When you find yourself in a position to help someone, be happy and feel blessed. It’s because God is answering that person’s prayer through you.
REMEMBER: Our purpose here on earth is not to get lost in the dark , but to give light to others, so that they may find their way through us
Ang galing naman ng Camella (Official) Congratulations po and kudos to all of you. This is definitely a wonderful initiative and I can’t help but feel the need to share how Christmas is a season of giving and love.
This is a story of forgiveness. A bit of a long one and well overdue to say the least. Years ago, my mother and father had a fight and the next day, my mother was gone. Her clothes and things are gone. Not even a note about where she went was left. We searched most of the government agencies, NGUs, and even home for the aged facilities in the hopes that it is where she found a place to stay. Imagining her as a homeless person is heartbreaking for us and so we persistently searched for weeks. Eventually, weeks turned into months and months turned into years. After 4 years, my father got seriously ill, and he died without seeing my mother one last time. It was then on my father’s wake that our eldest sister spoke up about knowing where my mother was the whole time. We wasted no time in going to where my mother was and we picked her up. It was terribly saddening to see that what was once energetic to be someone so thin and weak. The only time my mother has seen my father in the last four years was only through a glass in a coffin. My mother was quite weak at that time as well and after 10 days since my father’s death, she passed on as well.
For the past 4 years, we were only with our mom for a little more than a week before she was taken from us. It was quite saddening but I am glad that we enjoyed every bit of it while she was still with us. I know deep inside, that me and my brothers were somehow blaming our sister for not telling us where our mother was. There were a lot of ‘IF ONLYs’. If only we knew then we would have been able to take care of her. If only she had not made it a secret then we would have been able to give her the medical attention she needs and so on. But then, we came to terms that it was my mother’s wish not to inform us of her whereabouts and we came into terms with that. Our sister was merely following orders and we respected that without any need for any confrontation. We just accepted that our parents are gone and they are in a better place now and maybe that is what the best for everyone.
I imagine it must be pretty hard for our sister to endure the knowledge of where my mother was and to fight the urge to tell us as we frantically search for our mother. She deserves to be honored because despite all the hardships and the possible repercussions to her with regards to her decision to follow our mother, she remained strong, kind to others, and never gave up in holding us all together.
Maybe the truth of life is that there are things that are just meant to be and there is absolutely no way we could have prevented it. The spirit of Christmas lies in our ability to forgive and stay strong in times of hardship. Understanding others most specially in times of need is what we truly must have above it all. Forgiveness is what sets us free from worries. Christmas is not about material gifts or a bountiful table, it is all about forgiveness, love, and being with our families.
Just recently may malaking mass na nakita sa breast niya hopefully sana benign lang po ito. Naghihintay pa po kami ng results ng biopsy niya .Sana humaba pa ang buhay niya at magkaroon siya ng malakas at malusog na pangangatawan at magkaroon siya ng sarili niyang business.
To make it more meaningful ipagluluto ko ang ate ko ng favorite niyang tortang giniling matagal na siyang nag rerequest nun sa akin e di ko naman siya maluto ng ganun kasi palaging may sabaw ang niluluto ko dahil breastfeeding mom po ako .
My sister deserves to be happy because she is one person who chooses to inspires everyone with her resilience despite the number of obstacles that are thrown her way. She still chooses to show her strong side even though she feels doubt, in order to lift other spirits. She is a good example and an inspiration so she truly deserves a treat and recognition this season.