Weekly Photo Challenge: Journey
Every person has a journey to make. Some jaded with success, others with few failures that tested a seasoned heart to overcome the obstacle with full force and passion. Some coupled with laughter with tears in between. Whatever those journey were, they brought meaning into our lives and soothe our soul of its inner longings.
All Journey Leads To Home
They say, all journey leads to home. I hope it does. On my way to the airport on a Holy Friday, the normally busy streets of Manila was almost empty except on areas close to the church. In a country where trials and hardships comes as often as the Sun, faith and religion are vital to its people’s survival. Faith and religion gives them a reason to hope, to dream, to hang on to the words that will give them a better tomorrow.
Time flew by on my 28 days of being around families I missed for 4 years. I felt an intense sadness as we board the plane. I can not describe the emptiness that I felt. I looked at my wife and son, they too have the same sadness in their eyes. I wish we could stay longer if not forever but unfortunately, it wasn’t meant to happen yet.
A Journey Of Faith
Lent is a time for people to reflect on the journey they made in their lives according to God‘s plan for them. A lot of times we realize how far we detoured from the right path. It is a time of rediscovering the truth and the path that was meant for us. It is a time to mend our wounded body, mind, heart and soul. It is a time for rebirth, of second chances and salvation. It is a time to heal, to ask forgiveness, to forgive, to start anew.
A Journey I Will Always Go Back
I had been busy for the past few days doing last-minute errands and saying goodbye to family and friends. My vacation time was coming to the an end. My heart-felt heavy and already missing the company of my love ones. I remember my mom’s smile to cover up the sadness in her eyes as she hand me an envelope at the bus terminal. She whispered, ” I placed 5,000 pesos in there. Buy something before you go back to Texas.” The rest of the words she didn’t have to say. I knew that she meant to say, ” I love you son, come back soon.” I told my parents as I waved my hand, “No goodbyes, I will be back.” My son waved his hand too as we both walked towards the bus. My journey continues. A journey so connected to my past, present and the future. A journey which I hope and pray will lead me back to my love ones. A journey that I hope will finally lead me home.
I hope you enjoyed my post for this week. Every journey is unique and special. Every person has a beautiful journey to share. It may not be perfect but who’s journey is? What part of your journey made you remember that part of your childhood where you are happiest the most? Whatever it is, always carry them with you. There may be days that you need to remember them to make sense of the present.
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