I read the story of Gavin MacLeod, the actor who played Captain in Love Boat. He and his wife Patti had been married for 7 years. They faced some problems when Gavin's career didn't see light. So they got a divorce and Patti was devestated. However she never gave up but prayed and gave thanks to God every night. She prepared an extra set for dinner dutifully instead of just for herself. 3 years later, a knock came during dinner.
Patti smiled and told Gavin to go in and that his dinner was "getting cold".
They remarried shortly after that.
I was rather touched by this story. Anyone could have given up on love if they faced a divorce or even just fall into a slump. But this lady believed and belief is a strong best friend of faith.
You believe and you have faith, you will infect others when they see you. Even if this lady never got back her husband, it still touches me how she did not give up. When we give up we put a death to hope.
A friend asked me what is going to happen if I am in SIngapore because I need to be here to take care of mum and near her. What about your career, he asked.
I don't need to worry. It's all taken care of, and I have faith. :) Naturally if I miss out on some things now it means I wasn't meant to be part of those. If I am going to be here with mum grudgingly then I should not even be here. I am here just happy to be of help. Everyday I think of creative ideas to make fresh fruit juices for mum. Everyday I try to make it different so she does not get bored. I also read to her and then I pray for her. When she asks me if she's hindering me in any way I say NO, not because I want to make her feel better but because I believe it. And house chores feel better when you do it out of love. I used to do things out of pure obsession. Must get every germ and microscorpic dna of a bacteria dead. Hee. Now I know, if I try doing that I probably will collapse because my mum is more meticulous than me.
Let's let hope live and infect others who will infect more others.
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