It's Always Darkest Before Dawn

"Even the darkest night will end, and the (Son) will rise." 

I tag 2015 to the first half of 2016 as the "dark ages" of my life. There were good chapters of course, and I've had series of the best ones, with victories and milestones I could giddily count on-stage, but the backstage I call 'home' was a whirlwind of rock-bottom moments, anger, fear and helplessness. Things got worse in almost every aspect, and since my tito passed away, things got worst. 

No matter how I tried magnifying the love in my heart, my dreams, my good intentions, my plans, my enthusiasm and deepest desires - the emotional turmoil, the heart strain, and the build-up of the weight on my shoulders became so crippling that I grew so desperate to throw in the towel. Hence, my prayer turned from "Lord, why... how do I do this, how do I make it through?" into "GOD, I finally surrender. I believe you have a plan. . . but for now, I'm casting everything to you. I surrender." 
My heart-felt and complete surrender was probably what God needed to start revealing His plans for my life. Perhaps, when we tell Him we are tired and we surrender, He then carries us - hence, we see only One set of footprints on the sand. 
Little did I know that meeting under the stars at a Cafe called "MARY GRACE", I would revisit a four-year-due opportunity. It's no accident too, that it is strikingly my mother's name. From that moment I knew that the perfect time has come. . . 

I said yes, remembering that "FAITH IS THE ESSENCE OF THINGS HOPED FOR AND THE EVIDENCE OF THINGS UNSEEN". After all, Desperate times need BOLD, AND BRAVE MEASURES. Not desperate measures. 

And again, and again, and again, I live by this : "Everything is made beautiful in His time". God is never too late, or too early.

It's been a week since. . . and today, I declare I will conquer this week and the weeks to come! 
It's only the beginning. . . 
Pray for me, will you please? :) My sincerest thanks. 

"...there may be pain in the night, but joy comes in the morning." - Psalm 30:5 

My dawn has come. My time has come. 
#paraSaPamilya #paraSaPangarap 

From Golden Sunshine to Blue Galaxies . . . 
One day at a time, one step at a time.