Sunday, October 5, 2008

I am alive!

My dear Batchmates,

I would like to apologize for hibernating too long! I guess the cold here in Toronto is enough to hide me from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Anyway, I am coming out from my coccon and ready to soar into cyberspace again! Only thing is I am not getting too serious about life, but simply enjoying its frivolity. And below is one.

I hope to keep in the communication loop, and not frustrate our Administrator. I know it is not an easy task to keep the site alive. Keep it up Ma'am, we are just lurking on the side but enjoying the blogs!


Grandma's letter: She is eighty-eight years old and still drives herown car. She writes:

Dear Grand-daughter,

The other day I went up to our local Christian book store and saw a 'Honk if you love Jesus' bumper sticker.

I was feeling particularly sassy that day because I had just come from a thrilling choir performance, followed by a thunderous prayer meeting. So, I bought the sticker and put it on my bumper.

Boy, am I glad I did, what an uplifting experience that followed.

I was stopped at a red light at a busy intersection, just lost in thought about the Lord and how good He is, and I didn't notice that the light had changed.It is a good thing someone else loves Jesus because if he hadn't honked, I'd never have noticed.

I found that lots of people love Jesus! While I was sitting there, the guy behind started honking like crazy, And then he leaned out of his window and screamed, 'For the love ofGod!'"Go! Go! Go! Jesus Christ! GO!" What an exuberant cheerleader he was for Jesus.

Everyone started honking! I just leaned out my window and started waving and smiling at all those loving people.I even honked my horn a few times to share in the love! There must have been a man from Florida back there because I heard him yelling something about a sunny beach.

I saw another guy waving in a funny way with only his middle finger stuck up in the air. I asked my young teenage grandson in the backseat what that meant. He said it was probably a Hawaiian good luck sign or something.

Well, I have never met anyone from Hawaii, so I leaned out the window and gave him the good luck sign right back. My grandson burst out laughing.Why even he was enjoying this religious experience!!

A couple of the people were so caught up in the joy of the moment that they got out of their cars and started walking towards me.I bet they wanted to pray or ask what church I attended, but this is when I noticed the light had changed. So, I waved at all my brothers and sisters grinning, and drove on through the intersection.

I noticed that I was the only car that got through the intersection before the light changed again and felt kind of sad that I had to leave them after all the love we had shared. So I slowed the car down,leaned out the window and gave them all the Hawaiian good luck sign one last time as I drove away.

Praise the Lord for such wonderful folks!!

Will write again soon,




JoGJMac( said...

we are witnessing, 'miracle after miracle'. what a relief to know that you're very much alive, indeed, EDR!!!

more than alive, in fact, cuz your specialization, the 'grin'(sp?) joke that we sorely missed for a long time is back! (WITH VENGEANCE, WE HOPE)

welcome back, SIR, from the colds of canada, to the warmth of the http://jriorionbatch1963,!!!

orionjri said...

Whew! Finally. The blogsite seems to be getting some much-needed oxygen. Thmx and more thnx, EDR.

Pilar Villegas Cuevas said...

Ernie, thanks for responding to my e-mail to make our blogsite alive. I am still awaiting Rolly's response. I e-mailed him too applealing to post in our blogsite as our administrator might close our site if no one will contribute by posting any event. Thanks that we have Jo and Luz who are both very cooperative in posting. Hope to read more posting from you.