It was such a looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong day.
My Saturday began at Commonwealth Elementary School for the last Cornerstone Session for this school year.
It was a happy and sad experience. Happy because for one school year, I was given the opportunity to live my childhood fantasy of being a teacher. Sad because we're leaving the students we've come to love. But I am hopeful that they would be able apply in their lives whatever lessons we have imparted to them. I may sound like a broken record but I'd still say that though "saying goodbye is never an easy thing," every ending definitely leads to a new beginning. As we bid farewell to Commonwealth, we say hello to another school in our home sector, East. :) I look forward to meeting new set of students who will test our patience, will make us laugh, cry, love, learn, and realize that truly, there is hope in the young ones - only if we help them unleash their full potential, develop your skills and talents, and form them to become responsible individuals.
As a remembrance, let me share with you this video I made for last year's Christmas party:
The rest of my Saturday was spent at the Metro Manila Leaders Assembly (MMLA) held at AFP Theater.
My boyfriend and mission partner, Lawrence, wrote a very comprehensive article on the event. :) You can read it at the SFC Global Website. :)
Finally, let me end with these beautiful and inspiring words from Fr. Arnold Magana, the priest who celebrated the mass at the MMLA:
God's love is so wide, so deep, and so high, that it can melt the hardest of hearts and transform a doubter into a faithful, a sinner into saint.
Leaving you with a link to one of the materials used during Fr. Arnold's homily, (The Hound of Heaven) and this song by Lincoln Brewster. :)