July 21, 2015

Big News and God's Awesome Blessings!

So here's what happened... I'll try to keep it as short as possible.

Towards end of last year, Rockstar and I talked about heading to US to study. Call it midlife crisis or whatever. We started researching on our passion, what we wanted to study and started filling up applications. Rockstar applied for one of the top guitar building school in the US. His passion has always been in guitars, from being a guitarist to starting a music business. But sadly there was no vacancy. The next intake was in 2016. We did not give up and trusted that there will be other paths. 

Then towards end of February, God threw us an unexpected blessing. And since this is the first time I am 'officially' announcing it, here goes - We are expecting A BABY! It was definitely unplanned but nonetheless, we were excited. If that's the plan God have for us, we know that is the best timing. 

Then in March, Rockstar got an email from the guitar school saying that there was an open vacancy for this coming intake. We prayed about it, talked to our families and decided to take this opportunity. We trusted that it was God working to provide for us. Rockstar submitted his application and then we waited for the visa forms to arrived. The waiting time was the worst, not knowing if its a go or not. The forms took 2 postage and almost 1 month to arrived. When it did, we straight away applied for our US visa. 

There were many bumps along the way, from the submission to applying for the interview dates, to the actual interview where we had to retake our photos and come back and then nervously going through the interview process. But through it all, God provided and there were just so many ways where he showed us that He was there guiding, leading and opening doors. 

So on 24th of April, we got the green light. Our student visa was approved. Next was to make arrangements to settle things here and to get there. Since we were both in business and involved with so many things, it was a rush to get everything settled. There was the handing over of projects and work, packing up of stuff, flight to booked, camps and events to attend, farewell dinners, and so many other details. 

Thankfully, by the 1st of June, we managed to say our goodbyes and headed off. It's been a roller-coaster ride for the last couple of months but in everything, God was clearly there. I have never seen His hand so vividly than this throughout my life. 

Rockstar and I are now currently in US. Being here is a whole other story to tell but I'll keep it for another day. This post is just to remember how God provided before we came here and of our newest addition to the family. And in case you are wondering if its a boy or girl, I hope the picture below is clear enough. 

Till then..


dareNtiff said...

Congrats!! So happy for you all! God is so Good!

Esther Chew said...

Thanks.. Indeed He is :)

Lydia said...

Can't wait to spoil my lil niece!! :)

Esther Chew said...

Haha.. 👍🏻