Is it true that we have to go through hell in order to reach heaven? Life is a journey, a beautiful journey with full of surprises and as much as you want only beautiful things to happened, you will definitely face challenges, pains, sadness and disappointment. When you go through these ‘hell’, you either take it as lessons in life or regret to live in. Some people did not reach ‘heaven’ because ‘hell’ is too much for them, so they give up easily.
I would love to share a story about a woman, a beautiful woman. The beginning of her life story were never exciting, it’s dull, full of challenges and pain but her love of her life was her four wonderful children. When her marriage was on the rocks, she believes that God will always help those who wait patiently for good things to happen. I remember few years back, when we had a conversation, she will repeat her sad story, uneducated..bla bla bla and I said to her “I heard that story over and over again, I think its time for you to keep that sad story somewhere and share the your dreams, I know you have dreams.. “ she started sharing her dreams, she wants to go visit other countries… . “Ahh.. that’s all? You should also dream of receiving expensive gifts, such as watch, branded handbags..” we laugh as our dreams becoming almost impossible. “I want to keep my family together forever” she added, that is her dream and she believes in happy ending.
If you wonder what happen to the beautiful woman, she just turned 60 years old and is still married to the same man. Its wonderful to witness a change man, change to a better man. Both of them are now living in Sibu, Sarawak serving church. They have been staying there for two years, coming back to their family here only once every three months. Both she and her husband have been to Australia, Singapore and the recent trip to Rome, Italy.
‘Wait patiently for good things and believe in dreams’… thank you mummy for this wonderful lesson.