If last year, I had a Fantastic, Exciting, and Beautiful February, this year I had a crazy month that just went by. You see I was busy preparing for a conference - the biggest conference yet in the community's history. Immediately after that weekend, I attended the Global Leaders Summit and the Missionaries Conference in Cavite. We arrived in Manila on Thursday evening and headed straight to a meeting for the upcoming MM events (MMLA, CLT, MMC, etc.). Yesterday, I went back to work and attended our chapter service meeting. Today, I was supposed to serve in the Cornerstone and help print the shirts for the parish but seeing the mess in my room (I haven't fixed my things yet since I got home) and feeling extreme dryness within (when you've given your all and you feel like there's nothing left to give, when you're just too tired and the only thing you can think of is rest, when you're trying your best to catch your breath and feel that you're still alive), I decided to take a break even just for one day, catch up on myself, and just breathe. I guess it's a blessing in disguise that Lawrence couldn't walk properly because of inflamed foot (ano bang meron sa mga paa namin?!) and so we had to cancel (again) our long overdue valentine's date. And God reminded me that we actually had our valentine's date - at the center, packing the kits for the conference. :)
Then I thought of opening the computer to check my emails and social media accounts. Lo and behold, there's just plenty of messages and notifications. As of this time, I've finished answering them already. But I'd be very honest to say that I realized I missed a lot. Looking at my Facebook news feed, I felt happy that people had gotten engaged already, some even married, others had the best valentine's ever (one of my best girl friends had four valentine's date with her super sweet partner), and some had given birth. It's also affirming to read posts and see photos of people who were blessed during the conference. But the human in me felt quite sad that I missed those things.
But hey, God had a quick response!
And just before I rant about these things which I thought I missed, God already had an answer. He made His point clear, I never missed anything. I just had a different experience of everything. :) And that doesn't make me less fortunate than the others. That doesn't make me less loved. :)
I am thankful for this crazy month. Because in the midst of chaos, all the pressure and busyness, God was there. He was and is with me every step of my journey. It was a month of blessings and love after all. :)
Here's to a Fabulous, Extravagant, Bountiful February! Because I am blessed, and loved, and deeply favored by a great and powerful God! ♥