O beloved Mother, the time has come for your departure from our home, your home also for seven days of your stay with us. Our lips cannot express the joy overflowing in our hearts.
Inspired by your love, Mother, you desired to be with us even for only a while.
Thank You, Mother, thank you. Come back some other day. We will wait for you with profound ardor.
Upon your departure, take with you our love. Take with you our hearts. Never allow us to forget you nor to stray away from your care now and forever. Amen.
That was our prayer this evening as we bid goodbye to Mother Mary. And it's also symbolic since tonight, we are saying goodbye to Lifehomes as well. Yes, you read it right. We're leaving Quirino, our home for the past 25 years. I thought I was already prepared for this. But during the block rosary, I still wasn't able to control my emotions. I guess this is really true:
But no matter how painful and sad it is, I am still excited. :) I know that God has a great plan for our family and that our temporary home in Karangalan (I say temporary because I know God is still preparing the best home for us, a place where we will all spend the rest of our lives) will still be a place of worship, joy, love, and peace. :)
I am grateful for the 25 years of happy memories, great friendships, and worthwhile experiences.
I pray that the community will continue to flourish and the people will continue to grow in faith and unity.
I am joyful for the fact that God has given us shelter and that He never fails to provide for us.
I am blessed with a family so loving, so supportive and so nourishing and with friends who are simply the best. :)
Thank You, Lord! :) I love You too! ♥