Saturday, October 27, 2012

Life is too short...

The last two months were the saddest and most difficult time for our family. 

My father was in critical condition the last time I made a blog post.  We said we were ready to lose the head of our family who has been ill and in and out of the hospital for two years because of Heart Disease and Kidney Failure, both of which are Diabetes Mellitus complications.  Yet, his demise broke our hearts, most especially my mother's.

The following days have been so heavy.  We were still mourning on my father's death when our nanny who took care of my family (my daughter in particular) for six and a half years got ill and was diagnosed with Pulmonary Tuberculosis.  We had no choice but to give in to her request to send her home despite the treatment and support we offerred.  Since her disease was communicable and we were exposed, all our household members had to undergo extensive medical examination to check if we were infected. 

I was scared... 

I prayed a lot and God answered my plea because the results of the tests were all negative.

However, while we were celebrating about the good news, we received a call that our dearest nanny has given up her life to our Creator.  How could that be?  Her illness was treatable and she was quite healthy and strong when she left.  We sent financial support but it seemed that she was not properly taken care of by her own family.  Poor nanny... 

Were there any shortcomings?  Who do I blame?


Despite the sadness, the prayers and support we received from the people around us helped ease the pain.  And I feel so blessed to be surrounded by great people, whether friends or not.  If you're one of them, many many thanks for being with us during our time of bereavement.

Life is too short indeed.  So I must spend it on the things and thoughts that will make me happy.  Now at this point, I can say I'm ready to touch my scrapbook stuff again --- my most favorite things that I've taken for granted for such a long time.  Maybe doing art will lessen the emptiness that I feel.  Bright colors will again fly around me.

Thanks for reading!  May God bless you all...

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