I’ve been like a song without melody for a bit,
wiltered like a flower without drop of rain.
You suddenly stepped into this soul in a blink,
everything’s change, it unlocked the chain.
You continuously flowing, pulling me closer,
your love light me up, brightens dark night.
“Though we are incomplete, God loves us completely. Though we are imperfect, He loves us perfectly. Though we may feel lost and without compass, God’s love encompasses us completely. … He loves every one of us, even those who are flawed, rejected, awkward, sorrowful, or broken.”
― Dieter F. Uchtdorf
The soothing sound of a rushing water
the swishing wind blows, tiny voices I hear-
watching rivers move from drops of rain,
little souls playing, splashing, laughing,
day’s simple pleasures, I remember you
I was looking out from our terrace when it started raining, I felt a sudden calm within..tears dropped from my eyes, followed by a thought, these phrases. Missing so many things about you….my angel…my joy..
You have not seen me in a while,
I have not spoken to you lately.
But I know you hear my thoughts,
crying out in the dark wilderness
with my bow and a broken arrow
chasing peace, weary head to rest.
How far must I embrace sorrow,
to reach the end and win the test.
Feeling unmotivated to write the past weeks…..
Orange moon rises beneath the orange sky,
darkness starts to float, heaving a sigh.
I see flashes of light, pain, grief flickering,
her mind wanders, heart screaming.
Somewhere between wanting to believe,
when morning rises, sorrow leaves
Far better things ahead, will soon unfold,
I know she’s strong enough to hold.
Sunday morning after church, while having breakfast at McDonalds, I read an article in a newspaper handed by my husband. I could see sadness in his eyes when he asked me to read it, written by a 12 year old girl student. Her story touched our hearts, young as she is, she understands life so clearly., …we couldn’t hold back our tears recalling we were once in same place, same time with our little boy years ago, <now he’s in Heaven>. I let my eldest son read this too.. _
FINDING JOY IN SUNBURNS….. By Justine Christie C. Buhia
I felt the burning heat of the fiery sun on my skin last April 26. It was the day that I spent a special time with my family instead of playing computer games. It was the day that we went to one of the nice beach resorts in Samal Island. The clear, blue sea caught my attention first. My cousins and I went to the seashore and we swam in them. We cracked jokes and shared to each other our experiences in school while swimming. I realized that it has been so long since we talked to each other like this. We also borrowed a boat that fisherman use. My cousins and I took turns in paddling it. We only took breaks to head to the open cottage and grab food to fill our hungry stomach. It was an exhilarating adventure even it was a simple activity. I still remember how burnt our skins were after the trip. My skin would sting with just a little touch. Yet, there was not a moment that I regretted about the trip. It was the joy that we shared that I remembered rather than the sunburns. It was special because we did it in the memory of my baby brother. Two years ago, we were on the same beach with my then one-year-old brother. I still remembered the spot where we both played. I still remember how he unconsciously splashed water at me with his tiny little hands. He is gone but I believe he was by our side when we went to the beach. He gathered us and made our family share beautiful memories together. It strengthened our bond with each other. I learned that there are greater joys in this world that is more than what any material things can never give. Summer happens once in a while and it gives us the opportunity to make the most out of it. It is up to us to make the best of what we have.
This young writer is right, summer happens once in a while, it gives us the opportunity, the chance to make the most of it with the people we love, life is too short…
Hold people you care, in your heart today,
give your time. act now, don’t delay,
time flies swiftly, life passes by so quickly,
A blessed weekend 🙏❤️
It’s really amazing what dogs can do to human.
After the loss of our boy, days was not easy. I couldn’t even imagine before, a life without my son, how to start each day without his presence. It was just a bark of a furry little friend that changed it all…a Terrier mix our “Kimi”. Before Kimi came, I asked my son in prayer if he could give mommy anything, for me to feel his presence. I was walking near my mom’s house, caught her beautiful eyes in a little cage with other puppies, she was different from the rest. My prayer got answered.
I brought her home. Her first time to travel in a plane. With my heavy heart, she made things easy. Now, she’s my everyday happiness, my emotional support, even though our little boy isn’t here anymore to cuddle and hug Kimi and how we miss him each day… I know he’s smiling up there and as an angel to watch her and us everyday.
How you looked deep into my eyes,
you touched this broken heart, soul of mine.
As you wag your tail, sadness flies,
your bark that says, stay strong, you’ll be fine.
Thank you “God”, our angel “Raik” and “Kimi”