Twice an Alien
That's right - I was twice an alien.
I lived in 2 different countries over the last 9 years. Thankfully, both countries have been welcoming and gracious to me.
It's almost the same feeling I got the first time I set foot in a foreign land for the 2 times that I migrated. That feeling of excitement and anxieties.
I can vividly recall the time I arrived in Singapore, I had a mix of emotions - I was overwhelmed with happiness and sadness at the same time. It was my first time ever to leave home in the Philippines and away from my mom. Oh, the struggle of homesickness was painful! Thanks to the bunch of wonderful people who helped me throughout my journey.
I loved Singapore. It opened doors for me to a myriad of possibilities - travel opportunities to neighboring countries, connections with people from all walks of life, name it! In fact, it ushered me to my way to my equally beautiful adoptive home - Canada!
Canada feels like home to me. I could live here for the next 10 years or so. I was blessed to have visited different countries over the years and I could say that albeit it is considered as one of the coldest places in the world, no where else feels like the warmth of home to me than in Canada.
As of this time of writing, I am still waiting for my boss' direction on where He wants me to settle or go next but I am pretty much happy and content with where I am now. Yet knowing how mysterious and funny His ways are, I would not be surprised if He leads me to yet another amazing place.
I do not mind being an alien for how many times because I know God takes me to the most awesome adventures in my life! He leads and I follow. My mission is to grow beautifully in wherever He plants me. And for this I am grateful.
So, where to next, my Lord? :)
Inspired by the First Reading from Deuteronomy 10:12-22