Monday, November 19, 2007

Poppa and Me

I have the best dad in the whole world! I'm sure many of you think that but I really do. Maybe PJ has a close competitor but man, is my Dad awesome! I wish I could describe to you the weekend that we just had. here's my attempt: never mind, I don't have time to write a story. Here are some highlights:

He flew out on Friday morning and arrived here in Minneapolis at 6 in the morning. I was up at five and slept at three because I was so excited for his coming. It was freezing cold when he got here and as soon he stepped out of the airport he rushed back inside. It was about 28 degrees at the time.

We walked around the sculpture garden...
Yes, its a giant spoon with a cherry on it.

My Daddy cooked Adobo for me...
He also cooked breakfast on Sunday and Monday morning. He would wake me up, "Yek, eat. The food is ready." I can't tell you how awesome that is to have again. I cleaned up and put all the dishes in the sink and started to get ready for church and when I got out of the shower he was washing the dishes.

I miss my Dad so much already. During Greek class I started to get teary-eyed because I was thinking I'm losing my family again. The teary eyes became a waterfall when I had to walk away from the terminal. It was time for him to get on the plane and I lost it. We were praying and I started crying and then he prayed and then he started crying. When he said in his shaky voice "I love you, son" I was ready to buy a ticket and come home. I turned back as I was walking away and saw him still watching me walk and I started to feel the loneliness again. It was if someone hit the reset button and I had to start all over again in dealing with the loneliness. I sat in the car and cried so hard. I just started praying and thanking God for the grace.

I praise God for my dad! My dad does a great job of displaying the love of God to his children. When I hurt, I know my dad hurts and when I cried, he cried. I can't wait to see him again. This was definitely an unforgettable weekend for me because God revealed to me that he has blessed me so much with a family like mine and a leader of the family who loves me with the love of Christ. I love my Dad.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Nothing New...

Wake up,
I come home,
wash dishes,

Then I do it again the next day.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

What the...?

Ok. Most of you guys know me well. When everyone is freezing, I'm good. When everyone is good, I'm burning up with my sleeves rolled up. Over here, forget about it! I am freezing my...bunz off. Last night I was walking around downtown wearing a pea coat that Jennifer gave me last year for Christmas and I was dying. My teeth were chattering and I was hugging myself with a scarf wrapped around my face only allowing myself to see through two holes for my eyes. I was walking around like a mummy! I was missing the sunny southern California weather where I only wore the pea coat twice. I miss wearing shorts in the winter time and flip flops on any given day. I layer three blankets on myself when I sleep since I cannot sleep with two. Many of you know that one of them is not really thick but its my security blanket. Please pray for me because I am dying over here. It is easy for me to lose focus and get out of here because I can no longer feel my feet.

I am writing this from home right now because I called in sick today. I cannot breathe through my nose and I possess a horrific cough. I think it had to do with last night and walking around downtown with snot frozen to my cheeks. Please pray that I get better. Thank you.