Yesterday, I went to POEA in Ortigas to accompany my sister-in-law. I knew our appointment will not take up the whole day so instead of using the frozen milk in our freezer, I expressed milk while Maxyn fed on the other breast before we left in the morning. I did not have any problem leaving Maxyn behind and Ayex was still sleeping with her dad.
Upon checking my phone, I saw a text message from my sister, Toni. She said our father already sold his car and was very sad about what happened. She told me to talk to Papa if ever he calls me.
At POEA, I stayed outside as they do not allow companions inside the offices. I was starting to become bored when I remembered to text Papa. He called me and told me the story how the deal was closed. It appears to me that he was quite shocked of what happened as the deal was closed in less than an hour. In less than hour, his only asset was taken from him. When we were talking, everything seemed fine. I just listened and just gave my comment when needed.
It was past ten in the morning when Ate finished what she needed to do. We ate first in Robinson’s Galleria before heading home. Once we get in the taxi, I texted Ate Meriam to tell her we are on our way home. In her reply, she told me not to go elsewhere anymore because Maxyn kept on refusing the bottle of milk. When we arrived, she kept on moving towards me, as if begging me to feed her. I checked her milk and she only drank a few from the almost four ounce that I left. Too bad I cannot refrigerate that milk anymore so it ended up in the sink.
Toni and I continued to text each other about what happened to Papa. Then a sad truth donned to me. This is the first time that we had to sold our possession just continue living. When Papa and I were talking, that did not appear to me. When I realized that, I was not able to control the tears that welled up in my eyes. I posted it in a group where I belong for some comforting words and each time I read their replies, I get comforted but I still end up crying. Until now, my eyes would become hot when I remember that sad truth.
Lord, keep me faithful and so is everyone in my family. I do not need much and all I am asking is for You to keep my family safe and provide them with their needs. Amen.