All is Well!

One day more and we will say hello to August. After that, “ber” month is coming and I can’t wait for it.  But before we all get excited, let’s try to look back on the 7 months that passed. It’s good to remember the challenges and take all the lessons you’ve learned.

The start of this year is not what I am expecting but I need to face it. It was tough, I need to be brave and patient. It was hard, I need to increase my faith and believe that everything will be ok again. I thought the loads on my shoulders are more than I can bear but I was wrong. I need those weights to make me strong. I must be in those situations so I can grow. I have to experience them to keep me grounded. Most importantly, they taught me to hold on tighter to God, to grab His hands and never ever let go.

I am that kind of person who can cheer myself up, tap my shoulder and whisper “Go Kath, kaya mo yan! Matatapos din yan!”. It was a habit I formed when I learned that you should be the first to believe in yourself and when others are not available to cheer you, then you do it J I also get strength from the Bible verses that I read and memorized. Philippians 4:6 “Be careful for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God”. Romans 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.” Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil to give you an expected end”…and my list continues. Another way to keep me steady is I have a list of all the good things that happen every single day – the little blessings, small acts of kindness, the simple gestures up to the bigger ones. In this way, I forgot the “burden” and appreciate the “blessings”. I realized that in every trial, there’s a sweet reward waiting for us. You may not have it right away, but you will surely have it at the right time. And there will always be blessings everywhere, you just need to open your eyes, look carefully and enjoy it.

I have these problems but God keeps on providing me with all that I need and He’s the Only One who can create a way out. He let me have them and He carried me through. I don’t need to mention it one by one, but I am sure, you too have been there or you are still in there. What I can say is, hang in there Buds, God will help you!

It’s safe to say that what we are going through today will determine what we will be in the future. And it’s safer because, God is already there. We need to remember that we will get it one day. We will understand why the Lord allowed such things to happen. If we didn’t get the answer, let’s leave it in God’s hands. After all, we don’t need to know everything. We just need to know the One who does and that’s God.

As I write this today, my heart is full of thanksgiving to God – so grateful that I’ve been through it and already receiving the rewards. People say that life is like a wheel, there will be ups and downs but as long as you stay with God, it will always be fine.

Cheer up everyone! God loves you! #weareblessed

See you guys on Friday!

 

Love,

Kath G.

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It has to be right with GOD – NOW!

That same moment when we accepted Jesus to be our Lord and King, the only One who can save us, our past self has been renewed. As Corinthians 5:17 says “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” There shouldn’t be any “you only” but it has to be “you and God”. That same moment when you received Christ and welcomed Him into your life, you are telling Him to take over, take control of all things in your life, putting all in subjection to His words, to His plans for you and submitting every action and thoughts to Him. It’s letting Him do whatever He wanted because you know that He created you and designed you and put His purpose in you. You don’t need to ask yourself “Why am I here?”, “What is my purpose?”, “What am I going to do?” These are all answered when you know Jesus. He takes every worry that fills your mind, he removes all doubts you put inside, he repairs all brokenness He found in you and transforms you into the man or woman He created you to be. You are where you need to be at the moment. You are perfectly placed in that family, in that company, in that country. The only fear you should have is being away from God. See Isaiah 41:10 says “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness”.You have given your life to the Lord, you have offered everything to Him, you have surrendered your past and so you need to remove all those fears. Ignore the negative feelings, put away those emotions that hinder you to hear God and obey Him. You don’t need to welcome every thought that comes to you. Filter them, let every thought be subject to God. Guard your heart, watch and pray. The God who created the earth, who created Adam and Eve, who commanded Noah to build an ark so His family and the living creatures will be saved and start anew, who asked Abraham to leave his country because He will bless him greatly, the God who did miracles and wonders, who gives grace and mercy – that God is the same God whom we choose to serve and take full authority over our lives. We have every weapon we need in the Bible, we have every example of answers and solutions to what we are experiencing. You need to praise God more because we’re not living in those days where we cannot directly talk to God, that only the high priests are allowed to enter the holy place. You are more blessed because you can talk to God anywhere, anytime, 24/7. You don’t need to wait for your turn to say your requests, your petitions, you just need to pray and ask Him. What an amazing God we are serving! Oh praise be His name forevermore! Numbers 23:19-20 “19 God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good? 20 Behold, I have received commandment to bless: and he hath blessed; and I cannot reverse it.” Only believe what God has told you – you are fearfully and wonderfully made, you are a victor, you are more than conquerors, you are special, you are loved, you are blessed and your sins were already forgiven at the cross. Is there anything to worry about? Is there anything you need that God can’t provide? Look unto Jesus, stay on His presence and there you will find all the answer and the peace that your heart is searching for. I love what Colossians 3:1-11 says.

1 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.

2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.

3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.

4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

5 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:

6 For which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:

7 In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them.

8 But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.

9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;

10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:

11 Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.

These verses only tell us to set our eyes on Jesus, on things above and not be affected by the happenings of this world. I always have this reason that it’s OK to do this and that as long as you put God first BUT I often fail to do that. I get so busy with “things” and the “cares” of this world that I forgot to give God what is due to Him. Remember, God will be God even without us, but we are “nobody” without Him. See, these verses remind us again and again that we are not of this world and the circumstances here should not affect our relationship with our Father. The reason why we experienced trials and challenges here is because this is not our home. The bible says we will experience hardships, disappointments and all kinds of problem BUT it also comforts us because God had overcome the world and we too can overcome. Jesus Christ is the firstborn and through Him, by the examples He leaves us only proved that we can overcome anything. Think of all the “not so good” things you had in your life and see how far you’ve been. God will not forget His words, He will remember all those and fulfill them in His time. At 26, I’ve been through many difficulties, and everytime I look back, I just have praises and thanksgiving because God has carried me through. He helps me all the time, He forgives my shortcomings, He embraces me when things get tough, He makes a way when I can’t see one, He lifts me when I can’t stand and He reminds me of who I am – that I belong to Him.

You may not be where you wanted to be, but you’ll see after that you need to pass that road so you can be in the place where God wants you to be. We cannot grasp everything at once but you’ll understand them one at a time. But this is what I want to tell you – you have to be strong in the Lord, you have to take that good fight of faith, you need to remind yourself of who you are in Christ, you have to believe that you will see God’s plan for you, you should not grow tired, wait patiently, study the word, grow in wisdom and knowledge, you have to be there when God called you to accept your blessings. Wait for it, watch for it and you will receive it.

Remember, God is working whether you see it or not. He will not stop until He’s done with His plans for you. You may stop and get tired but God won’t. What He says, He will do it. For 26 years, God kept me and He will always keep me because I decided to be with Him, I chose to be part of His kingdom and I am His child. Don’t get me wrong, I have bad days too and I did reach that point where all I can do is surrender everything to God because I can’t handle it anymore. God is always on time. He never abandons me. He meets my every need and He always teaches me to put my “full” trust to Him. I can’t imagine my life without God in there. Let’s keep on pressing toward the high calling of God. Make Him Lord over every aspect of your life and see how accessible everything will be. There are trials but you will always come out successful in the end.

Father God, I pray that whatever You put in my heart, whatever lessons I received from you, use it only for Your glory! I pray that whoever will read this may feel Your love and remember Your promises for them. Help us Lord to do Your will and let every aspect of our lives be in submission to You. Thank you Lord for this life, thank you for our family, thank you for our friends, thank you for our country and thank you for all the things we’ve experienced and received. We give back all the glory, honor and praises in the mighty name of JESUS, Amen.

This Grown-Up After A Year

My post “We’re Grown-ups” marks its first anniversary today (in facebook) so I decided to look back and see if this grown-up writing here has learned a lot after a year.

I arrived at the bus stop at 7:50 AM and I got in the office just before 8 AM. I am not late unlike last year. 🙂 Before I left my desk yesterday, I was thinking of completing the client’s letter request first thing in the morning and I finished it immediately today. It looks like everything is turning out well 🙂 I received a call from the client asking about “tax” matters and  I started to feel a bit “annoyed” since everyone’s calling me for updates and all I can say is “we are still waiting for the Department of Finance confirmation”. After that call, 7 more came and my multitasking skills need to be shown again. Imagining holding the phone with my left hand, right on the keyboard, 4 excel files open, 2 shared folders, 3 bank accounts, calculator and eyes searching for previous emails and clients waiting for me in the lounge. Wohoooo, turning out well pala ah 😛  Still, I need to respond and accommodate everyone as long as I can. After all, it’s part of my work and I am thankful I have one.

I am thinking of what to include in this post so I’ll go for the lessons I learned today.

Mention everything you want. Those were the exact words my colleague told the client over the phone. I smiled upon hearing that. That’s FREEDOM and it applies to everyone. We can say everything we want, post it, express ourselves, do stuffs you like BUT you are responsible for all your actions, your decisions and all those choices you are making. Do not blame your parents, siblings, family, friends, the society and others on your mistakes. Grow up! (sounds too adult 😛 ) Yes, our attitude, beliefs and ways of living are affected by how we were raised, the environment we live in, the government, our circle of friends and many other external factors BUT (again) as grown-ups we can filter and choose what to take inside, we know what is right and wrong, we can differentiate what is good or bad and we can decide what is acceptable and appropriate. You become what you let in. Remember, it will all start from within. What’s inside will reflect on the outside. Choose the right path even if it’s hard.

It’s easy to say that we can do everything we want because this is our life but in reality we can’t or should I say we prefer not to do it. It’s up to you, if you can take the responsibility, do it, if not, think about it first. As for me, I don’t say or do everything I want, I look on the “need versus want” and try to be “in their shoes” before speaking out (#grownups). But ofcourse, I still have a lot of shortcomings up to this day. The only One whom I can tell everything is God. All my complaints, petitions, requests, comments and all that you can think of – I only share with Him. After all, even if we keep them to ourselves, He still knows them. The very solution to our problems can only be found in Him, in His words. We need to be strong first spiritually so all the other aspects of our lives can follow. It would not be easy, but I will choose it over and over again – to be right with God.

Treat everyone equally. No exemptions  – this is for ALL! I was corrected at the moment when our Director welcomed the delivery man with a smiling face and sat beside him while he’s processing her request. That man always comes here in the office and there are times when I just don’t feel talking to him. I learned my lesson especially today. Be kind, be nice and be fair to everyone. The higher you are, the more you need to look down. I give my high respect to those people who are humble no matter what their titles are, their status and their achievements. I am looking more on the way that person treats others and interacts with them. It’s not the quantity that matters now, it’s the quality.

Scrap that – I see it’s in process. This tells us that we can make changes to our decisions, activities and thoughts ONLY if we want. Remember the eraser, the recall button, the backspace, delete and undo icon. If it doesn’t help you, ignore it, stop it. If it hurts you, cure it, leave it. If it woriies you, attend to it, face it. We can’t bring back time but we can start again and be right. One mistake will not end everything. If you lose track, find a map, ask for directions, keep going until you see the road again. Keep on trying, my dear. You will get it one day. You will soon be there.

Ask if you need help. Grown-ups develop a lot of pride. Before we ask for help, many “what ifs” have already filled our head. We think that it’s weakness when we depend on others but it is actually “strength”. You can’t do it all. Ask everytime you need it. You’re not getting it because you never ask for it. No man is an island. We need each other to survive.

Looking back on my post last year, I still have a lot to overcome BUT I am happy. Happy to have experienced all of that and I still do. Happy to correct the bad habits that I have. Happy to learn more each day. Happy to be corrected. Happy to feel pain and use it as strength. Most of all, I am happy to be who I am, where I am and what I have.

This grown-up has learned to appreciate more and to be contented while working to be better each day.

Congratulations to all of you as well for making it through every day.

Pray. Trust God. Believe in what you’ve prayed for. Keep going. You’re doing great!

P.S. I am proud of you!

 

Love,

Kath G.

Office Thoughts

I will start posting my “office thoughts” since feeling ko laging akong may realization sa office. Hahaha

Kasi naman ‘pag uwi ko, ano na, pagod na, mas gusto ko na lang mahiga or nag-aaral ako at sana matapos ko para dagdag sa panlaban sa hamon ng buhay 😛

I don’t have the right to say that the beginning of the year didn’t go well. Siguro ano lang, hindi ko lang inexpect na ganun. Things were a bit “heavy” for me. Mas madalas akong hindi talaga “OK” pero nakakangiti pa rin. I’ve mastered that a lot.

I don’t want to give details pa, but all I can say is it’s “too many, January”. Thank God, all ended well. My first month of the year only made me stronger and really added a lot on my faith. Hindi ko talaga kaya ‘pag wala si Lord. Never kong makakayang mag-isa.

Pero sige, eto ang ilan sa mga nangyari sakin (ayan ha para ‘pag naranasan nyo rin, alam nyo na matatapos din yan at lilipas din) – naharang kami sa Immigration, tambak ako ng trabaho at nagkagulo sa work nung umalis ako, beastmode ang mga clients, kulang na yung budget for the month, maysakit si Lola, need din ng maintenance ni Lolo, magbbibirthday na si Dadi pero wala pa rin yung hinihintay ko, wala pang nahahanap na work yung pinsan ko, need ng pambaon ng mga Pinsan ko at maraming neeedsssssssss pa na alam kong ako ang inaasahan talaga. Nakailang iyak din ako, tapos sabi ko sa Lord, “Ikaw na po ang bahala, binibigay ko na po lahat sa Inyo, sobrang bigat po e…”

After that, pinilit ko na ‘wag nang mag-intindi pa, basta sabi ko, tapos na, binigay ko na lahat sa Lord. God answered immediately and it’s more than what I’ve expected. Our needs have been met and may pa-sobra pa para sakin. Kung iisipin ko, parang rollercoaster yung nangyari ng January pero sa huli, bumalik yung totoong ngiti ko. Salamat po ng marami Ama.

Then comes February. Sana’y na ako na laging natatag sa mga post pag love month – no big deal. Hahahaha. ‘Wag kayong mag-alala dahil iniintay ko lang yung sagot ng Lord para sa “Mr. Right” ng buhay ko. Siguro nga parang matagal but I know he’ll be worth the wait. Kapit lang, walang bibitaw. Akala ko nakatapos na sa challenges sa January, biglang meron ulit. Gets ko naman na part yung ng buhay natin, pero parang nabigla ako na sunud-sunod. Kaya, eto isip ulit, paano gagawan ng paraan, paano makakatulong. Then as I’m trying to relax for awhile, I saw a video and it says “you need to be strong first spiritually so your whole being will be strong too”. I cried upon hearing that. I prayed to God and asked Him to help me and strengthen me. Nothing will ever be bigger than Him and we can find rest in Him – only in Him.

I’m that kind of person na ‘pag may pinagdadaanan, gusto kong pumunta sa isang lugar, mag-isip isip. It can be in the park, or a long drive tapos pagmamasdan ko lang yung paligid, mga puno, mga tanawin or maglakad-lakad sa mall at maggrocery (hanggang sa makalimutan ko na yung problema :P) Infairness, dami kong solutions na naiisip at nakakatuwa kasi bigla silang nagpa “pop” sa utak ko.  God is continually teaching me to get rid of “what if” questions because He wanted me to trust fully in Him. He’s reminding me to not worry about tomorrow because He is already there. Kaya all is well na ulit. Kaysa magworry, I am expecting more blessings to come this year. Looking forward to my next #KathGTravels and praying na lagi akong maging thankful and appreciative.

Madami pang mangyayari ths year – it can be good or not so- but as long as we know that there is God whom we can always call and run to, everything will be OK.

Kapag dumadaan tayo sa mga pagsubok, isipin natin lahat ng ginawa ng Lord sa buhay natin, lahat ng kasagutan Nya sa mga prayers natin, lahat ng tulong Nya. For sure, bago mo pa maisip lahat, nasagot na yung problema mo. It’s only through Jesus that we find genuine peace and happiness. No material things in this world can satisfy us. The ultimate answer to all our questions is found in Christ. Trust Him. Have faith. Pray and give thanks.

Enjoy life! Be blessed!

 

Love,

Kath G.

PERSPECTIVE – 3 IN 2

This word got stuck in my mind for a couple of days now. I believe God wanted me to learn and apply it. And yes, this is what I needed. I already used it and would wanted to share as well my thoughts about it.

From the dictionary, Perspective means “the art of representing three-dimensional objects on a two-dimensional surface so as to give the right impression of their height, width, depth, and position in relation to each other.” ; “a particular attitude towards or way of regarding something; a point of view”.

Those two definitions above point out clearly what this word means. It’s more than how you see things but how you see them in different views. Minsan, akala natin nakita na natin lahat, pero madalas we see what we wanted to see. Pinipili natin because it’s given that we first assume that we are right and we don’t want to burden ourselves. But we can never change something na ganun talaga. Pero kaya nating maintindihan at tanggapin. It might takes some time but I am sure as you change your perspective, things will be different and new.

I have a lot of thoughts coming now and sana maisulat ko sila lahat.

Perspective for me is thinking more than twice before making any decision and speaking things out. Baka may pinagdadaanan yung kasama mo kaya siya masungit. Siguro may mas malalim siyang dahilan kung bakit ganun yung decision nya. May nakita siya sa kanya kaya yun ang pinili nya. Ang daming assumptions pero hindi naman masama ang magtanong. Kung hindi mo kaya at hindi ka naman directly affected (minsan kasi nakikisali lang tayo), let’s remain quiet and spend our energy sa ibang mga bagay.

Perspective is putting yourself  in their situation. Parang naging nature na natin na ang dami nating sinasabi, ang dami nating alam. We can easily judge others, suggest ways how they can improve and solve their problem, give comments when they did something wrong (sinasadya man or hindi) – lahat, ang dami nating nasasabi. Sadly most of us never really understand what’s behind that “situation”. We reacted as if we’re involved or as if we’ve known them all their lives. Tayo nga na minsan, nireresist pa natin kung ano talaga ang ugali natin, sila pa ba na iba sa atin? Kahit kapatid or magulang mo, they have feelings and experiences that only them know so well. Only GOD knows who we really are and He’s the only one who can understand us – at all times.

Perspective is being mature to admit your mistake and not repeating it. Sabi nga nila, once is enough, twice is too much. Aminin natin na madalas, nauulit kasi padalos-dalos tayo. But you need to own it. Huwag na tayong mandamay, ikaw gumawa niyan, ayusin mo. Pero, tandaan – pweding magpatulong ‘pag nahihirapan na.

Perspectve affects our emotions. Whenever I feel bad and negative thoughts are coming in – I tell myself “KATH, PERSPECTIVE”. I learned to change the way I see things so I can be happy, organize, focused and peaceful. Hindi ko na pinapakialaman yung buhay ng iba. It’s not that I care less now, it’s just that I choose when to interrupt and when to stay away or keep silent. After all, we are responsible for our lives. I still have a firm belief that if we will only be responsible enough, problems and burdens will be less. Parang yung lagi kong nababasa sa barangay, “basura mo, tapon mo”, “tapat mo, linis mo” kaya “buhay mo, ayusin mo”.

All that are written here are my opinions, you have yours and I respect that. Sana lang maging pare-parehas tayo ng gusto – love, peace and joy! 🙂 Christmas is coming and a new year is waiting.  Let’s continue making this world a better and happier place to live in.

God bless you all! 🙂

 

 

Love & Prayers,

Kath G.

Thursday Life💛

I’m baaaaccck!!! In all fairness, mas madalas na ako sa wordpress *crossed-fingers*.

Today is Thursday and that means I have two days off after. Ang saya-saya! I just finished watching the movie “Kidnap” starring Halle Berry. Grabe, ang galing, intense at super maaamaze ka what a mother can do. Sabi nga sa poster…

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Bilis na, panuorin nyo na. Two thumbs up!!!

Oh I forgot, it was a roller coaster week – masaya, nakakaiyak, nakakastress, excited at may pasurprise. Super thank you Lord for helping me finished this week with a gift. Kahit na nag-MMK ako nung Tuesday, nainis at natambakan ng workload kahapon at kanina, umuwi ako ng masaya dahil nanalo ako ng Gigi Vogue Sunglasses. *insert confetti*

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Not sure kung anong style pa, pero try kong gayahin ito 😎

I was able to eat as well for the first time at baka last ko na rin -kumain ng roses, as in cake with roses all over. Masarap naman kaya lang feeling ko dapat inaamoy lang yung rose at pinapang display ganern 😜 Di ko yata nasave sa phone yung picture pero ang ganda nung cake – Happy Birthday, dear Noora!

Then we did the spicy noodle challenge yesterday. Di ko talaga kaya, iba e! I was supposed to edit our video yesterday pero tinatamad pa ako kaya ‘wag muna baka bukas sipagin ako. But congrats sa mga matatapang na nakaubos – Kath P, Eurose, Ate Ming at Ate Rhea. Galing nyo po! Saludo kami ni Chi 😜

Another thing today, I was able to chat one of my close friend, Ver. She’s getting married next month and sadly, di ako aabot kaya wait ko na lang ang pictures. I’m so happy for you! God bless your family and I hope to see you back in PH.

Then last, I checked my socmed accounts to see @mainedcm’s book launch for “Yup, I am that Girl!” Feeling ko kapamilya ako, super proud ako kay Maine. I really like and love “That Girl”. Excited na ako na mabasa sa isang upuan yung book mo. I’ll have it soon. You deserve every blessing you have. Always keep that happy spirit and humble heart, Maine. Thank you for inspiring us and making us happy. Abot yung pagpapasaya mo sa abroad. I hope to meet you soon. Papicture ha.

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I’m a fan! #AlDubparin

Oh, I almost forget to include Mami Shai’s birthday with Pinsan- Avic. Both of us are not really feeling well pero dahil love namin si Mami, nag-decide na lang kami na umuwi bago mag 11PM. Syempre, hindi totoo yun kaya nakauwi kami ng 12:30 AM. Parang wala akong pasok ah, petmalu lodi. 😜 Pero super sulit ang pagpunta namin. Thank you po sa napakaraming handa, busog lusog po kaming magpinsan.

All in all, this week is amazing and I am just so grateful to everything I have learned.

6 weeks to go and I will see PH again. Pero 4 weeks na lang, birthday ko na. Basta, alam ko may surprise si Lord at lagi akong magiging happy.

Sabi nga sa Psalms, “…his heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord…” So am I.

Hanggang dito na lang muna, mga lodi. Good night! #weareblessed

 

Love,

Kath G.

7 & 26

Hey there! How are you guys feeling this weekend? I hope you got your much needed rest to start another week strong and active. 😇

I was about to write this post on Thursday but I’ve got busy in the afternoon that I forgot to start it. Finally, I have tonight to share my thoughts.

Well, a month from today, I will be celebrating my 26th birthday. I am excited for another year of God’s greatness in my life. Ang daming blessings ng Lord this year at alam ko na mas madami pa sa susunod na taon.❤️ But before my birthday comes, something has popped in my mind. I don’t know, I just came to realize it – that I was already 7 years old when Mommy was 26. Yes, she had me at 19.

Then I started thinking about her situations back then and compare it to what I have. I am single and enjoying my career while Mommy is at home taking good care of her two kids.  I am dreaming of my future and Mommy is having dreams for her kids. I can buy the stuffs that I want but Mommy needs to put our needs first. (Trivia: Alam nyo ba na nung bata kami, laging branded ang mga damit namin. Ngayon na lang na lumaki ako saka ako bumibili kung saan-saan, pero ‘pag si Mommy laging may brand kasi iba talaga yung quality.) I’ve already been to ten other countries pero si Mommy nakarating lang sya ng ibang bansa nung nagtry siya na magwork as OFW. She didn’t go there to relax, she was there to earn more for the family. Buti na lang at hindi nagtagal dun si Mommy, kahit mahirap, lumaki naman kami na sama-sama.

Mommy may have missed those that I can grab at 26 but I will be forever grateful that God has let Mommy have us early and that means we receive her love more. After all, we can take her and Daddy to the places they wanted and buy them the stuffs they gave up when they had us.

Each of us will have different experiences in life and that is OK. Because each one has a story and has a lesson to share. God has created us uniquely so we can learn to love variety and accept our indifferences. We may not understand everything now but later we will (not all), but it will be enough.

Whenever I faced situations that I cannot comprehend, I just look up and say, “Lord, I’m at peace because you have the answer and you are in control”.

Let’s continue to appreciate this life and let us reach out to others for as long as we can.😊

Have a great week, ahead!

 

Love,

Kath G.