Monday, January 23, 2017

Glimpse of fullness

Several years ago, I met two blind persons in Bahay Pag-ibig, a home for the aged. 

The first one is Ate Chat. Her eyes got stabbed while his husband was maltreating her. She prayed for the Lord’s guidance and left their home with just 20 pesos in her pocket. After some months in DSWD, she found a home in Bahay Pag-ibig. There she found God and fell in love with Him.

I was really amazed at how she talks and does things for herself. She made me feel that she CAN see. She told me how God inspires her every day. While holding hands, we prayed together a prayer taught to her by God in her dream. Ate Chat taught me to seek God even in the dark.

In the next room, I met a smiling shy man named Kuya Teody. He looks 10 years younger than Ate Chat. Unlike Ate Chat, Kuya Teody is partially blind. He could still see light and shadows. He said the doctors told him he could still see if he could find someone to sponsor his treatment. He got blind because of an accident in his workplace. When he was hospitalized for several days, his wife left him and never came back. While he was telling his story, I felt his pain and struggle between hope and misery. 

We also talked about God, but not as much as Ate Chat and I did. I’m not comparing who’s closer to God. I believe that Ate Chat just found the light first and soon I know Kuya Teody will, maybe through a sponsor or by embracing peace what his relationship with the Lord is offering. 

The story of Ate Chat and Kuya Teody reminds me to value life. May I be like Kuya Teody who keeps hoping for the best. May I be like Ate Chat who trusts God in her every step. Like them, I will look forward to the day when I will see my God eye-to-eye and face-to-face.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Ten


Totskie and I started off as good friends. Whenever we want to explain the intensity of joy or pain that we feel, we use the scale of 1-10, with 1 as lowest and 10 as highest. 

Today, we reached 10. We have decided to love each other every day for 10 years. For those years, we felt joy in 10, and hurt in 10. There were times when it felt like the love is new and addicting. There were also days when we doubted if we would reach this day. 

Love is crazy.

And so are we. 

Thank You, God, for this love. 

To Totskie,

Let's be fools for more decades in this lifetime. 

I love you. You still are my favorite blessing.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Coming home

Skipped going gome for lunch today because I had a radio interview via phone patch (ehem). Karis did her usual hunger strike from milk. So when clock strikes 5, I ran home! And when she saw me, she was filled with joy as if saying, "Here's my milk, finally!" 




Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Thankful Tin

Woke up with a gloomy vibe today. To straighten things up, it's time to put default attitude on: BE THANKFUL.

Thank You, Lord for...
1. giving us a car and a driver who looks like Piolo (according to him)
2. Karis' super smiley face
3. seeing my brother everyday (he used to work abroad for yearsss)
4. Katy's utot joke (she would kembot beside you and make farting sounds with her mouth)
5. Ate Perla is back to take care of my kids 🤗 (now I look fresh often).

Monday, January 2, 2017

Best of 2016

2016 passed by in a blur. Most of the days were spent in the bedroom, taking care of Karis. But then, 2016 brought so many blessings that I won't forget. Checked my life goals for 2016 and checked at least three.

1. Give birth to Karis via VBAC. I don't judge mommies who gave birth by C-section. I gave birth to my firstborn, Katy, thru that cute incision. BUT because Katy is still a baby is so many ways, I needed to heal fast to take care of two babies. And God granted my prayer for normal delivery. 



2. Homeschool Katy while I was on mayernity leave. Boy, this was tough! I have two school years of experience teaching kids but I never thought teaching my own kiddo would be so much challenging! It made me realize that homeschooling is probably not for us. For now. 😂



3. Win a writing prize. Wrote the essay during the wee hours of the morning, hours before deadline. Read it a few times then sent. Got the 3rd place. Now I'm an award-winning writer. All credits go to my Maker. 



Now I'm so excited to accomplish more in 2017. Thank You in advance, Lord!