Monday, October 22, 2012

Home... at Last!

 I wish it could be like this...

google image from Tangled
A friend frantically wrote me, "No news for many days, are you okay?" 

Oh if you could only see me! 

I am FEELING for the first time in many years...

music: Sleeping at Last by Turning Pages

It was an assignment I picked up since it started way back 2001.

Where have I been all these years?

Outside of myself! And now, I'm fully coming in.

I am inside my 'body' ~ my own skin marked with history...

MY story... 

I thought I could just fly to God leaving this body behind. Then he hushed me, "We communicate with Him not only with our heart (cuore) BUT also with our head (la testa) and feet (i piedi)... with our whole body (con tutto il nostro corpo)...


If that is so...

then what have I been doing sitting infront of my pc all day?

CAMMINIAMO... to taste!

October 2012: I ordered a gigantic pizza from Yellow Cab

October 2012: A friend brought us this special empanada originally from Ilocos...

...books to read!

Belle and I devouring old books from the shelf

September 2012 Bookfair at MOA

...languages to learn!

... everyday a NEW thing to paint!

Mother and Child Belle and I painted together

Glitter Ballerina I painted at my brother's house... it takes time but it's really therapeutic!

... celebrations!

October 2012: Procession, Our Lady of La Naval de Manila
21 October 2012, Pedro Calungsod's canonization along with six others at EWTN
1 October 2012 Julius Legaspi's exhibit
Linda Lee, not only angel visits but Mama Mary gets to stay with us til the first week of November. music with kids!

...illusions and dreams... overtaken by the books I read... and my VB...

...hopes... now outside the tower... beyond the walls... to be as light as a feather...

...and Him... He'll always be a part of me... no matter what I do... or think... or plan in my life...

... "you are going to reach dizzy heights," my friend continued...

google image from The Twilight Saga

a friend mirroring my soul...
there's a mirror PURER and MORE PERFECT than this...

''but please...
remain in the practical world.

what we see doesn't happen...

and that which we don't see...

Well, I want to know what I am living for...

WHO I'm living for...

~ let that song linger~

 I'll see Him face to face
 one day...



  1. Hi Dear One,
    Glad to know you're getting back to your life, living each moment completely.. :)
    And Wow! I see, there's a lot you do everyday. Full of creativity and fun. Those crafts, celebrations and yummy food! Hmm Great! :)

    And yeah, you are being yourself, living for yourself, living for the almighty :)
    Stay Smiling!

    1. What you wrote is so beautiful little one. I haven't been around much but I really thank you for coming here to greet me ;)

      Yes, the food looks and tasted good. I'm nourishing myself well :)

      What makes the activities truly enjoyable is the presence of the children ;) They make everything fun!

      To live for God ~ I love that :)

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    1. Shukran jeedan Izdiher and Eid Mubarak :)

  3. The photos of you doing and experiencing creative things were wonderful, and the food made me hungry!
    Yes, it seems like you are truly coming around, Melissa, and enjoying life as fully as possible. That's what the Lord wants us to do!
    Blessings, my friend!

    1. Thank you Martha :) You know, I just realized that in every season of our life, God brings a long a friend who'll accompany us faithfully back to Him :) I'm glad that you are here with me. Love you lots!

  4. Beautiful! I loved the pics. I have no doubt you will see Him face to face one day and He will say, well done faithful servant. You have such a beautiful heart sis and I love that you are seizing the opportunity to enjoy and experience all He has to offer to His glory.
    Wonderful post.

  5. Oh sis :) I just saw that you posted something new on your blog. That's such a welcoming sight. I do miss you a lot but I'm also enjoying what I'm doing right now.

    Lots of love to you always!

  6. Beautiful pictures and such an upbeat post. I'm so happy for you, dearest Melissa. You are living life to the full and using all your gifts - so inspiring. ♥♥♥

    1. Thank you BS. Sometimes it seems like living is the most difficult thing to do... but it isn't. I'm just simplifying my life I guess...

      Lots of love to you :*

  7. I loved the picture of the procession and all the lights, mesmerizing. When I visit here I feel as if I am riding on a magic carpet traveling the world and teasing my senses.

    1. Thank you so much Brenda. I love that you mentioned the senses. You really got it!

      Lots of love!

  8. Lovely post melissa.

    Lots of Love from Mumbai.