Thursday, November 19, 2009

Abbie's Cry


We hit the Bukidnon Road this week and heated Abbie's wheels (mom's birthday car--a white Toyota Avanza ), her first long trip loaded us:

Some deets:
Dvo-CDO (6hrs): We spoke at the Summit that Ptr Nove setup for his network, Monday night-Tue morning; CDO-Malaybalay (2hrs), another speaking engagement with the Four Square Leaders (one of the features I love about the G12 Vision, it unites the Body of Christ! *wink*), their 50th Year, Tue night-Wed afternoon; Malaybalay-Valencia City (45min)---@LPZ, Cell Leaders' Summit. Thu AM: headed home. wheeeew!
*Bukidnon so cold, food so healthy! Wee! Val-Dvo (4hrs)---BCC finally!

It was quite a trip. Papaps, on the wheels the whole time. Mamams, beaning (to keep our driver and boss--haha--awake). I managed to let the hours pass with a lot of singing-along and talking to God (sweetest part!)--not much sleep this time. I was visited with a lot of thoughts--God's faithfulness to our family, the ministry, my parents, me, the relatives, news, years ahead, friends... oh how they come in beautiful random causing me to well up--unusually. I grabbed my Supergirl shirt and covered my face--kunwari, tulog! I couldn't stop. Things are weighty and altogether light. Even in the silence of my guests, sweet tears graced my weariness and my Joy, my questions and my Answer, my confusion and my Assurance, my fears and my Faith, my hopes and my Love---unifying them at one time.


I was told women cry for many reasons, and for no reason at all. When does one become a woman? Is it at twenty-seven, or when she learns to cry?

Cry and let-dry. Oh, Abbie.

Okay, mejo hanging na blog---ganyan siguro kapag pagod. na-strengthen naman, after posting! weee! Alabyu! ooops, tool ka lang noh! THANK YOU LORD, for in the play of emotions, I FIND YOU. =)

Monday, May 25, 2009

Beauty And The Barbarian

From Anne, To Anne. Haha, at talaga namang nagkaintindihan tau noh?! Ingat ka jan, kasi dala mo phone mo. tsk.

Once upon a time, a young princess wandered through the woods. A nasty and barbarous man spotted the lovely princess and approached her. He offered her the “pleasure” of becoming his bride and living with him in the shack he called home.

After a quick look at this barbarian and his residence, the princess flatly refused. She told him she would never marry a man who couldn’t respect himself or his home. She wanted someone honorable like her father, the king. Then off she went to the beautiful castle.

The barbarian was crushed.
In the following days, he couldn’t get the pure and noble princess out of his mind. Finally he vowed to win her, no matter what. He decided the only way to do this was to become a noble man himself.

He observed the king from afar, watching his actions and listening to his speech. He noticed and admired the king’s integrity and dignity. The king’s character captivated the barbarian. He wanted to be just like him. He still longed to marry the princess, but now his desire to become as noble as the king exceeded even his love for the princess.

Slowly but surely, as the barbarian modeled his behavior after the king, his appearance and manner were refined. He also worked long and hard to transform his home into a beautiful estate surrounded by well-tendered gardens.

Finally he felt ready to approach the princess once more. This time the princess was so impressed that she promised to consider his request to become his bride. Eventually the two were wed, and (you guessed it) they lived happily ever after.

author: unknown


Monday, January 5, 2009

come to davao!

my cousin, Christine Hope, had been here since
new year's eve.
we have been inviting her since
"i could not remember."
my uncle doesn't let her travel without
somebody from their fam accompany her.
but finally her dad succumbed
and she's here!
(she's graduated college, anyway!) ;)
i wasn't able to go with them (w/ lalai & mamams)
at crocodile park last saturday night
(praise & worship prax nagpower-off the whole AM nung Sunday! haha...)
Lalai & Migz drove her to people's park
then to our cousins' house
last sunday night
(again, di ako nakasama...
i was unwell,
yet felt well when the eagurlz nestled with me!
mbuti nlng anjan kau girls...)so yesterday, it was my treat...
Sinabi rin kasi ni Papaps na nakakagaling
ng sipon at ubo ang dagat...
so ayon, we packed our stuff
to Blujaz Resort at the
Island Garden City of Samal (IGaCoS)...
We brought AJ along...
ala din naman siyang gawin eh...

Hope texted her f&f to make them jelly...

it was also my first time at the newly constructed resort.
it was serene...
it melted the christmas* buzz in me
and it buffeted summer immediately.

the girls freshened at the pool
while clad with (nooo... not the strings!)
their child-like hearts.

we dipped in the cool, waveless ocean
and unraveled our hearts out.
(lam nu na un... hot seat! haha)

the water, the sky, the sand...
and xempre... the gurlz...
all composed...
oh so ideal!
sabi pa nga ni Hope,
"Ate, this is such a perfect holiday!"
i thought so, too.
i love davao.
i love beach again.