July 20, 2011

To Blessed to be Stressed!

I complained because I had no shoes, till I saw a man who had no feet.
I have a house, binabaha nga lang. I have a house, malayo nga lang. I have a house, pero di pa tapos. I know I should be counting my blessings instead of thinking of about how difficult it is to build a house. There are really times when it is indeed hard, but I know that if I pray hard enough and workhard enough, then it will be given to me. I WILL BUILD MY DREAM HOUSE! And if I am sometimes too stressed just thinking about it, I will count my blessings instead: every hollow blocks, every tile, every paint stroke was a blessing. And the flood was just a reminder that there might be difficulties, but I can still make my dream come true!
I am too blessed to be stressed!

July 1, 2011

Almost Flooded

My house is located at the boundary of the village and this is the view from my house the Sunday after Typhoon Falcon. The water from the flooded river reached the field up to half of the wall. My neighbors had to move their stuff from their house to another house with a second floor and then they went to the evacuation center before night fell. The following morning when they went home, they were very thankful to know that we were not flooded once more! But I don't think it was good news!

I felt that Typhoon Falcon was nowhere near Ondoy's intensity but why did the water level reached that high? During this time, our other house in Sta Mesa was also almost flooded and my husband and I were already worried. But can you imagine my worry if my kids and my mom were here and we cant get to them on time? And what if they had to evacuate without us? Id another Ondoy was to happen during daytime and we were already living here, we will probably not wait for the water to rise and just leave the place already? But what if we were at work? Or what if it happened at night? Oh my God, can you imagine the worry?

So at this time, plans to move next year are under serious consideration. And this post is to be continued.