Keeper of the stars

Keeper of the stars

 August 6, 2016 marked our 8th anniversary as 'boyfriend-girlfriend'.  The boyfriend fetched me at work and planned for a fine dining to celebrate but due to heavy traffic, we were forced to look for another restaurant nearby than the original plan. It was a day supposed to be filled with blissful love.

It's crazy how we're celebrating 8 years already when it felt like we just celebrated our last anniversary. Time flies when you are enjoying. God has and always been so good to us. I've felt His love and witnessed how He's been faithful to us. All those perfect moments all because we waited were humbling. I knew deep inside me that it was He who rewards.

boyfriend-girlfriend 8th anniversary dinner

"God gives His best to those who wait.
This was the exact line that I typed in and was about to post it as a caption together with our photo as we celebrate. I have this thought that this is somehow a pretty bold statement to use as it connotes that I'm expecting God's reward for being good or whatsoever. Even so, I declare of His greatness and I'm well aware that His best is not of humans understanding. But before I could post it, we received a call from boyfriend's brother informing him that their father was rushed to the hospital and is in the emergency room. We prayed but I can't help but be worried. When we got there I was speechless, my knees were shaking seeing his father being revived. It was brief when the doctor said that his father already died. It hit me bad how much more to the immediate family. Thoughts went crazy, questions of how come? why? I could not understand. Of all the day why this day? and if I was able to successfully post it, it would have been a joke to others that this was His best. 

sky by the beach

I know that it is possible for God to stop that thing to happen but He didn't. And if it didn't happen that day, it can still happen anytime because death is sure. Life can be scary, it hurts. Yet, just because I don't understand God's plan doesn't mean He isn't a good and faithful God with a good and perfect plan. It would have been nice that we could still have him longer but God's ways are higher than ours.

I know God's plan for us still remains perfect. I'm sure that His love endures.

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  1. Jenn, I'm really sorry to hear this please extend my condolence to Leonell's family.

    1The righteous perish,
    and no one takes it to heart;
    the devout are taken away,
    and no one understands
    that the righteous are taken away
    to be spared from evil.
    2 Those who walk uprightly
    enter into peace;
    they find rest as they lie in death. - Isaiah 57:1-2

    Never cease to draw from His strength. It's not easy but He is with you through the mountaintops as well on the valleys.