Saturday, September 26, 2009

I Lost Everything

I Lost Everything

This is the most traumatic day in my entire life. I lost everything to nature's anger. Flood swallowed up my whole basement. The only thing I managed to save with help from Miguel is Theodore (my PC), Daisy (my netbook), my newly repaired Canon G9 and my black shoulder bag which just has my wallet. My phones are gone. Documents, pictures, books, clothing etc. everything's gone. The shirt I'm wearing now is my Kuya's and my niece lent a pair of shorts. I don't even have my eyeglasses to see properly (and it was just 3 days old!).

We managed to put everything a “level higher” (as Miguel termed it), but the typhoon was just really strong. The flood started at the bathroom and slowly engulfed the basement. I was looking for my phones on my bed while submerged in more than waist high water when water suddenly came in from the window and knocked down the shelf which housed my TV and DVD player. I knew then I had to go and just let go of everything. The two manongs who were helping us out helped me out of the water. I did not know that the water was already grounded and I probably just got out at the right time.

Because I was all wet I just sat at the kitchen. Defeated. I cried. I cried but there were no tears. Miguel just hugged me and my Dad told me not to cry over it. All those things I lost, are just things. Replaceable. Something I can work hard for again. I guess I'm just sad.

I know that God doesn't give us trials that we can't handle. I just don't know how I'm going to face the disaster at my basement when the water goes down.

Please pray for me.