Saturday, April 7, 2012

Time for Reflection at Easter - A time to step back into reality - A time to Pause

It's been a long time since I've written here, and time and time again I try to gather time to continue writing on this blog. This past year and up to now have been extremely busy for me and my wife Virginia. Only just one week ago, my wife and I celebrated our long awaited marriage in the Catholic Church, and we accomplished this in the Philippines. Originally, we were married by a Justice of the Peace in 2007. Virginia and I have been blessed, and I know I must be one of the luckiest men in the world. I plan to share pictures and videos of the wedding on this blog very soon.
Yes, allot has happened, including something that I almost hate to mention here. The word 'hate' to me is an ugly word, but best describes how I feel about another situation in my life and my extended family. My nephew Dominic from San Diego contacted me to inform me that his mother, who is my sister Cindy has passed away. She died last Tuesday, April 3rd at 9:25AM. Little did I know that she had passed away at that time as I had just returned from the Philippines, trying to get back into gear at work. My sister passed away from a bout with cancer, and she fought it for almost a year. Even though we were not close siblings, I truly miss her, and I will always wonder if there could have been something I could have done that could have brought us closer together. But wondering accomplishes nothing. Noone on the face of this earth has the power to change what happened yesterday and in the past.
All I can do now is to try and live my life a little better. I've mentioned it many times in the past, I live for my wife now. She is the most important person in my life. I have two grown children, and they live on their own, and live their own lives. I just hope that they do not foget about me as I grow older. It's been a long time since I wrote a poem, and in a sense, I feel that I let my readers down. But each day, I realize I'm getting older, and it's time for me to slow down a little. I will start writing again, as writing poems is a great way for me to reflect on issues and on my own life.

I hope readers continue to come back and enjoy this blog...

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