Thursday, 21 January 2010

Liza's challenge 72 (b)

Title: Facing and Dealing with Life


My life was fairly manageable as I was growing up. Yes, there were responsibilities, being an eldest child, but it wasn’t anything that couldn’t be handled.

However, I did see how my parents struggled to make sure we have what we need within our means. I saw how they both went through the ups and downs of family life. They would sometimes argue but before the day ends they settle the differences, never sleeping with an argument unresolved.

And through all their ups and downs, I knew that I will look up to them as my guide in life when I build my own family. And yes, I did start a new chapter in my life by building my own family with Nelo.

It was a good start for us then. We were about to have our baby and we were also trying to find a new home for us. Life was happy. But life was life, changes were bound to happen. Happiness abruptly took a sharp curve when we lost Raya. Her passing devastated both of us.

It was hard to deal with everyday life then. But we knew, we felt and we believed that we had to move forward, we had to face life. Healing was slow but it will happen at the right time.

We then focused our energy into building our new home. A different kind of struggle faced us this time. Worries on finances and the need to finish your dream home became a driving force. We hung-on and we believed. And now, our home is almost finished. We survived this one.

I didn’t realize that this is how our life will turn into. The foundation of family life I’ve seen with my parents helped me deal with our own. And being with the one person you love and trust helped facing life easier. I know there’s more to life for us, and we will face it with what we have learned and deal with it.


Mia Castrillo said...

Hugs to you, Liza! Thank you for sharing this. Everything seems easier with your husband, no? He is your rock as you are his. God bless!

Nicole Drewniak said...

That reminded me of a little quote from Winnie the Pooh. It's something about how things are always better with two. I am glad you and your husband are able to find strength in each other. Tfs!

Darlene said...

totally inspiring and heartfelt. beautiful imagery and layout. :)

Melissa W. said...

Beautiful journaling and page, Liza. :) So glad you have found strength in each other and I'm so sorry for the loss you have had to endure, even if it is together.

La grande cupcake said...

Oh wow! Fabulous page!

Tracy said...

Yes ... big BIG hugs to you, Liza ... and it is awesome that you have found that one person who completes you ... TFS ...

Love, Tracy G