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Chapter 2 - The Runaway Prodigal

MONDAY, MAY 29, 2017

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Darmstadt Germany January 1, 2008 It was the first day of a brand new year. Breakfast with my parents as usual and I was still in my celebration mood. Suddenly while enjoying our food, my father suddenly pops out the strangest question "It's another year and what have you done with your life so far?" Now to the regular person, maybe it's easy to shrug off such (what are you talking about) questions, but that question to me was like an atomic bomb, hit me real hard. One of the most earth shaking, life changing questions thrown at me and it wasn't coming from any person but the one that I loved and looked up to the most. So I couldn't finish my breakfast and ran up to my room crying (like Belle when she realized she couldn't see her father anymore because she exchanged her life for his freedom – Beauty and the Beast). In the midst of my tears I prayed to the LORD "GOD, I have been trying to put up with my life here in Cebu. And here I am unhappy but I still stay for the sake of my Mom.