I unexpectedly (and reluctantly) moved back to my hometown. I unexpectedly fell for an old high school classmate, and he unexpectedly proposed to me. We unexpectedly found out I was pregnant, and we got married sooner than expected. Now, we're experiencing the unexpected daily...the good, the bad, the funny, the frustrating. Read all about it...

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

At a Drop of a Hat...

Imagine going on vacation to visit relatives you have not seen in decades. You are having a great time catching up with your brothers, sisters, cousins, nephews, et cetera. They decide to take you sightseeing and shopping.

Then, all of a sudden, while you are in the middle of the mall...

You collapse.

You are in a coma for weeks, and you leave your family wondering if you'll ever wake up from this indefinite sleep.

This is what recently happened to a close family friend. She had not been home to the Philippines in over 20 years. Now, it is uncertain whether or not she'll have the chance to leave the country again.

We can only think positively, only pray for the best.

As the blog title suggests, life is full of nothing but the unexpected. Life changes by the second...

By one moment.
By one word spoken.
By one word left unsaid.
By one accident.
By one triumph.
By one coincidence.
By one decision.

As much as we prepare and plan, the "unexpectations" get the best of us. Some are good, some are tragic. Some change us for the better, some for the worse.

It is important to live with hope, to be more positive than negative, because we do not know how much longer we have on Earth, because the length of our lives are unknown, because at a drop of a hat everything can change.

I believe in the power of prayer, and so if more people pray for her recovery, the more likely she will awaken once again. All I ask is for your prayers. She is a woman of God and a friend to so many. She is also a wife and a mother. This could be anyone you know.

Even if you don't believe in a higher power or in praying, the least you could do is provide your well wishes and hope that she comes through. It has been quite a few weeks since her collapse in the mall...and we are praying and hoping that she can enjoy another Christmas.

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