“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” -Jeremiah 29:11.
From this post, I’ll be blogging until God knows when far from our home as I begin a new challenging chapter in my life.
I have been to a few places abroad; Tokyo, California and Las Vegas, Bangkok, Bendar Seri Begawan, Auckland, New Zealand and Hong Kong but this is the very first time that I am in a foreign shore not as a vacationist but as a father and a husband who seeks better life for his family.
I have made the decision to temporarily leave my wife and our preschooler son, to RESTART AND REBUILD OUR FUTURE as a FAMILY. It is however with high hopes that in several weeks time, they can also follow and stay with me in my new work place abroad. It’s a mutual decision between Tina and I as we both take part and contribute in EACH OTHER GROWTHS.
The thought isn’t new to me. In fact, my wife and I long to work abroad NOT because we don’t have hopes in our own country but personally, I believe we can CHALLENGE more our POTENTIALS to SUCCEED and further IMPROVE OURSELVES if we continue to pursue our dreams and gradually bring them to reality.
I am a child of OFWs; figuratively, “KATAS ng SAUDI.” My dad was a former Supermarket Manager all over KSA, Kuwait and UAE for more than 17 years. And just 2 years ago, my mom has extended her being an Accountant and Administrative Manager to the Middle East too. But neither of them influenced me nor forced me to become one as well. In fact, they constantly INSPIRE me with their perseverance, dedication, hard work, and above all, their LOVE FOR FAMILY.
I do have great respect to those Filipinos who continuously sacrifice their physical absence to most important occasions in their family in exchange of a more lucrative career. I admire those Filipinos who tirelessly complete and often times, renew and extend their contracts with their employers abroad with indirect efforts to motivate others to do the same.
I wish that I can also do well in the job that has been MY PASSION and I’ll continuously pray hard for me to deliver the work effectively, beyond expectations.
To my dearest wife, Tina and our preschool son, Gabby, apparently your unconditional love and support drive me to be on my toes and be willed enough to do this for our family’s future. With our constant communication and prayers, I know everything will yield positive things and bountiful blessings.
See you on Skype nightly and do keep your phone lines open to melt my homesickness away.
I am doing this for the Glory of God and for the sake of MY FAMILY, benefiting our country eventually.
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This is it.
Let’s do this.