Yesterday, I hailed a taxi in the rain. No, I wasn't fixing a broken heart. I was just rushing to attend the mass.
The driver was Tatay Nestor Yancha, 74 years old, lives in Kamuning with his wife and 5 daughters.
|I salute you, Tatay Nestor! ♥|
When he retired from his former job at the city hall, he decided to be a taxi driver to support his children's schooling. He needs Php800 a day to give them ample allowance. That means, he needs to earn at least 2,600 (Php800 for the boundary, Php1000 for gas). His eldest is a graduating Education student at New Era University. The other two are enrolled at RTU Boni (he also told me their courses but I have forgotten, my bad), and the youngest two are high school students at Ramon Magsaysay High School Cubao.
When I asked him why his children are still young, he told me he got married at 60, and his wife, during that time was just 24 (the reason why he still had children).Yep, even before there was Vic and Pauleen, there was already Tatay Nestor and his wife.
But that's not the most beautiful part.
Tatay Nestor reminded me one important thing: TAMANG PANAHON a.k.a. GOD'S PERFECT TIME.
I admit I get a little impatient these days. God knows how hard I have been praying for things to happen, for my dreams to become a reality, for everything to change for the better.
But Tatay Nestor was right, it takes time.
"Naniniwala ako sa kapalaran. Kahit gaano mo ka-gusto, kung hindi pa tamang panahon, hindi mangyayari."
I will never forget those words. And they came just at the right time.
Thank you, Tatay Nestor for being God's messenger.
And thank You, Papa God for this blessed encounter.
Opo, maghihintay ako ng tamang panahon. Bigyan Niyo lang po ako ng grasyang hindi mainip. ♥
(Lalo na kapag naiisip kong tumatakbo ang oras at tila naiiwan na ako ng panahon. Wah! August na!)