gracia turned 5 today!
1. Lean on, trust in and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind
2. Do not rely on your own insight or understanding
3. In all your ways, know, recognise and acknowledge Him
4. And He will direct and make straight and plain your paths.
For a couple of weeks now, I’ve been taking care of errands that tell it’s almost time. Two Fridays ago, my family spent an entire day mall-hopping and bargain-hunting for shoes, clothes, and items on the pasalubong list. This past week, I sat down and identified who should get what. It appears that my family’s leaving and giving away everything in this house except for a few set of clothes, some books and toys for the kids, and I’m doubtlessly not letting go of my trusty Olympus cam.
It dawned on me that after 13 years of marriage + employment, my family leaves with practically nothing. No house, no car, no furniture/appliances. On September 18, we are flying with only three luggage, and maybe two balikbayan boxes of clothes and whatnots. I’m thinking what have my husband and I saved/accomplished in 13 years? Nothing?
(Putting my carnal/worldly/materialistic/greedy self aside), I feel blessed that my husband and I managed to put our children to good schools, 3 years for Maya, 8 years for Jared. (Education, that’s it?) We raised them well and provided a home that made them happy. (Hmm, iPad? Wii? vacays?) My memory fails me now, I can’t come up with a brag-worthy list of achievements. Maybe there really isn’t much that we as a couple have accomplished. But then again, from Day 1, we have lived in God’s grace. When we get to that minus thirty prairie that they call Winterpeg, it will only be by His Grace that we can start anew and add more to that achievements list.
To wake up to this every morning.
The last chance to be here in a very long time.
Ilangay Fishing Village
The CDT Origs!!!