As I sit and think of the days, I can’t help but be amazed at how quickly time passes. Today is the last day of July and before we even know it, we’re already welcoming 2018. This month was like the other months for us, more of waiting, praying and hoping that Dane’s homecoming will be tomorrow. However, it wasn’t just that. It was waiting and much more.
John Waller’s song called “While I’m waiting” reminds me to be productive while I wait for my husband. So that’s what I try to do. I teach Sunday School in the church, continue to spend time with Nate as much as I can and I also learn about finances. I started reading and watching Youtube videos about investing last June. I still do even up to now since are hoping we can start investing soon. By soon, I mean when Dane comes home but if I can do it before he’s back, much better.
I joined no events since June and I think I like it this way. ‘Di ko naman sinasabing ‘di na talaga ako aattend. In fact, there’s a meet up of WAHMs this coming Sunday that I’m going to attend. Siguro, kailangan lang pagpilian ng maigi kung alin lang yung sasalihan. After that, we’ll see what’s next for my blog events. 🙂
Dane and I got sick this month. He had fever and flu and I had constipation and I had a check up and laboratory done because it wouldn’t stop even if I already took Loperamide. I didn’t want to be dehydrated also so I visited a doctor for proper medication. Thankfully, I was healed. However, I noticed that every time I drink my milk, parang nagloloko ang tiyan ko after about 30-45 minutes. I am hoping (with fingers crossed) that this is not lactose intolerance or I will have a broken heart. 🙁 I’ve tried eating champorado and ice cream the other day, medyo may reaction pero hindi masyado compared to milk. Since then, I stopped drinking my fave milk, huhu. And switched to tea.
I also shed a bucketful of tears this month. That is because, sa hinaba haba ng usapan namin ni Dane na ‘di na sya babalik, in the end, we both agreed that he renew his contract. Sigh! We had a serious talk about it last week and I understood his reasons. I know ayaw nya na din bumalik but since we have plans we want to implement, on saving and investing specifically, we came up with the decision. It was heart breaking pero kailangan namin mag stay muna sa ganito for now. In addition to that, he will have to extend para December ang uwi nya dito. So, additional five months of waiting for us.
I know he only wants to help. If he renews his contract, he will have an increase in salary and he won’t have to go back to zero in applying here in the Philippines. And for us, that’s really something we have to consider for now. We’ve never mentioned it to Nate, I know he wouldn’t understand why Dane would have to leave again but I hope this will just be temporary. I pray that will only be for another year or two and after that, he won’t have to go back anymore. I believe that God will guide us as we continue to put our trust in Him because He alone is faithful and true.