It’s more than a month now since I published my last blog for some reasons. And now I’m hopefully back on track.
When I woke up this morning, I still have no idea what to blog about. Until we had a short Skype time with my family in the Philippines. Finally, an idea popped up my mind and I’m so inspired to share it with you.
And here it is.
Supposedly, our Skype should start by 3 pm Philippines time but it was delayed for 2 hours. So we started at 5 pm rather. I’m getting impatient for waiting but I chose to let go of such feeling especially when I knew the cause of their delay.
Just to give you a quick background about our place. We live in a place where mobile and internet connections are out of reach. That’s how hard for us to contact each other on a daily basis so in order to talk and see each other; we have to schedule it ahead of time.
Going back to my story.
Did I already mention the cause of their delay? Not yet, right? I’ll answer it now and they’re delayed due to heavy rain. They needed to look for a temporary shelter to keep themselves safe from getting wet. And praise God, they’re safe and avoided getting wet.
I thought our Skype talk won’t push through since there was no indication that the rain will stop shortly. Yet, God is so great that He allowed the rain to stop for a while and they were able to reach my aunt’s house safely.
Still, there was another challenge for us to finally start our conversation but it was fixed, fortunately. After which, we finally started with our conversation. We’re so happy that finally, we’re able to see each other again after 2 weeks. The original plan was to talk with them one by one with a specified amount of time but it wasn’t realized.
Maybe today wasn’t meant to be because for after 30 minutes of the call, their connection was interrupted and also it was getting dark already. We had no choice but to set our next Skype this coming Sunday and reserve some of our topics. It was difficult but it’s still worth it.
While we exchanged goodbyes through messenger, I learned two (2) important things;
- That no amount of rain can stop us from loving each other considering the risks that they have to go through. By facing all the risks still, they managed to make it today. They really love me. What more can I ask for? I am so blessed having my family.
- That God is so great to allow these things to happen. Because of what happened, we’re able to prove that no amount of material things in this world can satisfy the longing of our hearts to love and to be loved. Seeing and being with my family virtually is more than enough.
Now, I’m not sharing this to brag about myself and my family. I’m sharing this to remind you that you should value your family over the things you are busy doing now. And like any material things you value, you should have enough time to see and talk with them or at least check their conditions once in a while. Remember that if you want something or if you love someone, you should spend time for it or with them.
The same is true with our relationship with God. You need to invest time to express your love to Him and only then you will realize how blessed you are and how fulfilling life will be.
Love and be blessed always!