I rode the P2P earlier this morning and I had a restful commute. I realized that the past few days have been eventful, but I am still thriving! Not bad for someone who tends to worry and over analyze everything.
I recently celebrated my tenth year as a World Vision sponsor. I registered a few days after my pseudo-relationship and friendship with A fizzled in 2007. I felt the need to do something right after that, so I chose a girl from Cebu to be my kid. At first, it was just about sending money every month, and back then I was solely dependent on my allowance. The game changer to my sponsorship journey were my letters. I started writing to her, asking her about her life, and sharing a bit about mine. Receiving letters from her gave me life. Eventually, her family transferred to another province, so I was given another girl to sponsor. She's from Antique, and we have also been corresponding regularly. I have continued my support even when times were hard, like when I was jobless or struggling financially. My kid was and still is a non-negotiable part of my priorities. To my surprise, I am already on my tenth year of sponsorship and I am overwhelmed with the joy and fulfillment I get from this advocacy.
I am also happy that I attended the Loyal Donor Appreciation Dinner for child sponsors celebrating important milestones. I was one of many ten-year awardees. Not only that, but I also brought A as my date. The very reason why I sponsored a child was there to commemorate this journey with me, and that moment meant everything to me.
I am honored to be part of World Vision. Now that I am working in the academe, I personally experience how education changes lives in all walks of life. I am determined to continue being a child sponsor, and I am also happy to be blessed to do so. I was also reunited with A, and we are happier than ever as a couple. Thanks World Vision!
Please consider sponsoring a child and watch your blessings multiply. Visit www.worldvision.org.ph for more details.