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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Welcomes And Farewells

As Valentine's Day is nearing, a lot of Whitney Houston's fans would surely miss her, since most of her songs will be widely heard in the radio stations and karaoke bars especially during these moments.  She was found lifeless in her Beverly Hilton hotel room yesterday afternoon.  Allegedly, she was found with her face underwater in the bathtub and was pulled out by a bodyguard for CPR.  As of the moment, police said that there was no obvious sign of criminal intent.  More details and background about it, doesn't really matter anymore for me.  Just want to cherish the songs... the craft she left for music... and the countless lives she touched with it.  What's done is done and life goes on.

So moving forward with life's experiences, my family was in the beach with friends yesterday, celebrating the high school reunion of my wife.  She was so excited to see her former classmates, which she had kept on reminding me the whole week (LOL).  And as expected, there were warm greetings followed by a long conversation about the things that happened during those times that they were apart.  Good thing, one of my wife's classmates brought along her PMAer husband.  More, he belonged to the class of 2001 and an original 2000, which means I was still a cadet when he entered PMA, so there's a lot of memoirs we can relate to and to talk about.  Got a lot of info, about the things that happened after I left.  Both improvements and endorsements.  Nice one... he he. 

We loved to stay, but my wife was on the night shift that day.  And we were even supposed to go to my brother's birthday celebration, but due to the time constraint and weather condition, we decided to go home instead.  We just asked his wife to send him our warm greetings and hopes of well-being, since being a mariner, he was in the open seas at that moment.

Today, we just came from the first birthday celebration of my niece.  How time flies by so quickly?  It's already been a year since I'd posted about welcoming her to our family.  It's a  much blessed celebration,  since 2 others are also celebrating their birthdays with her, my auntie and a guest.  Everyone was just so happy, seeing how our kids had grown.  Participating in the games, interacting with one another and enjoying themselves.  What's more, we will be welcoming soon 2 new additional members a few months from now.  A great blessing indeed in which a lot to thank Him about.

Life's just like that.  Some comes and some goes.  There are times we smile and times we weep.  It keeps everything in balance, something we all need to accept no matter who we are.  Just think, it's a mystery how in the millions of sperms, we're the ones who survived... and so as every single moment that happened and are happening to us... as it will be a mystery, as to when and how He will be taking back our lives.  One way or another, I believe, it's part of His greater plan... for He alone knows what's really the best for us... thus, Thy will be done.  Yahweh bless.

17 comments:

  1. I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

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  2. yes, Only God knows what will happen, everything is in His hands.. so all we have to do is make sure we enjoy life to the fullest and share love love love to everyone.. ;)

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  3. I believe if we are living according to His will then His will is being done. Sometimes, I fall short of living as He has planned for me. Nice post. Jenn.

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    1. indeed, and even if we fall short sometimes (or most of the time)... He understands... thanks, jenn. Yahweh bless.

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  4. So very true that you get the good with the bad, often all in one day. Life keeps rolling along. Great post Ralph Kathy

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  5. The title of this post is very fitting. Really, our lives are just full of welcomes and farewells, hellos and goodbyes. And each one of these chapters are all of His will. Btw, belated happy birthday to your niece and aunt.. :)

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  6. nah. now it gets me thinking as to why famous celebrities aside from their popularity and success still suffer with emotional stuffs, and problems. well, its still a good thing to be just an ordinary person. belated happy valentines day

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  7. ... that's why we must seize the day! carpe diem!:) great post!

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  8. i guess as long as we keep looking at the bright side at the end of the day, we will feel grateful no matter what. great post! ^_^

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  9. High reunions sound fun. I've never been to one. RIP, Whitney :(

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  10. I absolutely love this article Kuya Ralph. Put your trust to the Lord and keep your faith.

    Everything is gonna be al right. That's Bob Marley talking. Lol

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  11. Welcome to the world of knowing and farewell or goodbye to our dear ones when time comes. Yes, when the appropriate time comes, we go back to where once we belong. We leave our most adored ones from where they are.

    Our life here is a time for probation of how we do well in doing our respective role given to us by the most High. And once we diligently fulfill them we are awarded according to our deeds and works.

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  12. We should realize to take good care of the things or person that we welcome in our lives because everything happens in God's time and since we doesn't know when it finally is, we should always be prepared.

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  13. Yeah...goodbyes are inevitable. In life , we all have to say our shares of welcomes and goodbyes. It's just that sometimes, some goodbyes meant to be forever.

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  14. Jealous! I have not seen most of my high school friends since graduation :(

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  15. Life is always about moments and memories ... we need to treasure each one. Always.

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