I got worried when I saw the missed calls earlier today. So I immediately called back to check if there's anything wrong. When Papa picked up the phone, I asked at once, "Bakit Pa, ano pong nangyari?" His reply both gave me a sigh of relief and a greater urge to come home.
"Wala naman, anak. Miss na miss lang kita."
Huhu. Why do you have to be such a drama king, Papa? Nagmamana tuloy ako sa 'yo e.
Papa used to be so bad with words but as he aged, he became more expressive. Now that he's just attained his dual citizenship (senior citizenship :p), he's even more emotional. Sometimes, out of the blue, he would send a message (or like today, call) just to say he misses us.
And I'm not complaining. In fact, I feel blessed and privileged to have such loving parents and such a sweet father. ♥
Now I can't wait to come home and give them a warm hug. I really miss them. It's hard to live alone. I know kids these days want to have their freedom and live away from their "strict" and "overprotective" parents. Akala niyo lang madali at masaya. Pero pag naranasan niyo ng mag-isa, I'm sure babalik at babalik din kayo sa mga magulang niyo.
I'm thirty years old and I've been living alone for more than two years now, and I tell you, there are still days when I just feel so lonely that if I could, I would fly to Iloilo and stay with Papa and Mama. There is always that child in me who longs for the love and care of her parents.
And I think the same is true with our relationship with God. :)
He longs for us the way that we long for our loved ones. So if you're missing someone right now, chances are, God is missing you too. That longing comes from Him. After all, who carefully fashioned our hearts after His own? ;)
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