With only a couple of days to go til Christmas and I’m almost halfway with my 25 days of gratitude. DAY 12 is for the ever-so-cute-and-bubbly Bea Marquez.
RANDOM THOUGHT: We both know someone and have a history with the name… We were both wearing maong polo shirts that day in Miguel walk and we both drank blue lemonade during the lasalle centennial celebration. Haha! Hmmm.
We were supposed to meet up in Singapore but then because of conflicts with schedule and my inability to communicate with you since I didn’t have a cellphone or internet, we weren’t able to :( But it was okay! Because after summer vacation came our first term as classmates!
YOU were practically my term buddy last term because you were my classmate in two out of the three subjects I had—CITIGOV and GENDERS.
And…I still remember our very first lunch together that term. We went to Persia Grill and that was actually a day of revelations. Haha! You know what I mean! ;)
I’m just really thankful how God found a way to bring us together. I think my life would be so incomplete if I hadn’t met you. I know we weren’t that close yet back then when I opened up to you about something but I’m really glad that you were one of the people that I was able to talk to. I really had no one else to talk to about it in a more “Christian perspective”—for lack of a better term. But something told me that I could run to you which I did. And I’m really happy that I did. You are one of the many many MANY friends that God has blessed me with as soon as I ran back to Him.
You probably don’t know how much I’ve learned about God through His work in your life. I know that we somehow experienced similar situations and I don’t know if you remember what I told you back then but because you opened up to me and because you showed me how forgiving our God is, that made me realize that I should stop with all my condemnation. In a way, you were able to show me that the past is over and God has already forgiven me and that He loves me. All I had to do was ask forgiveness, and lift it back up to God. You showed me how loving He actually is. So I really have to thank you Beam for that.
You are one of the most inspiring people that I know. Your love and dedication for God and His work is just amazing. And He has done and is still doing an amazing work in your life even until now. Your ability to inspire and influence others is incredible. I mean your smile and giggle alone is just so charming and it’s just so infectious that people can’t help but be happy whenever you’re around. The room lights up whenever you’re around so I’m not really surprised a lot of people want to be your friend and a lot of guys want to be with you. HAHA!!! Just kidding ;))
And! I’m really glad that you’re being a good role model to these people! You’re using the gifts God has given you in spreading His word. Not a lot of people can do that and are able to do that so I’m really proud and I’m really happy for you!
But despite all of that, despite your horde of tumblr fans and followers, you are able to keep your head on the ground and you still attribute all these things to God which I think most people overlook and most people don’t really know they should do. You still remain a humble girl who is just so in love with God. AND I’M JUST SO VERY PROUD OF YOOOOU :))
I’m really just so thankful that I got to know you better this term. My last term in DLSU is actually one of the best terms I’ve had in DLSU. I keep saying that because it’s so true. And I’m just really grateful to God that He has blessed me with such an amazing term and that He let me share it with you. Like I said, I only got to really know you this term but even if it was just for three months I still feel like our friendship is going to go on for so long. Like even if we all have our own jobs, our own families, and all that I still think that we are going to be real good friends!
I don’t think I can ever thank you enough for being such a good friend. I’m really really proud of everything that you have accomplished and I know you’re doing it all for God. So I’m even more proud of you! God’s work in your life is so amazing and I’m so very much happy for you. I’m really glad that you are able to live out your dream and you get to do the things that you love AND you get to use God’s gifts to you. I keep saying it because…yeah. It’s so true talaga Beam! :)
I pray that God actually continues to bless you even more because seeing as how you continue to be a blessing to others, I really do pray that He overflows your life with more blessings so you can continue doing just what you’re doing. It’s just so amazing to watch really what God is doing through you. I also pray that the fire you have for God just keeps on burning; that you continue to crave for His presence in your life.
He has been so good to both of us right? :)
And He just loves us more than any guy on earth could ever love us *cough cough* COME ON! Haha!
I’m really glad that we have become really good friends. My spiritual family is just the best and my sisters in faith are just the most awesome people I’ve ever met. And yeah. You’re part of it! I can never thank God enough for blessing me with all of you. Especially you! You have helped me become closer to God. I hope that we continue spurring each other to God in the many many many years to come.
Thank you so much for all your encouragement, for your testimony and for all your prayers, Beam. Thank you so much for helping me become closer to God and become more in love with Him. Thank you as well for letting me be a part of your life. And for continuing to be a good friend to me. It really does mean a lot. Please know that I’ll always be here for you and I’m always ready to support you and pray for you and eat with you and go shopping with you. Haha!
So there. I hope you feel how thankful to God I am for you! And I just want to say how…I MISS YOU SO MUUUUUUUUUCH :’( It feels like it’s been ages since we last talked like…really talk and hang out. But yeah. Eventually, I know we will do that. SOON. Haha!
Anyway, there. LOVE YOU BEAM! SEE YOU SOON :-*
I came across this again and I just realized how much I really miss you! I can’t believe you’re a graduate already (of both college and T4V!) and even a proud owner of calling cards. You encourage me, Ira! God is so amazing. I love you so so much. Can’t wait to spend summer with you darling! ♥