Saturday, December 31, 2005

Overwhelmed

It’s New Year’s Eve and it’s pretty quiet. Fire crackers are not that popular here. Good, I can use the peace and quiet! I just arrived from Sabang where they are still having their early Media Noche (New Year’s Eve dinner) and Bayle (neighborhood dance) where they play ballroom music. I could never dance ballroom. I never exerted any effort to learn some its moves. A man wanted to dance with me, but I declined. I didn’t know him and I don’t dance with unknown men, especially unattractive ones haha.

I’m now in my room and I can hear the children blowing horns and banging pots and pans. Well, it’s not really my room but this is where I always stay when I visit Bulusan. I just want to be alone for a while and process everything that happened this 2005. As I prepare to write about God’s goodness, my eyes begin to moisten with warm tears. Ah how faithful is our God!

I thank HIM for

1. My work. Now with less stress but with more benefits.

2. My Dad’s new job. Now I don’t have to shoulder most of our family’s expenses.

3. Friends. The new, the old and the true..

4. Web Design Course. I can’t fully imagine how I manage to come up with the tuition every month. I graduate in March 2006

5. Teaching English Certification. I don’t know where I get the strength to cope up with its schedule. I graduate in April 2006

6. iPod Shuffle. An unexpected, mind-blowing gift

Its true, God will give you your heart’s desire. This applies to both the little and the big things in your life. When you think about it, it just overwhelms you. And as I shut myself inside this room staring at the ceiling, I thank God for all these things. All the arrangements He makes, His providence, His patience… It simply is overwhelming.

3 comments:

jayred said...

Praise God for all these blessings! Bilib ako especially sa numbers 4 and 5. Galing!

Sino nagbigay ng I-Pod? :-)

Regards to your Papa and Mama. Hope all is well with all of you. God bless!

Jayred said...

P.S. And oh, by the way, yung lalaki na gustong sumayaw sa yo, baka yun yung God's will. Sana nakipagsayaw ka na. LOL.

jen ni dzune said...

overwhelming talaga no...ako nga minsan sabi ko na lang "basta po thank you so much and wag nyo po ako pababayaan..." may he continue to bless you, you have a good heart din naman kasi eh! u deserve all that!