Writing has always saved me. Words have been my lifeline for as far back as I can remember. They have pulled me out of the deepest pit, they have been the light that pierce through the darkest of nights. After my father was buried on an April day in 1981, I couldn’t cry for a … Continue reading Words Heal
I think it helps a lot if we consider everyone to be on loan to us. Child, spouse, partner, parent, lover, friend, colleague. When we think of relationships in this way, we will learn to value people more knowing that tomorrow the person may be gone, or that the relationship may be over. Lahat ay … Continue reading 50. Everything is on loan
I think forgiveness is a very brave thing to do. More often than not, we really can't do it on our own, and this is when the grace of God steps in. I always used to tell my children when they were younger, "Hate is a very strong and powerful word. Do not use it." … Continue reading When Love Doesn’t Win
Dear General Bato, What is happening to our country? Last Monday evening, 24 year old Em-J Pavia who was a model student, son, friend, and teacher was mercilessly gunned down a mere five minutes away from his home. Yesterday, it was 27 year old Lauren Rosales, soft-spoken, caring, loved by everyone she worked with. She … Continue reading An Open Letter to General Bato
The smell of a newborn, so intoxicating for a mother. There is nothing else like it in the whole wide world. Every baby is a new experience, and every kiss feels like the first time.