“Saul, my brother, the Lord Jesus, who appeared to you on your way here, has sent me to you, so that you may receive your sight, and be filled with the Holy Spirit.”
The hardest thing about being a single mom is deciding on your own what is best for your child. I remember just before Bianca’s surgery, a couple of well meaning friends urged me to seek second, third, and even fourth opinion first before rushing into things. Their actions, sad to say, made me doubt my own decision. The day before Bianca’s hospital admission though, a colleague called me anxiously to her office to ask how things were. She has always been close to Nan and I and so I couldn’t help but asked her, “Am I doing the right thing?” And as if on cue, she launched into a long speech on how I shouldn’t doubt myself even for a second because first it was a long prayed for decision and second, the fact that everything fell swiftly into place means everything were going according to God’s plan. That day I didn’t hear her talking, I heard God. You see, the Lord has appointed people who will make us see the wisdom in His decision in the event that we become lost and confuse. They will come to us in the form of friends or even strangers. You will know if you’ve been blessed with one if after talking to this person, you suddenly feel good about your decision and your decision finally sits well in your heart. And who knows, we might be God’s chosen one for some too at some point so when we get the chance, we should always generously share the faith to anyone willing to listen.

About Me

I am better known as Nan’s widow, Bianca Angela’s mom, and Woodrose’s Mrs. Dela Cruz.  I am a full time teacher and mentor, a freelance writer for various print and online publications, a marathoner, and a curator of inspiring faith stories.
I am also the author of the best selling book, Grace Upon Grace: A widow’s journey.:)

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