20日。今天的事,都源自昨天。 

昨天是初二,我們先到婆婆家拜年,吃過開年飯,便與舅父一家到醫院探望公公。到達醫院時,公公床邊好不熱鬧,三姨和四姨兩家五口(四姨丈和么表弟不在)圍在床邊,再加上我們一行五人,人多得很,熱鬧非常。突然,舅母指著掛葡萄糖的架上的另一個吊鈎,有一隻金豬。我再看清楚一點,那不只是一隻金豬,下面吊著兩個小風車,上面有一個長牌,寫著「大仙賜福」,再上面有一個摺成三角形的黃色符。 

後來各位阿姨都走了,舅父一家也走了,只剩下我和媽媽兩個。我們也像平常一樣,幫他塗潤膚膏,讓他睡一會兒,再讓他吃點粥再吃藥,然後他又睡了。那時我們還未為他祈禱,但他又睡著了,只能一邊等,一邊祈禱,希望他自己會醒來,讓我們為他祈禱,也讓我們問一問那個符的事情。 

果然,再過了一會兒,護士走來把公公拍醒,是時候量度體溫。量度完體溫,公公也清醒了不少,終於讓我們有機會問有關那個符的事。原來符是三姨跟四姨去車公廟求來的,問公公他要不要那個符,他想也不想的,就清清楚楚的說:「不要。」還叫我和媽媽拿回家,但我們跟他說,我們有耶穌,不要那個符,他就說:「那先由著它掛在那兒吧!」媽媽立時便說:「你要耶穌的祝福,就不能要這個符;要這個符,就是趕走耶穌的祝福了。就好像我叫你『爸爸』,又叫另外一個男人做『爸爸』,還要你們一起吃飯,你會接受嗎?我知道你是明白這個道理的。」 

公公聽了,點點頭。媽媽再跟他解釋: 

你說你跟耶穌『講好數』,我不知道你跟耶穌說了甚麼,但你如果真要耶穌,這個符就不能要了。我不能為你做決定的,你如果不要,我就幫你拿走。」 

「那就拿走吧!拿給你老媽好了。」 

由於我們晚上不會回婆婆家,所以便在徵得公公的同意後,把符拿了下來,放在抽屜裏。 

今天,我又出風疹,沒能去爬山,也沒去探望公公。媽媽煲了湯,下午五時多去了探望公公。一去到,看到昨天的那個符,掛了在抽屜外,原來婆婆已經到過醫院,公公本叫婆婆把符帶回家的,但婆婆忘了。公公喝了湯,便覺得睏了,在合上眼之際,他突然說了一句:「都係入晒教佢啦,乾手淨腳。」媽媽聽得不太清楚,想再問清楚,但公公卻已進入夢鄉。 

媽媽等了差不多一小時,才等到公公再醒過來,這一次媽媽把握機會問個清楚,公公明確表示要信耶穌,然後東說說,西講講的,說說媽媽的兄弟姊妹,也講了一些有關身後事的處理(他一聽到是腎臟有事,就是那些天天要洗腎,非常嚴重的那種…),但媽媽叫他要等所有家人都在的時候,再交待有關的事。公公說了差不多一小時,媽媽臨離去的時候,告訴公公可以自己在禱告中,跟耶穌說要信耶穌的,但公公不太明白祈禱的方法(其實他只是不知道,跟神說話就是祈禱了,否則他怎樣跟耶穌「講數」?),媽媽便提出她說一句,公公跟著說一句的,公公也覺得這樣好,就這樣做了決志的禱告。媽媽教他:「在祈禱最後,說『阿們』,也可以說『誠心所願』。」公公選了「阿們」,原因是「只有兩個字,這個簡單!」 

元宵節的禮物,今天便收到了。今天是丁亥年正月初三,公曆2007年2月20日,公公在這天決志信主了。 

Halleluia!

今天是丁亥年正月初三,2007年2月20日。

昨天是初二,我們先到婆婆家拜年,吃過開年飯,便與舅父一家到醫院探望公公。到達醫院時,公公床邊好不熱鬧,三姨和四姨兩家五口(四姨丈和么表弟不在)圍在床邊,再加上我們一行五人,人多得很,熱鬧非常。突然,舅母指著掛葡萄糖的架上的另一個吊鈎,有一隻金豬。我再看清楚一點,那不只是一隻金豬,下面吊著兩個小風車,上面有一個長牌,寫著「大仙賜福」,再上面有一個摺成三角形的黃色符。

後來各位阿姨都走了,舅父一家也走了,只剩下我和媽媽兩個。我們也像平常一樣,幫他塗潤膚膏,讓他睡一會兒,再讓他吃點粥再吃藥,然後他又睡了。那時我們還未為他祈禱,但他又睡著了,只能一邊等,一邊祈禱,希望他自己會醒來,讓我們為他祈禱,也讓我們問一問那個符的事情。

果然,再過了一會兒,護士走來把公公拍醒,是時候量度體溫。量度完體溫,公公也清醒了不少,終於讓我們有機會問有關那個符的事。原來符是三姨跟四姨去車公廟求來的,問公公他要不要那個符,他想也不想的,就清清楚楚的說:「不要。」還叫我和媽媽拿回家,但我們跟他說,我們有耶穌,不要那個符,他就說:「那先由著它掛在那兒吧!」媽媽立時便說:「你要耶穌的祝福,就不能要這個符;要這個符,就是趕走耶穌的祝福了。就好像我叫你『爸爸』,又叫另外一個男人做『爸爸』,還要你們一起吃飯,你會接受嗎?你知道你是明白這個道理的。」

公公聽了,點點頭。媽媽再跟他解釋:

你說你跟耶穌『講好數』,我不知道你跟耶穌說了甚麼,但你如果真要耶穌,這個符就不能要了。我不能為你做決定的,你如果不要,我就幫你拿走。」

「那就拿走吧!拿給你老媽好了。」

由於我們晚上不會回婆婆家,所以便在徵得公公的同意後,把符拿了下來,放在抽屜裏。

今天,我又出風疹,沒能去爬山,也沒去探望公公。媽媽煲了湯,下午五時多去了探望公公。公公喝了湯,便覺得睏了,在合上眼之際,他突然說了一句:「都係入晒教佢啦,乾手淨腳。」媽媽聽得不太清楚,想再問清楚,但公公卻已進入夢鄉。

媽媽等了差不多一小時,才等到公公再醒過來,這一次媽媽把握機會問個清楚,公公明確表示要信耶穌,然後東說說,西講講的,說說媽媽的兄弟姊妹,也講了一些有關身後事的處理(他一聽到是腎臟有事,就是那些天天要洗腎,非常嚴重的那種。。。),但媽媽叫他要等所有家人都在的時候,再交待有關的事。公公說了差不多一小時,媽媽臨離去的時候,告訴公公可以自己在禱告中,跟耶穌說要信耶穌的,但公公不太明白祈禱的方法(其實他只是不知道,跟神說話就是祈禱了,否則他怎樣跟耶穌「講數」?),媽媽便提出她說一句,公公跟著說一句的,公公也覺得這樣好,就這樣做了決志的禱告。媽媽教他:「在祈禱最後,說『阿們』,也可以說『誠心所願』。」公公選了「阿們」,原因是「只有兩個字,這個簡單!」

元宵節的禮物,今天便收到了。今天是丁亥年正月初三,2007年2月20日,公公在這天決志信主了。

 

公公一直都沒有甚麼信仰,從沒見過他拜神裝香的,他對那些神神佛佛沒甚麼反應,就是對耶穌這個唯一一個真的神,反感得不得了。每每跟他提起,他便耍手搖頭,口中反覆說著:「我不信,不要聽。」 

公公入院至今已有一個多月,入院當天是冬節,2006年12月22日,起因是腳趾痛,而且發黑。他去看家裏附近的醫生,醫生寫醫生紙讓他入了廣華,然後發現是血管瘤,要做一個大手術。花邊新聞是過冬節那天,三姨去了醫院探望公公,公公跟她說是血瘤,即是血癌,把三姨嚇過半死,當場眼泛淚光。後來找醫生問清楚,才知道並不是那麼一回事,手術是頗大的,但絕對不是癌症。 

做手術前,公公精神很好,心理狀況也很好。媽媽每次去探望他,離開前總問一句:「為你祈禱好嗎?」第一天問,公公說「好」;第二天問,公公開始顧左右而言他,不大願意,想避過媽媽的祈禱,只是他的逃避不及我媽的堅持。 

手術前一天,我們去探望他,在外科病房裏,他已做好了準備,把東西都包好,還要我們告訴四姨,第二天一早,把他的身分證和手提電話帶回家,免得被人拿去了,我們還跟他說醫院會保管的了,睡在他旁邊的那位老先生,也說不用那麼麻煩的,於是打消了這念頭。公公還說他自己就可以了,手術的事沒甚麼大不了的。離開前,我們問他:「為你祈禱好嗎?」他無可無不可的,讓我們祈禱,然後我們便離開醫院。 

手術雖大,但果然是沒甚麼大不了,很順利,傷口也瘉合得很好,不過卻感染了肺炎,於是入了加護病房。在加護病房的初期,由於肺功能太弱,吸氧不足,心跳過快,醫生決定為他插喉,也因為公公實在太想下床,太想出院,不停掙扎的結果是醫生下了藥讓他睡覺,免得他清醒時自己拔去喉管。既插了喉,又下了藥,我們去探望他,也只是看看而已,他在睡當然沒反應,醫生也叫我們不要把他叫醒,免得他掙扎,只能在床邊默默禱告。 

再過了幾天,醫生決定在公公頸上開孔,讓他呼吸,因為插著喉,公公不太能說話,但起碼人清醒了,我們可以跟他說話,他也嘗試用紙筆跟我們溝通。我們每次去探望他,離開之前,也問他:「為你祈禱好嗎?」他點點頭,很溫順的讓我們為他祈禱,因為環境的限制,我和媽媽總是分開站在公公的兩旁,祈禱的時候,公公還會把頭側向開聲祈禱的一方。 

從無可無不可,到點頭,到留心聽祈禱的內容,對公公一點一點的轉變,我們已經很感動,努力禱告著,希望他能因病得福,親身真切的經歷神。 

2月1日,公公離開了加護病房,轉到普通外科病房,可他一轉到普通病房,醫生便發現他患上肺結核(肺癆),立時把他送了去隔離病房。老實說,我並不太擔心,現在是2007年,不是1967年,只要知道是肺結核,對症下藥,藥到病除,但我的阿姨們,卻怕得要死,不敢到醫院探望公公。也好,沒有她們,我和媽媽要為公公祈禱,也順利得多,不用想辦法讓她們先離開病房,再單獨為公公禱告。在隔離病房內,我們帶著N95口罩,還是在每次離去前,問公公一句:「為你祈禱好嗎?」「好。」公公簡單清楚的一句回答,讓我們為他祈禱。有一次,媽媽在祈禱後,多問了一句:「你自己有沒有祈禱呀?」公公竟然點著頭回答:「有。」啊!是真的嗎? 

2月9日,公公從廣華轉了去黃大仙醫院,康復的進度很理想。第二天,媽媽去探望他,離開前,也是問那一句:「為你祈禱好嗎?」 

「可以不用啦!」媽媽心裏一寒,心想:不是吧!進展良好你便過橋抽板了嗎?「…我跟耶穌講好數了!」公公突然加了這麼一句,問他跟耶穌說了甚麼,他但笑不語,令人好生疑惑。公公跟耶穌有個秘密呢! 

今天,我跟媽媽一起去探望公公,他的一雙腳還是有些水腫,於是我跟媽媽,每人抓住他的一隻腳,為他按摩,公公還說我比較有力。那當然了,也不想想我彈琴彈了多少年,我的手力和指力,是經過長期專業訓練的。7:30pm,公公已經覺得很睏,想要睡覺,我們又再問他:「為你祈禱好嗎?」「好。」 

「我們為你祈禱,你自己有沒有祈禱呀?」 

「先等我學懂吧!」 

「祈禱,其實就像跟朋友談話一樣嘛!你跟耶穌說,他就會聽啦!這樣就是祈禱啦!你跟耶穌說了甚麼呀?」 

「要拔走病魔,不要讓病痛跟著我。」 

「這就是祈禱啦!耶穌有聽你的祈禱呀!」 

「哦。今天有個林姑娘來找過我。」林姑娘是醫院院牧,也是媽媽的神學院同學。 

「她有沒有問你要不要信耶穌呀?」 

「有。」 

「有…那即是信還是不信呀?」 

「信。」 

OMG! 真的是Oh My God! 雖然不知道他是「也信耶穌」,還是「單信耶穌」,但這是頭一次聽到公公明確的正面回答這問題,真的很感動。在這情人節的前夕,沒有情人的我,收到了最令我感動的情人節禮物,是千金難買的,是無價的,不是任何情人能給予的。 

熱切期待在元宵佳節時,能收到更令人感動的禮物。

Grandpa’s doing very well in the hospital 

though he obviously still needs to be hospitalized for a while (he 

asked us to go get the money back home in his bedroom to settle the 

fee and get him home this evening =_=!) but the real good news is 

before we prayed for him today, my mom asked him if he tried to pray 

and he said yes. In fact, even when he’s still in ICU and couldn’t 

talk, he expressed that he prayed by himself. Though we’re not sure 

if he’s just giving us a ‘yes’ to avoid us talking more on that, I 

remember that the day before operation, when we offered to pray for 

him, he moved around and kinda tried to avoid it but today, when it’s 

about time for us to leave, he got himself prepared for prayer. Isn’t 

that a good news or what?!

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