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A grateful father


 

As me and my wife are conversing with my flight bound to abu dhabi, my son did not pay attention to me. He’s busy playing with his toy jollibee.

Before retiring to bed, his mom is training him to pray. My safety here abroad is one on his prayer list.

Little did we know, Aldaen is listening intently with our conversation. He don’t want to talk to me, but he’s all-eared. His mom haven’ t told him yet about my flight.

The Prayer

Roughly translated: “Jesus, salamat po, sa pag-iingat kay tito, kay daddy na pupunta sa Abu Dhabi, Amen.”

Truly a tear-jerking prayer.

Jesus’ heart is close to children. Thank You Lord.

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Paskong Damdamin (A Christmas Feeling)


It’s a magical feeling. I’ll be home soon. After a year of being away from my family, it’s about time to enjoy one month of happiness far away from my workplace. I’ve been waiting for so long to hug and kiss my wife and my son.

I can’t help but thank God for His lovingkindness. He is awesome to lead us into maturity in Christ, guiding us to endure each and every challenges along the way. At the end of the day, His name will be lifted up in our lives, in our family. After all, that’s what we are commissioned for – to live life in the beauty of His holiness.

I am thankful that God guided me gradually to endure this homesickness. First, I have to leave my parents and siblings. Then, I have to leave my wife. Lastly, I have to leave my wife and my son. Truly it’s not an easy burden to bear, but as Relient K stated in their song ‘Let It All Out, “the end will justify the pain it took to get us there.”

This is a good time…indeed, a good time…

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gising pa…


madaming tumatakbo sa isip ko…sa paglipat ng kalendaryo, lumipat na rin ang aking kaisipan sa panibagong yugto ng kasaysayan. umukit na naman ako ng mga pangarap sa papawirin upang isakatuparan ng isanlibot’-isang pagsisikap at pagpupunyagi. hindi maikukubli ang saya’t galak ng isang taong tumatanaw sa isang maaliwalas na bukas na sa kabila ng kadilimang tinatahak ay payapang inaasam ang pagputok ng unang silahis ng araw sa dakong silangan. madilim…literal…kita…ramdam…nanunuot sa kalamnan ang dampi ng hanging may lakip na hamog. Malapit na ang umaga. Malapit nang malagpasan ang dawag na punumpuno ng mga tinik at ulupong..at bitag na pilit na pumapatay sa maliit ngunit maalab na adhikain. Mamaya na ang bukas. At sa pagputok ng bagong araw ay sasalubungin ng tuwa’t saya ang bagong kawal ng paggawa.

-buhay-OFW