It was a perfect day. Perfect, even though I went to a garbage dump and ended up smelling like one that morning. It was heartbreaking and soul-enriching at the same time. Perfect, even though I was bone tired from lack of sleep the night before.
It was perfect because that day, I got to see Tita Wi, Tito Jun, Fr. Sunny, Chelo, and Adrian again!
You know how there are people you just love? You cannot think of any reason why you love them. You just do. That's how I feel for them. I love them. No rhyme or reason. I've been waiting for this day since they told me they were coming home from the US (Tita Wi, Tito Jun, and Fr Sunny) and the UK (Chelo and Adrian).
We really didn't have enough time to catch up because we were busy at Helping Land and Ulingan. We had small conversations though, in between distributing food and toys.
Tita Wi and Tito Jun also spent time with me just before they flew back to the US. That afternoon in MOA, Tita Wi shared her thoughts about the outreach. She also shared her story with me. It was such a privilege. Her gentleness and generosity of spirit is inspiring. Just to be around her is very comforting.
Chelo just gets me. I can say anything silly and I know I won't be judged. I choose, do, or say things and I don't have to explain anything to her. Even before I finish my sentences, I know she knows what I am trying to say. She even understands the things I don't say. And I love that she can tell me anything.
She's one of the most supportive people I know. She cheers me on and supports my endeavors. We are both such stage-friends towards each other. Haha.
I am already looking forward to see her again the next time she visits. There's so many things to talk about and so many wonderful things to do together.
It was such a blessed day and I felt nothing but gratitude and joy.