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May 7, 2011 / thegirlwhotooktheleap

Count Your Blessings

I know I haven’t posted lately, and frankly, I’ve kind of been in a lull, and I call it an immigration lull. Why, you ask? Well simply because as you wait for this whole AOS process to end, you basically can’t do anything… Everyday I wake up, eat breakfast, go on Facebook and watch some TV, and then eat again and then the day ends.. LOL! If there’s one thing you need to know about me, its that I HATE doing nothing. I am usually a very busy person. I used to work, I was always studying, and I always had something to do.. but now, nothing.. It doesn’t help that Tim is always working and so I am always left alone at home. One thing I look forward to in the day is making him snacks to bring to work, because I know the sandwiches I make for him make him so happy. Sometimes he has to work at night too, so he sleeps during the day.. Sigh.. but despite all this, I cannot help but feel so BLESSED because I have a home, a family, a husband who loves me, and much more.

A lot of things have happened this week and it has been a pretty emotional week. It’s a lot to think about, and having all this free time has really helped me contemplate everything. First of all, Osama Bin Laden is dead, as you all know. The CIA and Navy Seals successfully accomplished a raid that lead to his death. Everyone has mixed reactions about this.

Is it right that they killed him without a trial?

Of course, he had a dead or alive warrant, and he is the most wanted man in the world because of 9/11.

Am I happy that he is dead?

Frankly, yes. I have closely followed 9/11 since it happened. Even if I wasn’t American, the whole world mourned that day, and thousands of innocent lives were lost, and there are still soldiers and military personnel who are risking their lives to this day.  His death does not make things better, it doesn’t change what happened, but at least there is one less evil person in the world.

I worry though about how his death will affect things now. Will they retaliate? Will they send my Timmy to the middle east? If yes, when? I think about these things a lot and it drives me crazy, but yesterday Tim and I went to mass, and the priest gave this great sermon about how there should be a balance with how we plan our lives. We can plan but we have to leave room for God to work his magic, and that the same time we can’t leave it all up to him. So I am trusting God and His plan for us. It’s time to let go and let God.

Also, there has been a lot of death lately.

Tim’s friend, Lt. Mark Williamson, passed away last May 5th. We went to church yesterday and offered a prayer for him. May he rest in peace, and I pray for the family he has left behind. He was a good man, and I had the good fortune of meeting him during Tim’s graduation and commissioning last year. We may never know his reasons for doing what he did, but I will continue to pray for his soul, and that he find peace in death.

(He took this photo of  Tim and I)

Also, I have heard about two separate cases of a filipina wife being murdered by their American husbands. Again, I cannot reiterate the fact that PLEASE GET TO KNOW YOUR FIANCE OR BOYFRIEND before taking the plunge. I know most people who file k1 meet their men online, and sometimes you cannot really see the big picture then. Take your time, and TAKE IT SLOW. Get to know the person, and do not be blinded by his promises or by the thought of moving to America. I was fortunate enough to have met Timmy in person, and we got to spend months together before we decided to file the K1, but most people don’t get this opportunity. Please be careful, and if you are being hurt or abused, DO NOT BE AFRAID TO SEEK FOR HELP. We need to stop this from happening again.

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That’s all for now. God bless you all, and have a great weekend!

Be grateful for each day because each day is a blessing, and do not take anything for granted..


PS. Thank you for letting me reach 10,000 views! That’s pretty cool 🙂

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