Tropical Storm Sendong (Dec. 17) left a lot of people in Iligan and Cagayan de Oro City homeless, and sad to say, a lot lost their families as well. It was heartbreaking to see what happened to two cities close to my heart and who have been my second home. It's more saddening to know that some of my friends were greatly affected by the storm and the flood.
Though it's such a relief to know they are okay, it's still depressing to see videos and photos of grieving families over the news and the internet. Though for some, this wouldn't be a merry Christmas, still for us fortunate ones, there's so much to be thankful for, and that is the gift of life.
May this tragedy make us reflect on how we are living our lives. May this tragedy strengthen our faith to God above and not be a reason for us to hate or to blame. This too shall pass.
Please continue praying...
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