Category Archives: My Life

Jione Donnery Palma — My Brother In Christ..

Deej, as I fondly call him, is just like any other ordinary Am-Boy at first look.. Speaks fluent English, dyed hair, confidence overload–a typical Filipino guy who came from the US.. But I can definitely say to you people, this is one amazing soul..

A person who experienced the life of so-called “The American Dream”, he chose to go back to his motherland Philippines and reconnect to his roots.. Though after 3 years of continuous stay he still has problems with his Tagalog, Deej, reaches out to anyone using his heart and soul..

As a Catholic, he shares Jesus in a very knowledgeable but compassionate way.. He’s the person who encouraged me to renew my Faith and helped me all the way.. He saw me laughed out loud but also saw me cried and poured out my emotions but never judged me..

A family man who loves his wifey Ads, and his kiddo (my godson!!) Aedn, more than himself.. He puts God and their faith to the center of his family which makes them stronger and happier..

He loses his temper sometimes, mostly to people with authority (Police, Guards, MMDAs), I don’t know why, but still tries to understand them and see the situation in a different light..

A friend who will not leave you and not hold your hand but instead lead you to Jesus’ hands for comfort..

I truly appreciate your presence in my life as a good friend and guide as I walk in this temporary path called life..

Happy Birthday Deejei!!

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Minute To Win It With Fathers..

As I am writing this entry, I am currently watching Minute To Win It Philippines and the players are Catholic priests.. Two pairs composed of Frs. Joey and Rey from Orange Team and Frs. Daks and Junie from Blue Team..

I am really enjoying this as the priests are enjoying themselves and are giving all they got just to win, not for themselves but for charity..

Seeing them playing and laughing, I can imagine how much the angels are laughing in heaven as well because of their funny antics and mistakes..

And whoever wins, I know that they’ll be happy for each other and pray for each other..

Go Caths!!

Proud to be a Catholic!

What Is Love?

The story is told about a 5-year-old girl who asked the boy seated next to her, “What is love?” He replied, “Love is when you steal my chocolates every day from my bag and yet, I still keep them in the same place.”

What is love?

There have been, there are, and there will be many definitions, but the truth is, we do not define love. Rather, it is love that defines us. It is love that brings out who we are, what we are capable of, and what is best in us.

Yes, it is love that defines us.

And refines us.

 

— Excerpt from Father Orbos’ Treasured Moments book.

Some Ramdom Thoughts About Love…

I’m nearing my 30th birthday and I would say I am way beyond the marrying age (should be around 25, right?).. This is the age where I no longer believe in fairytale-like love stories and, as they say, “reality bites”–no such thing as fairytales, only in the books.. Sorry to burst your bubbles, peeps!

When I was still a little girl, I dreamt of meeting my true love in a somehow magical way (haha!) — I’d be in a place I’ve never been before then as I looked around, I’d meet the guy’s eyes and from there, it would be love at first sight! Then, we would be so in love that from the time we met, we’re inseparable–high school, college, until we have our own careers.. Planned for our future and would decide to get married eventually, have kids and grow old together..

Wouldn’t that be magical? I didn’t know then that those things only happen in the movies or in the books.. That, for you to be able to find love, you have to be brave, learn from mistakes, take risks.. Which, I wouldn’t dare do again..

If you have invested all your emotions to someone and it didn’t work out, you’ll feel exhausted and you’ll start building this high wall–brick by brick–not for anyone who dares to enter, but instead, it is built for yourself not to experience the pains and sufferings again (well, for me, that was the reason). You’ll also have something in your heart that somehow controls it whenever you feel attracted to someone (like a remote control!?).. Yah yah, right.. I sound like a very bitter, devastated woman.. Hmmm.. Maybe.. I don’t know..

Is that how people would describe a woman like me? A woman who is so frightened to take any risks because she might fall for the wrong person again? Someone who, once she falls in love, holds back her feelings and let the ‘what ifs’ hanging? Or simply just because she hates rejection?

Whatever the reason I may have behind my mind (I really don’t know the exact reason!), for now, I already accepted the fact that I may stay single forever.. That God sometimes doesn’t provide partners to other people and are destined to follow a different path in life.. I am still yet to discover what really God has prepared for me but I am praying that someday, somehow, He will take away this fear I have and will take courage to jump onto the other side of the fence not being afraid of whatever I may discover..