“Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”

Deuteronomy 31:6

It’s been almost 3 years since my last blog. It was about my last days in the sandbox and how I felt about moving forward to the next chapter of life.

Looking back, it was not so bad at all. What I remember most now is the last three years in Bahrain which are the happiest I’ve been in my entire life. Why? Because it was the longest we spent as a family- TOGETHER.

Ours is the new normal OFW family; one going away for work, others stay behind and leaves when ready, so that the first one who left can finally come home, and so on. It’s a crazy cycle for us who are caught up between the Boomers and the Millenials. We are continually wondering whether what we’re doing is right for the family, or right only for the generation we were born to. It was a constant wonder whether right is actually wrong already.

I’ve got a lot stored in my memory bank waiting to be translated into words; also plenty of time in my hands now that we’re on Corona-induced lock down. For now this is just an announcement that my heart still beats, grateful and hopeful to see yet another day free of infectious diseases that kill not just the body- and also the soul.

Today we celebrate the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord. May we not be afraid as the angel Gabriel said unto Mary, for the Lord has come in our midst and His kingdom will have no end.”

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