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Archive for July 14th, 2011


I am so overwhelmed that I could cry.

Celebrating life, another journey of faith and hope, another journey of thanksgiving for all the graces from above. I am celebrating my two years as a cancer survivor today. And I thank everyone who remembered. I thank everyone who prayed with me and offered masses for my health.

Thank you Lord for the gift of family, thank you too for the gift of friends, but most of all thank you for the gift of life. It is another journey I know, a journey I am willing to embrace once more.

Friendship is a lovely thing.

Do you agree?  I met with Fr. Louie today and we had a few hours of catching up with news from Rome and our online apostolate at Facebook. It feels good to be able to unburden one’s heart and hurts a little.  It feels good to have a willing and understanding ear. And I feel blessed for the gift of friendship. We’re planning a get-together for our members at Apostles Filipino Catholic Community (AFCC). I am sure this would be an exciting event for all of us, finally meeting some of them in person. The community has become one big family. The camaraderie is there, the care and concern for each other’s welfare are obviously present and sincere. What more can you ask of online friends? And I would like to tell you  that online friendship is really possible  with  God at the center in our lives.

Lovely gifts, lovely remembrances.

These are those moments when I wish that I could upload  the pictures I took today and the last week or two. I don’t know why, but I am getting frustrated that this laptop won’t even read the contents of my cam. Anyway, I received a lovely book on St. Francis entitled The Journal and the Dream from Fr. Tacky, OFM from Rome, two rosaries from Celina and lovely key chains from Welma. Fr. Louie and I had this standing joke that I visit them one of these days in Rome and they will show me the Vatican. What a nice and lovely dream!   If God wills it, why not? Two  friends offered masses for my healing.  Thanks Joi and Dean. Lovely gifts, lovely surprises.

“If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is ‘thank you’, it will be enough.”

I love this quote from Meister Eckhart, so I say  “Thank You” from the bottom of my heart.


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