Monday, July 14, 2008

Now it can be told

I didn't want to have this in my blog because of the pain it caused. But I think it is time to face up to that pain again -- maybe this time it won't hurt so much anymore. So here is the story as told by my second daughter Christine in her Friendster blog. I couldn't have done it any better. Their father passed away last December 9, 2007 after a bout of severe complications caused by his diabetes. The picture above was him -- in his last visit to his parents grave last year in November. He was buried beside them, December 14 same year.

Many dreams have been dashed to the ground, many hopes disintegrated in the air ---- leaving behind an empty space.. a void.. which no one nor nothing can ever fill. If there is one thing which my family and I have learned --- it is this:

THAT GOD is truly a Magnificent God. When He says that I shall not leave you, you bet your bottom dollar that He won't. When He says that I will move mountains and seas for you, trust that He will. When He says that it will be according to your faith when you believe, He proves it true. When He says that 'I shall carry your burdens', He does!

So don't be too hard on yourself - don't make things so much harder for yourself than they truly are. Help - love - life - joy - provision - miracles .... are simply just a prayer away -- even a small whispered prayer. God is listening 24/7 -- no jammed lines, no messed up connections, no missed calls. No false hopes or promises either. He is trustworthy dependable and reliable.

Just believe.


  1. hmmm...Ellen I had really no idea about all this..!

    I dont know what to say just read christine's blog..

    Your urslef are so strong i dont think that i need to say something to you...

    I will pray for you and your family Ellen !!

    Love from my side!!

    Please take care!

  2. You make it difficult to say anything....I read Christine's blog...please convey my message to her, 'Christine, feel blessed that you have a vey strong mom and be like her'

    Love to all four of you. Life goes on....

    Take care & Keep smiling

  3. Ellen, what can i say - death often silences me, having worked with cancer patients who died. The photo of his with his back, it is so poignant a sign of leaving and saying goodbye. But the tree he was facing, yes, I couldn't be wrong in my faith, that it symbolizes the Tree of Life, with you his family as the living branches. May you spread out further into the heights of healing...

  4. hi, ms ellen. i'd like to share this verse for you.

    "Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” 1Peter 5:7

    take care always.

  5. how come its possible Ellen?
    ur each post solves my current problems...
    i bow to YOU, The ELLEN!

  6. That's amazing, isn't it? Come to think of it, could it be that God is talking to you through the blog? God has His ways of reaching out to His dear children, you know. :-) You are blessed!


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