How long has it been? Not really sure, but this has been the year that I’ve been waiting for.
Started off with the LSS weekend, where I began to open up my heart to my religion. To my God. My savior, Jesus Christ.
The weekend of 11-09-11. Meeting new people, friends, and the miracle of gathering the most random people, to cooperate, become close, and feel like a family thru the embrace of God’s Love.
From here, the gifts began pouring in. Tongues. Healing. Burden. Each one was given to me and more are appearing in my life. To realize what I got before I lost them in the temptations of life…
I have a wonderful, loving, family that supported me ever since I was young. Made sacrifices for a child who they’ve raised so well, and loved. I love my family, my parents and my sister. Ever since I was young, I promised that once I start working, I will make my family proud and happy. Even though it’s only a part time job, I am glad I am capable of fulfilling a part of the promise I made to them.
I have the girlfriend that I’ve been longing for, her name is Aleiza. Our relationship is God centered, lifting our problems to the Lord, praying together every night and just patiently waiting for our prayers to be answered. It is true, that God has something or someone better planned. Surrender your problems to the Lord and He will surprise you with blessings..
My friends, they’ve been there for me thru thick and thin. You don’t have to constantly talk to them for them to be a true friend. They’ll be there for you no matter what, take care of you when they are responsible in getting you drunk, and they will have your back if you ever get into fights.
A decent part time job as I’m still studying and finishing an accounting degree. Got accepted to Rutgers Newark’s Business School Accounting Program and now applying for Baruch and I hope that I’ll also get accepted.
Come on, I got everything that makes me happy. Who provided it for me? The Lord. This is why I pray and I surrender myself to Him. My grandma asked me, why I’ve changed and became more religious. Well, my prayers was answered. Each and every one of them.
My faith is strong and it is showing results.
It’s been months. Been praying for 2 years then a prayer was answered. Then did step one to get to where I am today. Said goodbye to the people who held me back. Prayed some more and became closer to God. 3 Days ago, prayers were showing results. Today, the final piece arrived and this is the reason why I have so much faith in Him. Nothing is impossible as long as you lift up your problems to Him.
Goodbye to yesterday, because I wont be living today the way I’ve been living. It’s time to take a different approach since opportunities are now offering themselves. Friends moving to Cali, to Chicago, and Philippines. This is when I see that each of us has our own path to where we want to go to. Today, I began planning the next step. Busy for the next few days, no time anymore, giving time to finishing more objectives and spending time with people I love. No partying scheduled, just goal after goal, I have to keep more of my promises when the adrenaline is high.
Florida over the summer, then coming back to what I have to do. Then continue to save and interviews for more possible internships. Then December, end of the year, spending time with my girlfriend. Maybe, hopefully, it will be the first time I’ll be able to spend New Years Eve with a girlfriend to watch the fireworks and spend time with her. She has been an inspiration to me.
I dedicate my life to God and to the people who has kept me safe and kept me up on my feet. “No Man Is an Island” and I couldn’t have gotten this far without the family and friends God provided me.
Let’s get it started
Finally, the time has come. What I’ve longed for, what I’ve patiently waited for, it’s finally here! The call I got on Friday, the letter I received on Saturday, tomorrow I can finally begin everything that I’ve planned. Grandma, is being generous, options are opening themselves to me, and I can see the light in the end of the tunnel.
“Sometimes, you have to keep moving on and leave behind the people who doesn’t understand your situation and the responsibility you are carrying.” At first, I honestly didn’t believe it, thinking maybe if I explained it thoroughly people will understand. They will comprehend the reasons behind my actions, so that I wouldn’t have to let them go and they could continue being around me. Sadly, it didn’t end up that well. Let them go, they have their own lives, their own vision, and responsibilities that doesn’t coincide with mines.
Working everyday, 5 times a week, saving up and not going out. Resisted the temptations, be strong, sometimes you are just being tested if you are ready to be given more gifts that requires dedication. I’m ready for more responsibilities, dedicated, motivated, and inspired.
Not bragging, just realizing my life is about to completely change for the better
Because by having faith in Him. Believing in Him. He will answer prayers and lead you to where He wants you to be. At first, you might not approve on how He puts you there, but once you get there, you will thank Him because He led you thru experiences that will help you and will you to a better person.
I never really thought about it, till the moment I told you that I truly care about you. I began to wonder on what makes this so different, why does it feel different, why is it that I’m more happier now and more secure? I guess, after the ordeals I went thru, I can finally say you are a blessing and our encounter was a miracle. The moment we started talking 6 years ago, I knew the type of girl I want, but because of that distance we have, I tried looking for it in others.
Stooped down levels, just because something was missing. As a result, it didn’t go so well. Finally, after temptations, passing each one on my previous summer, I have finally put a strictness on my standards. To meet it, or not even be considered. Yeah, met girls thru work, club, friends tried to tempt me the entire “She’s here right now in this state with you, that’s what you need.” No, I need someone who will meet my standards, someone who I want to earn and appreciate the kind acts I do for them. To be comfortable with, to communicate and compromise with. Someone who isn’t dirty, dancing wise, as well as mouth wise. Someone who is patient, who herself has a standard and wont just settle for anyone. I am not desperate to have a girlfriend, I know what i want.
It was exactly after I made that decision for myself, that we began talking. Not the little talks, but the evening talks when You got in trouble because your mom was surprised on why your minutes spiked up. Then you and I found a way to talk, without your minutes adding. But, I’m still glad to know your parents are okay with us using your txt and minutes. To have both of us be honest with our family and nothing holding us back because our family trusts us. To have that close relationship with God, that we both understand why we do what we do for the One who brought us together.
The time this all happened, wasn’t just a coincidence, but a miracle. I was led thru all the pain to learn and to be tested to be proven. To be closer to God. You wanted to be loyal, single, till God leads you to the right person. It was when both these conditions were met, that He finally brought us together. To share more than just laughs, but moments of sadness as well. He is the reason we are now together and He will be the reason, we’ll be capable of going thru obstacles.
Hmm, another memorable year? Make up from last year which was the worst birthday I have ever had.
This year, now that I have settled and finally fixed myself and my life, it is another wonderful day. Walking with God, really helped a lot. Walking by Him, with Him, my life is being blessed and the people that has been appearing in my life has been just wonderful. Good people surround me, family, friends, and a wonderful girl.
God, lift up your problems to Him and He will lead you on the right path. The path He wants you in. You may experience hardships, pain, struggles, but know He wouldn’t put you on that path if He knows you can’t handle it. He will get you stronger and after you go thru that storm, there will be a bright future waiting for you. Another blessed, healthy, and safe birthday for me and my family
However, Boston, there was some sad news regarding where we were last weekend. Pray for Boston.
There are times when I think it’s better to close myself off from people. I sometimes wonder if everything I heard was true. Friends will be there for you all the time, but will they be there for you when you truly need them. Need them in situations that actually could have a big impact in your life.
Work hard and aim high. Always remember that what’s worth it or who is worth your time, will take up a majority of your time and effort. The moments I remember are “You’re cute, I like you too” easy people, caused the most heart breaks and trouble. However, for once I have finally learned from every mistake. Temptations did come my way, certain girls, characters that had that “easy” concept. Got looks, but avoided them. Somehow, I start to fall for this one special friend who first said that I am “just a friend.” I’ve encountered this phrase before just because I was too kind, too nice, and just didn’t know how to be smooth. Also because, since day 1 I treated them as a friend and was slow in asking them but You, the moment you said I was just a friend I had to make a decision. To turn away or to make an effort. Turning away, would probably have me in the same situation that I have always went thru so this time, I made an effort.
6 months later, this girl who told me I am just a friend, appreciated my effort, and returned the same feelings I have for her. She’s now my love and I am her man. The one who I want to be with. She has the personality that I’ve wanted, the family background I’ve wanted, a good career choice, and respects my family and my choices. My standards were way too high, but it was all worth it since this unique person showed up in my life. I guess there was a reason we stayed friends and stayed connected for 6 years. To lead us to today. Her name is Aleiza, she is someone special to me, patience and time is all we need and praying and having God in the center of our lives will make miracles happen.