Post script. Another reason why I will never regret blogging with my heart all these years. Here’s a snippet from a blog I posted just before I turned 22 years old, May 2005:
Often, I find myself holding my passport in my hands, smiling as I stare at my ID picture which is beaming right back at me, and thanking God for those days my prayers happened right before my eyes. I browse through the empty pages, believing that some time in the next five years, I’m going to have an Australian visa stamped right on its pages. And after a few minutes of enjoying the feel of its synthetic leather cover and its smooth pages on my hands, I close the book and put it in an empty box that I know will soon be filled with memories of more dreams and answered prayers. ;)
God took me this far. And I believe He’s taking me farther as He wills.
Barely three years later, I got an Australian stamp on my passport, and had one of the most life-changing trips in my life.
Not only has blogging allowed me to breathe a little easier in my happiest and most difficult of times, it has also served as my time machine, my portal to the past anytime I feel like wanting to get in touch with my younger self. Milestone after milestone, preserved on this little space in the web I can always access everytime I need to be reminded how God answered prayers in this life of mine.
And oh my wow. Has it really been 5 years since? Sometimes I have to remind myself that I’m 27 years old!