Countdown was in a parking space with a view of Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world.
He took a video of the fireworks display and I sat on top of his car taking a video of him. Haha.
2010 has been a very difficult year for me – a hasty departure, tough decisions, painful consequences, dreadful experiences and a grievous heartbreak. I felt like an Israelite wandering the desert, pondering when will it ever end and longing for just a glimpse of the Promise Land.
Today I look back and I realize that indeed, God allows every hurt and pain for a reason. There is always a bigger picture in seemingly unbearable circumstances. He cries when you cry, he holds the tears in his hands but he looks forward to the day too that he’d make you smile again.
2011 ushers me into a more hopeful beginning, to forget what is behind and strain to what is ahead.
This year I thank God for giving me an awesome gift, the start of a special friendship with a very admirable person.
It’s been a month and the red flags are down. No one has ever been this consistent to me.
More than all the surprises, more than all the stuffs you give, more than all the grand things you share, I am most grateful for the little things you do every single day…
For not letting a single night go without picking me up from work,
For setting the car air-conditioner so I won’t get cold,
For making sure no smoke can choke my asthmatic lungs,
For opening the car door, cans, bottles and boxes for me,
For checking up on my bruises,
For knowing when I’m hungry and depriving me of food
For talking to my stalkers and scaring them away,
For wanting to meet my family and friends,
And for all the little things that go unnoticed but makes my heart smile.
But most of all, I thank you for the way you take care of me like no one would and for making me feel safe and protected ALWAYS. (Translation: Sa wakas may taong mas malaki na ang braso kesa sa akin.)
Year 2011, bring me in… I’m ready for you!