09 October 2010

a story so sad

He was an OFW. He got sick while on duty. He communicated with his family by phone, email, chat. He was in touch and yet he was so far. He said he missed them all. That it was so difficult to be alone and to be in pain. With no one by his side. He just entrusted everything to God. Until he was fit enough to go home to the Philippines. He had no one to take care of him. His colleagues helped him to move from place of work to the airport. He requested people around to help lift his bags for checking. He was still in pain as he traveled. One could just imagine how difficult it was to travel sick, be in pain, and knowing that one's condition was not getting any better. What kept him going was the fact that he would be with his family soon, close to them to touch, to hug, to hear their voice, to talk to, face to face. Then he arrived in the Philippines. He aged too much due to his sickness. His wife, children and the rest of the family saw how much his condition had deteriorated. He went straight to the hospital. His favourite song was Hawak Kamay, which he kept singing even while lying on his hospital bed. His loved ones were by his side at all times, until the last breath.

A story so sad to tell, but true. It pains all to hear about it. One could just cry, and be silent for a while. To acknowledge the sovereignty of the Creator, the Author and Finisher of our lives. That in the years spent on earth, we hope that our only desire is to be able to live to fulfill His purposes for us - to love those whom He sends to us, our family, friends, neighbours, the community. And that no matter where we are in this earth, we continue to uphold the values that we have learned from our parents, our school, our church. And even from our society (if any ...).

That we might be for the praise of His glory ...

11 comments:

Diamond R said...

that was very sad story.

Carnation said...

diamond, thanks for visiting & reading my blog. i'll go visit yours now ...

Nortehanon said...

awwww...that is very, very sad...But these things oftentimes have a redeeming value. His Wisdom, though beyond our understanding, is often revealed to us in the right time.

Carnation said...

thanks nortehanon, we can only look up to Him who knows all things, & so we trust ...

Pong said...

awwwwwwwwwts
at least he was able fought a good fight and kept the faith.
indeed God's ways are unfathomable
and His glory will be lifted up in our lives even to the last breath that we have.

salamat po sa pagdaan sa blog ko
add ko po kayo sa link ko.

be blessed po!

siyetehan said...

hey, carnation. i love your post, though medyo malungkot ang kwento.

what's your religion, btw?

Carnation said...

salamat sa pagbasa, talagang malungkot. buhay nga naman. relihiyon? wala. ako ay isang makasalanang tao na iniligtas ng Panginoon dahil sa kanyang biyaya at pagmamahal.

siyetehan said...

born again christian ka din?

Carnation said...

siyetehan, opo...ikaw?

siyetehan said...

yes, i'm attending at Jesus Loves You City Church in Mandaluyong.

siyetehan said...

yes, i'm attending at Jesus Loves You City Church in Mandaluyong.

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