<Written: February 2, 2014>
Rainbow is defined as a “curved line of different colors that sometimes appears in the sky when the sun shines through rain.” (Merriam-Webster) It is also an “ illusory hope or a symbolism of promise as well as a sign of a past storm.” (O-L D)
In my years of existence, I have had several fulfilling and relieving encounters with rainbows, big and small and in different stages and aspects of my life. Because I had been through a lot of storms, I have become a person who always looks forward to the appearance of even just a glint of a rainbow.
Time flies astonishingly fast. It has already been a year since that day hubby and I made our solemn vow to each other at St. Benedict Church. We had already been through whirlwind of unpredictable circumstances – both good and not so good. It was a “training” year for us. We even had to face a devastating typhoon (loss), our most recent ordeal as a newly married couple. We were caught off guard but were never shaken. Thanks to the blessings of Love and Faith. They fueled our strength to believe on and helped us shrug away fear.
At the beginning of this new year (2014), we had a glimpse of something amazing and beautiful on the horizon… a hint of an emerging rainbow, a blessing. We are still trying to focus well to make sure we are not just imagining it. So far, we can still see signs of it – not crystal clear, but is still there. That is enough reason for us to smile everyday amidst tests (which are never absent). We need to remind ourselves, however, to be more careful or we will lose sight of the hinting rainbow. It seems steady in place and that is a very reassuring sign for us.
We have to keep going this year – filled with wisdom from everything we learned on our first year, while keeping an eye on that beautiful blessing. We need to prepare really well while waiting for that time when we will finally able to see the beautiful rainbow in full view.
For the meantime, we will just relish hints and signs of it, one day at a time.
Hubby and I had our masters in Patience. Waiting is our adventure. In the end, it will all be worth it.
A Happy First Year to US! (“,)