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“Sapatos”   Leave a comment

This story was the life story of Migs, an OFW who faced the challenges and pain of life with faithfullness and still embraced the beauty of life. I hope this story will inspire most of us.

The truth will set you free… But first it will make you miserable.”I have lots of dreams and goals in my life. That’s why i decided to work abroad to reach my dreams. At the age of 22, i went out of the country to work.i have so many dreams..that’s why i took the risks and take the opportunity leaving our own country. I worked hard because all i want is to give my family a better life. Eventhough i felt like discriminated and harassed by my boss. I sacrificed myself just to send money to family back in the Philippines. As the years passed by i lived there on my own. A single man. Despite the sacrifices and trials i had working abroad, I always get what i wanted. I can buy my needs and wants because i was paid a good salary every month. I send money to my family not less that 30,000 pesos a month. I was expecting that all the fruits of my hardwork was saved on the bank, as what my sister told me. I trusted her a lot because she was my sister… my older sister. I gave her everything isang tawag lang sa akin i gave it without a doubt.. it was the year 1994 when my parents died…Kahit masakit i accepted it. Malayo na nga ako hindi ko pa makikita parents ko sa huling pagkakataon. Ang sakit sakit tanggapin.Hirap na hirap ang kalooban ko. All i did just to make up with my family is to send ng money for the burial ng parents ko and other expenses…. Last 2008 i came home. Wala akong dalang pera because i was being caught.TNT kasi ako.I have money then. P500,000.oo is not enough para pambayad sa embassy para mabawasa ang parusa ko at makauwi ako sa Pilipinas.I arrived at the airport na sarili ko lng ang dala ko…kahit na ang sapatos na suot ko hindi ko na napansin na butas na pala. It was in the afternoon when i arrived home.Nashock ang sister ko nang makita nya ako.She asked me kung bakit hindi ako nagpasabi na uuwi ako sabi nya sana nasundo pa nila ako ng family niya. Wala na ako sa sarili ng mga panahong iyon.Ang una ko lng naitanong sa kanya kamusta na ang business natin??saan na ang sasakyan na binili mo??sana kahit dun man lang na makita ko ay sumaya naman ako… Hinawakan ako sa kamay ng sister ko then she told me wala na lahat ng sinabi niya sa akin.She worked hard daw para lng maisalba ang business namin pero nabigo siya at ngayon wala na.Tinanong ko siya kung nasaan na ang sasakyan?? then she told me binenta na niya sa kadahilanang my utang pa na dapat bayaran sa sasakyan na hindi na nabayaran.I told her na every month i gave her money for the car . Akala ko bayad na yun at wala ng utang.Tinanong ko siya kung may pera pa ba naiwan sa bangko??Kahit yun na lang to start a new business.She gave the bank book and when i opened it zero balanced na.Hindi ko na alam ang gagawin nang marinig ko mga sinabi niya sa akin.Siya ang prioritized ko among my brothers and sisters kasi devoted siya sa religious group nila at siya ang pinakamatanda sa aming magkakapatid. Gusto ko siyang saktan to release what i feel.Pero hindi ko naman magawa.Sa ilang taong nagsakripisyo ako sa katatrabaho sa abroad…Lahat ng hirap at pawis na nilaan ko para sa aking pamilya, ito lang ang mangyayari. Every night before i sleep i cried. Hindi ko alam kung ano na mngyayari sa buhay ko at sa sakit ko…i dont know where to start….. And now, i’m already 47 years old, is there a job that can suit for my age??is there a company that will hire me??Marami ako mga tanong kung bakit nagawa ng sister ko ito sa akin….I’ve been a good brother to her.What i have done to be treated this way?? Shame for myself..Hindi ko magawang makalapit sa mga ibang kapatid ko.Alam kong galit sila sa akin kasi nang nasa abroad ako hindi ko man lang sila naisip na padalhan. Lahat dumadaan pa sa sister namin at nakakalungkot malaman na hindi naman pala binibigay sa kanila.They asked me for a help noon for the tuition of their children, pero hindi ko nabigyan.Nahihiya ako sa kanila…dahil wala na akong matakbuhan lumapit ako sa kanila at humingi ng tawad. Sinabi ko sa kanila lahat ng nangyari. Kahit sila hindi rin nila alam kung bakit yun nagawa ng sister namin sa akin.They i accepted me kahit wala na akong pera.Yung pagpapagamot ko sila pa ngayon ang nagbibigay sa i realizd ang mga pagkakamali kong nagawa..Siguro karma ito sa akin dahil noong mga panahong may pera ako pinabayaan ko sila.Kahit mahirap i’m doing my best to move on.I know God will always be there for me….watching and guiding me kahit ano pa ang nangyari sa buhay ko.At alam ko na may nilalaan pang iba ang Diyos para sa akin.Nagpapasalamat pa rin ako sa kanya dahil sa lahat nang nangyari sa buhay ko nabubuhay pa rin ako.Hindi ako nawawalan ng pag-asa.Dahil alam ko na buhay ang ating mayroon siyang nilaan na mas maganda para sa akin.Thanks…



                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Truly yours,


“The Shining Light of My Life”   Leave a comment

I have waited for so long
for a love that’s true and strong;
The love that i keep on dreaming,
The love that i’m longing and believing.

From a distance i’ve met a man
who’s heart is pure and with a loving hand.
He touches my heart with his most beautiful smiles,
even from afar i feel his caressing eyes.

Every minute he makes me laugh,
Every second he makes my world stop.
The words of his loving heart,
and the promises of everlasting love,
keeps my life worth living…

He is the tower of my strength,
the voice of my soul,
our mind and heart speaks in one,
our body and soul together as one.

He is the master of my life,
the king of my heart…
There’s nothing more that i could ask for,
Because he is the one i truly love,
the one who completes my life,
and the reason why i survive.

I will never exchange the moment
when i’ve met the man of my life,
He’ll always be in my heart,
and will always be on my mind.

Though distance seperates us with a thousand miles…
My heart and my mind will always be in his side.

Forever i will love him,
I’ll stand beside him as long as i can…
until the last drop of the rain stops on falling,
until destiny will come over us i’ll keep on holding,
I will love him till i take my last breath,
I will love him till i meet my final moment end.

by: Lhen

“Missing Pieces”   Leave a comment

       She is living in a pathetic way of life. It is covered by emptiness and at the same time, she is confused by the problems and difficulties that she’s encountering. She almost hate what kind of life she has… A life with no purpose…useless…meaningless… All she wants now is to be whole again. Throwing the doubts and confusions she’s stocked in her mind, but then picking up the missing pieces is really hard to find.

     She was lost… standing in the middle of nowhere… and didn’t know where to begin with… Emptiness within her is eating her whole life.

Accepting the reality of life is much harder. She lives in a house… but she never had a home. She’s been in search of many, but there were none to be found. Her heart is full of love and she wants to give that love, but nothing to share it with. She dreams a lot of things… but she woke up too soon.

Reality is too cruel to face. She’s in the darkness that cannot hide the pain inside. She cannot hide from reality… and this she knows too well.

Our life is like a roller coaster ride. We sometimes feel that we are so exhausted from thinking and feel so much pain in our hearts that’s so unbearable and we feel that we cannot hold it any longer…

“Come to me all who are weary and burdened, and i will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28)

Posted March 13, 2011 by ♥´¨`•.LHEN.•´¨`♥™ in Short Stories