I’ve been busy and quiet for the past three days and so I owe four people to honor in my Honor-One-Person-A-Day blog series. I will be honoring two couples starting with my long-time spiritual Mom and Dad, my leaders who have always led me to the light and prayed for me: Ptr. Allen and Chari.
My Daddy A
Daddy A is one of my long-time church Kuya’s. He’s served as our Youth Pastor for the longest time and I have since worked with him for several programs, activities and evangelisms.
I call Allen “Daddy A” because he’s always been there to spiritually nurture and guide me alongside everyone else who sought his two cents worth. Through the years, he’s not only served as one who taught and helped us grow deeper in our relationship with God – he also genuinely loved the youth with his heart and soul. With Daddy A, I don’t only find a Pastor – I find a friend, I find someone who genuinely cares for me… I find family.
My Mother Chari
Mother Chari was my super long time spiritual Mom. She’s served as my cell leader, one of my best friends and teacher for as long as I can remember. I was still very young and immature when ahe started honing me, and I should say that everything I learned about the ministry and spiritual growth, I learned with her help, guidance and unwaivering motherhood. I will say with confidence that I am not the same person I am without having her part of my life.
Ate Chari and I have went through ups and downs. I might probably be her most stubborn disciple (LOL!) but I am immensely amazed at the patience God has planted in her which she bestowed to me. She’s always looked at me with love and I thank God that near or far, I know I’ll always find refuge, care and ofcourse, a Mom, in Ate Chari.
I was one of the witnesses of how Daddy A’s and Mother Chari’s love flourished. It was one heck of a ride to say the least but they all summed up to what happened just this 10th of December – a Royal Rustic Wedding like no other.
One thing is certain, their relationship through the years has definitely set the bar high – how they remained pure, how they remained Jesus-centered amidst the challenges, how they grew so closely to God together – it amazes and even transforms people’s lives, including mine. Their love makes me wow and utter, “Posible pala,” at most times. It inspires me to see where I have been and where they are now – how God faithfully blessed and led their oneness.
Kaya naman, when they asked me to be part of their coordinating team for the wedding, the pleasure and gratitude were totally on my part. I will not miss being a part of this royal wedding’s success – and whoa, was it more than that! T’was one Divinely Orchestrated wedding!
My Kuya Allen and Ate Chari, to say you are a blessing to me is an understatement. I am more than glad and favoured for crossing paths with you both as my life will never have been the same. I rejoice with your marriage and wish you a very awesome family life! I love you and I honor you this 12th day of December.