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Sunday School :)

*We have internet at home! Finally! :) And because I'm still high from the laughter-filled household, I decided to just blog. :) 

The title is such because I felt that I've taken some crash course on life and love last Sunday. :) 

Let me begin by sharing that I was on "plain housewife" mode this weekend. After the stress-relieving family bonding in Batangas, I was left alone at home because my parents were busy with church events while my brother had to catch up with friends and work. And so I did all the household chores I don't usually do due to my busy schedule (yes, feeling celebrity :D). I washed some clothes, cleaned the bathroom, cooked, fed the dog, washed the dishes, cleaned my room, watched Eat Bulaga, and so on. :) 

On Sunday morning, I woke up a bit late, and after having my self-prepared breakfast, I turned on the computer and got to watch this incredibly cute proposal video: 


By the way, as I was looking for the video above, I chanced upon the following proposal videos too (and they're both lovely and tearjerkers :D): 

Will you dance with me forever? ♥


Fast forward to the afternoon (at baka kung saan pa mapunta ang post na ito. :D), my brother got home earlier than expected and so I decided to accept the invitation sent that morning. Day-off mode. :)

While waiting for him, I grabbed my pen and notebook and started to write: 

4:17PM
7-Eleven

I'm here to wait for him. He's going to deliver a talk in Mandaluyong and as a show of love and support, I decided to accompany him. As I wait, I went over messages in my phone and I thought of blogging about them. And then I heard this song: 



It's just quite a coincidence that this morning I watched the cutest proposal ever (see above), and now this song. :) I believe that everything happens for a reason and I guess God wanted me to think about these things and assess myself. It's also fitting that I found this message in my drafts folder: Marriage is not just a contract. It is sacred. It is eternal

And then I sensed God speaking and telling me this: 

"My darling princess Aiza, 

I know that just like My other princesses, you also dream of getting married, start building a family, and spend the rest of your life with the person I prepared for you. Don't worry, My child. Do not be in a hurry. Trust that in the perfect time, your dreams will become a reality. Wait on Me and believe that I have nothing but the best plan for you. I want you to experience the fullness of life in Me. Delight in Me, My princess, and I will give you the desires of your heart... in My time. Know that I love you so much and I will do everything to make you happy. Remain in Me, My beloved daughter." 

I just smiled and said,"Thank You, dear Father. You know me so well. I believe in Your word, I trust in Your promise. And I love You too. :)"

I'm still waiting... 

Until he came and we finally hurried to the CLP venue. When we got there, I told him I would be his prayer warrior and so I headed to the adoration chapel. But before that, I had a lengthy "functional" conversation with the MM head. And it dawned on me that sembreak's really over and it's time to face "hell week" again. Thus, the more that I need to bask in God's presence, and take every opportunity to experience silence.

When I entered the adoration chapel, the first thing I saw was a frame on which these were written:

Let your heart be a sanctuary of silence, filled with the fragrance of prayer where nothing is heard but the soul praising God and God replying to the soul. (From the book, "Waters of Siloe")

During my special moment with God, I came up with this prayer:

Prayer for Patience

Ever-loving and patient God, You have taught us that love is the greatest thing and You have commanded us to love You above all and to love our neighbor as ourselves. You have also shown us the characteristics of genuine love, the first of which is patience. Eternal Father, I pray that You help me become a truly loving person by first of all, helping me become a more patient one. May I ever be aware of my own weaknesses and failures that I may be patient and forgiving with the mistakes and shortcomings of others. May I understand and always be reminded that every person is unique, thus, I can never and should never compare. May I also realize that I can't have everything at once and that life isn't always a "yes" so that I can be patient with myself when I feel that it's taking me forever to reach my dreams, accomplish my tasks, or live the life that I so long wanted. May I always acknowledge Your presence and Your greatness that I may be patient with You especially during times when I feel that You're not listening to my prayers or not giving me answers that I want. May I fully surrender everything there is in my life and allow You to be in control in all aspects. May I joyfully and actively wait for the right person, the right time, the right place, the right opportunity in full confidence that they will come in Your perfect time. May I learn to trust You and believe that You just want nothing but the best for me. Lord, help me to be patient with myself, with the people around me, and most importantly with You. For only then can I truly be loving, only then can I truly say I have obeyed Your commandment, only then can I truly become a witness, only then can I truly proclaim Your greatness. 
Thank You for being patient with me, Lord. Thank You for loving me completely, eternally.
I love You too, and I want to love You right. 

I ended up silently singing "Change My Heart, O God" and "Your Heart Today." 

*to be continued*

It's been how many days since I posted this and I could no longer remember what should the continuation be. :D And so I'm leaving this post as is. :) 

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