Thursday, March 10, 2011
A dreamer and a builder
I had only a few dreams when I was a young girl. I was 8 years old when I wanted to see snow. I was 14 years old when I wanted to see at least 5 continents of the world. I was 18 years old when I got a big crush on a Caucasian man, and I dreamed that when I grew up, I wanted to marry someone like him. He was an exchange student at the school where I went to college. I kept these dreams to myself. After all, a girl like me didn't have the right to share it with anyone. I was not a bright kid, and I didn't have money to take me to where I wanted to go. The only thing that I have got is the Lord, my best and closest friend, who knew the desire of my heart. I always had a very close relationship with HIM growing up. I absolutely fear HIM and love Him at the same time. I would rather seek peace with the Lord than suffer guilt and consequences. Probably a lot of people would call me a coward, but I did not care. My parents sent me to the University in Cebu, Philippines, where temptations are great. I could do anything foolish; after all I was away from home, but the Lord gave me wonderful and responsible friends. I was still surrounded with true Christian people, and my curfew was still 6 o' clock pm until I finished my degree. I was 31 years old when I finally got to see snow, and I love it and always will. After a month of our marriage, Hubby gave me the list of nations that we could go for mission trips. Some of them were London, South America, Guatemala, Asia, Africa and United States. Then and there I remember my ambitions when I was a girl, to visit 5 continents of the world. I realized then that dreaming is not a bad thing. One doesn't have to be bright or intelligent to fulfill one's dreams nor having money to fulfill them. Yes those things can be a big help, but one thing I am sure, serving GOD is the ultimate secret of making your dreams come to pass. Many people were in debt just to be able to come and see the snow, but I did not spend a penny for that. Then there are thousands of intelligent people who ended up wasting their life and live a life you can not believe. And yes, I married a Caucasian man and I have so much fun loving him. Life is beautiful!