While waiting for our Tagbilaran-Cebu ferry last Monday, Patrick and I were treated to free entertainment from 3 blind musicians. It's a very common thing to see in most airports, ferries, and other tourist destinations in the Philippines so I didn't really make a big fuss over it. I dropped my donation and returned to my seat just like any local tourist. Then a familiar song came bursting out of their speaker box. The chords reminded me of my grade school days when we sang this church song so mechanically---memorizing each word and singing it like zombies. I even mouthed it along with them and sang it with feelings to Patrick who just laughed at me because as kids we used to sing this ALL THE TIME in school :)
After a few stanzas, I wasn't laughing anymore and I found myself half-tearing. The words came alive and somehow pulled all my emotional strings. Bakit ako naiiyak!?!?! What is happening here?!?! I tried recording the song with my phone but their music was drowned out by all the noise of passengers coming in and out of the boarding area. Amidst all that chaos, I felt God was sending me a very personal message through those 3 blind men and I was just stunned at how God works even in the most awkward situations---sa gitna pa ng pier sa Tagbilaran! Even the Korean couple with matching clothes in the row before us couldn't distract me--and I always get distracted by funny fashion! HAHAHA!
So here's the song that spoke to me :) Napaka-simple lang ng lyrics pero tagos sa puso, hindi ba?
GOD WILL MAKE A WAY, WHEN THERE SEEMS TO BE NO WAY.
HE WORKS IN WAYS WE CANNOT SEE,
HE WILL MAKE A WAY FOR ME.
HE WILL BE MY GUIDE,
HOLD ME CLOSELY TO HIS SIDE.
WITH LOVE AND STRENGTH
FOR EACH NEW DAY, HE WILL MAKE A WAY.
Patrick and I have been faced with a true test of our faith these past few weeks and that's why this Bohol-Cebu honeymoon extension was really a welcome vacation just so we could rest our weary bodies and minds---a time to disconnect ourselves even just for a few days. God truly is the KING of Good Timing!!!
I've been diagnosed with a special condition which will require some extra TLC from our doctors. I don't want to alarm you, I am FINE and I will be FINE!:) Please do not set up a charity fund on my behalf and do not make an AVP about your favorite "Patty memories" with "Gone Too Soon" or "One Sweet Day" blasting in the background. WAAAAGGGGG naman please!!!! I assure you, it's not as bad as you think. Although I understand that it is a bit serious, it's something that I trust is manageable and that the doctors are fully capable of addressing. At this point things are still unclear so I'm trying my best to manage my expectations and making an extra effort to continue living a normal and happy life :) :) Life goes on!
In time I will muster the strength to write about it---as I know God is using this moment in our lives (no matter how crappy it seems! crap and a half talaga!!!) to show His infinite wisdom and power :) We've been married for ONLY two months and we're already facing a "for better or for worse, in sickness and in health" situation. I've been feeling Patrick's unwavering love for me even more so now---I feel like our marriage will be strengthened even further because of this situation. I don't know what will happen in a few days, weeks, or months---but one thing is for sure--I know that it's all part of God's plan for me and Patrick :) Before I could even think of complaining, I am reminded of how faithful God has been to us and I'm claiming his continued faithfulness to us--and like my friend Lea told me "Chicken lang yan kay God" at tama siya! Life is beautiful and so am I! nyekkkk!:) Pagbigyan niyo na ako!!!:)