Looking Back on Tragedy and Blessings
It’s been a year now since I survived from a bus accident. Truly, God has reasons for letting me live. He gave me so much blessings that I couldn’t ask for more. I am forever thankful to Him, to my family and true friends who continue to love and support me.
I learned a lot from that experience. Living with and cherish people you love as if it’s the last time you would be with them. You will never know the future or what will happen to you.
Sariwa pa rin sa aking gunita ang mga eksena ng aksidente. Nararamdaman ko pa rin ang kaba na idinulot ng trahedya. Kung paano ko pinilit na huwag himatayin ng sandaling iyon para matiyak ang aking kaligtasan at manatiling buhay. Marahil ay naging malala ang inabot ko o kaya’y natuluyan mamatay kung nawalan ako ng ulirat.
I keep wondering what would happen to my family, especially to my young daughter, Denise, if I died on that accident.
But God didn’t allow that to happen.
I was disabled for months. Can’t get out of my bed without assistance. I urinate or move my bowels with the help of someone. And that someone who washed me after such “call of nature” is none other than my beloved husband, Dennis.
Of course, there were setbacks because of that tragedy. I can’t work, so I got no salary. It’s a good thing I have other “writing jobs” that augment our expenses. My provisional status was extended for three more months before I obtain my regularization at work.
Notwithstanding, I still considered myself blessed.
I am blessed with a understanding husband.
I am blessed with supporting parents and siblings.
I am blessed with a loving daughter.
I am blessed with true friends.
I am blessed with considerate superiors at work.
More blessings poured at me after that accident. While recovering, I got pregnant and recently gave birth to a healthy baby boy.
“How great is your goodness, which you have stored up for those who fear you, which you bestow in the sight of men on those who take refuge in you.”
“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.”