When it rains it pours....

When an awful something unexpectedly strikes us it is only human to feel miserable and devastated. I remember when I was a kid, everytime I was intensely happy I was always scared that something negative would happen anytime. As if somehow I feel subconsciously that I have no right to be enourmously joyful or else...

Two weeks ago, I was happy as a clam in a butter sauce; there was our unforgettable London trip and then the radiant wedding of my sister in law. Everything was doing well, until last Saturday when I received the phone call of my sister telling me about the recent catastrophe that hit Philippines. A strong typhoon striked and left lots of families homeless and the death toll still continues to rise. My family was luckily spared but there lots of others that are suffering. They need our love and prayers.

I will be back with my regular blogging in a few days. Please bear with me.


17 comments:

maybelle's mom said...

Oh, it is frightening. I am so glad your family is safe.

mikky said...

truly a very sad and trying time here in manila... my mom's place was flooded up to the 2/f, they have to use the window to get out... but i continue to praise God that they are safe...

K and S said...

take care dhanggit :)

Little Corner of Mine said...

Glad that your family members are okay.

Sue said...

I'm sure you're feeling frantic. I hope you get only good news about friends and family.

ICook4Fun said...

I am glad that your family is ok. I will keep them all in my prayers.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

I'm sorry to hear about the situation in the Philippines. Luckily your family is doing well...

Cheers,

Rosa

Gloria said...

My dearest sister Dhanggit I herad the news and think in you, Im glad your family is well.
But In understand you suffer by these a lot people that die and other lost their homes.
Dear Dhanggit I pray by you and Manila. huggss!! gloria

Dhanggit said...

Thank you all my dear blogger friends..your warm words and prayers help :-)

Mikky- I'm glad your family are safe too, life is more important than anything else :-)

Juliana said...

Yes, I've been following the news and it is very sad...glad that your family is well.

veron said...

Great to hear your family is fine! My brother told me it was the worse that the Philippines ever experienced. A couple of my cousins were stranded for 14 hours on the expressway and another's house got flooded...but thank goodness no serious injuries. Prayers for all and the safety of everyone affected by this calamity.

Adam said...

That's a very, very, scary thing. I'm glad your family made it ok, but this is nice reminder to not take life and things for granted. Good luck and I wish them all a speedy recovery.

Manggy said...

I didn't know you had family in NCR/Central Luzon. I'm glad they are safe, Dhanggit.

Cynthia said...

It is devastating. Will continue to pray.

Happy cook said...

Even now when I am really happy i too fell there will be something which is going to go bad.
Happy to hear aobut your family and they are safe.
I did see in the news that lot of ppl were badly effected by this there.

Leslie said...

you, your friends and family are in my thoughts and prayers

Juliana said...

I am glad that you family is safe...hang in there and have faith...