This is my story
“Who I am right now has a story and purpose behind it.” – J.J
As my dreams start with this;
I am at the point that I am about to give up. I’m losing hope. I don’t know where my hope is. I do really think that I don’t have any chance to go to college anymore. Just imagine that I am already two years out of school youth. Well, I graduated elementary on time and my high school but sadly, I can’t go to college because my parents cannot afford it. So, after my high school. I stopped for two years. I was just at my Aunt’s house helping her. And then, my heart crashed seeing my batch mates they’ve already graduated college and yeah! They can pursue their dreams. I do felt that I am left behind.
One time, I cried out to GOD and asked Him that LORD is my life stays like this? Is this really the end of everything? Is this really Your plan for me? and I said that LORD I do really want to go to college. I wanted to finish it.
Hearing those negative people around me that I’ll just end up married and that’s it nothing else. That’s how the other people always told me before.
After that moment, I felt the HOPE really came back into my heart because God gave me this verse;
“ FOR I KNOW THE PLANS I HAVE FOR YOU, DECLARES THE LORD, PLANS TO PROSPER YOU AND NOT TO HARM YOU, PLANS TO GIVE YOU HOPE AND A FUTURE”
Yeeeahh! So, after a few weeks, I started to inquire in CENTRAL MINDANAO UNIVERSITY even though I don’t have any assurance to get in that college. ( It’s my dream school since elementary )
Thank GOD. In the next day, my father called me to come back home because there’s an opportunity for him to work abroad and he will send me to college.
And me like Whaaaattt? LORD Is this true? I cried out to HIM with a grateful heart. It’s really unexpected and I cried with joy in my heart.
Then, I got my entrance exam in CMU sadly, my result is failed but because I do have only 5 points left the Administration put me in as PD students. PD means the administration will be the one to pick your course. ( Anyway, way back in my high school year I passed the entrance examination in CMU but the exam result has only 1-year validity).
Fortunately, the Administration has the right to choose my course and they put me in the FOOD BUSINESS MANAGEMENT Major in FOOD PROCESSING OPTION. Well, I am so thankful to GOD because HE did put me in a course where I am really fitted in.
YEhheey! My college starts with full of hope and joy and with the banner of my favorite verse the JEREMIAH 29:11. Thank you LORD for all the wisdom and knowledge cause I really thought that I can’t understand the lessons anymore because of my stagnant knowledge hehe, but I am very grateful because I always have an ACADEMIC SCHOLAR because of my very good grades and then it helped to my parents because once you’re an academic scholar your tuition will be less.
Indeed, Our Lord is faithful because in our test permit there’s always a verse of Jeremiah 29:11. Every hope and joy in my heart well, I always passed the examinations.
Very truly our God is always faithful. Yes, He let me graduated on time but not just that also my parents even though they’re far from each other they getting more sweeter and sweeter every day. ( As they get older they get sweeter ).
Yes, there’s no perfect family but GOD provided us with what we have right now because I know what we have before like when I’m studying during night time I got my eyebrow burned because we’re just using a candle. We don’t have electricity before.
That’s why to my mother and my father. Thank you so much for everything. I may not be a good daughter sometimes but I tried and still, I will try to be one for the both of you. And to my brother even though we’re like cats and dogs but I am here for you. You’re one of the reasons too why I got this far because I want to buy a drum set for you and also a DJ set soon HEhe.
I am very thankful to the people who were part of my journey who helped me and taught me financially, morally, Spiritually, mentally, and physically. Family, Relatives, Friends, Classmates, Friends of Friends. THANK YOU SO MUCH.
I am so grateful to have you all. I can’t mention you all but in my prayers, you are all mentioned but with my prayers is how I can pay for all your goodness.
I bring back all the glory and honor to GOD.
I graduated college last June 2017.
4 years of endurance.
Do not lose hope.
Nothing is impossible.