>> Friday, September 19, 2008
Was there a time in your life when you thought “running away” was the only solution to your problem?
~Yes. It was way back before I met my husband. I was then in my college years. We had difficulties with financial matter and so I couldn't even continue my schooling. My eldest sister who lives then here in US, told me to just continue my studies and she will support me. I was then at a great relief. But as what matter, my family, my dad whom gave us some problem in regards with his vices, so my mom was also having hard times to cope up with this situation. I am in the point of running away, when it is already too hard to deal with. When my dad had been diagnosed with sickness it was really so upsetting, especially for my mom. I felt so pity for my mom as well, so that's stopped me as well from running away. Until I met my husband and got married. I thought this is going to be my only solution to get away with this hardships and just to live alone and start my own family. I was thinking about it now, and it was really so sad since I missed my family now, the Filipino dishes and all, but still hoping that someday I can visit them someday. For me, running away is the only solution you could think of in the time of crisis, but when you see it through, it also makes you strong and knows how to face your own trials in life. Now, I am quite strong enough to face my own life challenges and of course, I would thank my family for giving me such strength.