After almost a week of non stop rain, I was so worried for my bestfriend's wedding which will take place in a garden. I was praying hard, hoping that the rain would stop even just for awhile. And thankfully, it did! :)
I arrived early, and went to see her in her room.
I remembered the times when we were seatmates in our Logic class, still getting to know each other. Then we were just inseparable. We'd always be together working in our laboratory, studying in the library, hanging out in her Mom's office, walking along the hanging bridge in Caleruega, crying our hearts out, and just being there with each other.
After we graduated, sure we did have different paths laid before us. I have to help out with the family business, while she worked in a food company. But despite our busy schedules, we'd still make time for each other. And no matter what happens, I know that our friendship would only grow stronger as time passes.
On this day, I saw my bestfriend marry the love of her life. A relationship tried and tested through time. And I can't give her away, than I can give away my heart. I'm so happy for them. And I just try to hold back my tears as to not ruin my makeup (haha!), but I can't help it anymore when I saw her dance with her Dad. It's just love in the purest form.
Pardon my absence. Was so busy that I hardly have time to update my blog. :( But I'll always come back here. After all, I love to write so I won't forget. :)
Just this Monday, we had our annual Sunday School Teachers' Outing. This time we went to La Luz Beach Resort in San Juan, Batangas. It was raining cats and dogs during Sunday night and I can't help but think how will our outing will push through. I hardly slept, and when I finally got out of bed around 4am to prepare, it was still raining. We left at exactly 5am, and it was a long drive - 4hours! Amazingly, there was no rain when we arrived, and the sun came out too! :) Twas the perfect weather. :)
My girls - Dianne and Rachel :)
We climbed this huge rock and the view was breathtaking :)
With Timmy :)
in Red :)
It only rained a little in the afternoon, and on our way home. :) It feels great to be back in the beach, and away from Dramanila once in awhile. :) With the people close to your heart. In this case - my co teachers. Can you believe that I've been with them for 11years already?? Time flies. :) Some people say that maybe I could just take a break from it. But I'll stay. Coz I know that in the end, only what's done for Him has eternal value. :)
"If God is sovereign, then he is in control of the details of my life.
If he is loving, then he is going to be shaping the details of my life for my good.
If he is all-wise, then he's not going to do everything I want because I don't know what I need.
If he is patient, then he is going to take the time to do all this.
When we put all these things together -- God's sovereignty, love, wisdom, and patience -- we have a divine story.
People often talk about prayer as if it is disconnected from what God is doing in their lives. But we are actors in his drama, listening for our lives, quieting our hearts so we can hear the voice of the Playwright.
You can't have a good story without tension and conflict, without things going wrong. Unanswered prayers create some of the tensions in the story God is weaving into our lives."
After work today, I met up with my friend Alda - who's also a busybee like me haha. :) But I'm so thankful that despite our busy schedules, we still found time to be together. So I shared what I'm going through these past few days... And even if it still pains me, I'm so thankful to have great girlfriends who's always there for me. :) Always ready to listen, even if they don't really know what to say about it. :)
It's been a week since I can't eat properly. Today, we both had Cookies and Cream Frap at a small coffee shop near our place. And shared a pasta. :) Then just talked the night away and she drove me home. :)
And oh, she gave me some gifts which she got me from her Bora trip just this holy week. Soo nice! I'll try to post some pictures if I have time. :)
Countdown: It's been 2days, 9hours, and 34minutes.
I have to admit, I'm really a bad blogger. Haha! It's been soooo long since I've made an update. Bear with me. :)
I've been really sad this past few days. And though I (we) know that I won't be able to right down all the details, I'd try to write some of my feelings because it's really hard to keep it all inside. If I can just put all these into one sentence, it would be - Too good to be true. Some things make me happy, but it makes me scared because it can't be true. And I know, it is not true. Can't be true.
I've been losing my appetite. Even if I'm really hungry, I just can't eat. Just few bites, and I'm done. Please pray for me. :)
Last weekend upto today, we just held our annual Vacation Bible School in church. And I'm blessed to be part of it again. :) Seeing all the kids.. without any worries.. makes me wanna be a kid again. To just be satisfied with whatever is given to me.
I'm so excited to tell you that Angie Smith has a new book - What Women Fear. :) It's release date is September 1, 2011. I can't wait to read it and share it with you all. :) Angie's faith in God inspired many, including me. :) I've been following her blog for years now. And if you haven't read it, I encourage you to visit. :)
I'm sorry for the lack of posts. But I've got to say, I miss blogging!! :) So how's everyone? We're now in the third month of the year.
Since the last time I posted, a lot of things happened; for me, at least. My Dad had a problem with hypertension. He was also palpitating. One night, his heartbeat was up to 160/minute! It's so fast it freaks me out. :( And he's scared too. Who won't be? But the problem here is this: he's scared. So it beats fast. I was asking him what he's scared of, and his answer is death. We went to see some doctors but they can't find anything wrong with him. So I came to the conclusion that this is all in the mind. It's the work of the enemy. I kept praying. Even asked some people to pray for my Dad too. It's a long process.. But I don't have the time and energy now to go into all the details. I just want to share that it's been 8 days and counting since my Dad is perfectly okay! :) Praise! Thank You Lord. :)
I'm so grateful. But I tell you, when you're there, it's really so hard. You feel so helpless because you know you can't do anything. Then there's this voice in my heart that says, Trust Me. So that's just what I did. I invite you to trust too, my friend. When I see people, it makes me think what's behind every smile. What they're going through. My prayer tonight is that may each one of us learn to trust the one who loved us long before we existed. The one who called us by name. And the one who died for us. :)
Goodnight. May you all have a fruitful week ahead. :)
I'm still here! :) January is almost over and I can't believe this is my first post for 2011! O.o
Anyway, life is still the same. Granny is getting worse, I just don't understand her anymore. I'm tired of it all.
Since the last time I blogged, which was last Christmas,
I've joined our conference in church. :) And it's abundant and wonderful. It's amazing just how the Lord never gets tired of me, and everyone of us.
We also had our Praise and Thanksgiving Program in Sunday School. :)
Spent the New Year in (COLD!) Tagaytay with my family. :)
Saw Candy after a few months working in China. :)
Just a few weeks into this year, I've heard a lot of sad news including the murder of two car dealers, a raped and beheaded 5-year old girl, a bus blast, and just today, where an accident that killed 10 construction workers. I'm particularly sad with the first one, especially because my Dad is also a car dealer, and he knows the father of one of the victim. It's a sad reality that we live in this fallen world where it's not "Your money or your life" anymore, but now it's "I'll kill you anyway". People kill like its the norm. They kill just because they feel like it. And they'd do anything just to survive no matter what it takes. This week, I've been to the hospital for four times. First is to visit a friend who gave birth, two of it is to accompany my brother to the doc because of allergy, and this morning, to visit my cousin who accidentally slipped in school. While waiting for the results of the CT scan and Xray, somebody in the opposite part of the emergency room died, who also slipped in the comfort room and suffered internal bleeding. Life is so short. Poof. Just like that, and you're gone. On my way back to the office today, I was really thinking of how I used my life. When my time comes, can I really say to the Lord that I've used it wisely? This afternoon, I've shared in our small group in church about the Lord's coming. It made me realized that we're really near the end. All these things - hardships, calamities - are written and have been told to us a long time ago. It's getting harder each day, and my prayer is that each one of us can really stand firm till the end.
It's a sad reality, but no matter how sad all these is, one thing is for sure: my (our) God is still the same. He never changes. And I rest in the knowledge that He is with us, in everything.