Near the end of my one month bonding with my grandchildren, we had this evening of dance lessons. We never planned it. Our spirits just connected in love through music and dancing.
Kiana was listening to her music and I just danced in front of her, her sister Kaya, and her parents — Allan and Lele. Later, Kiana expressed how much she loves to learn dancing. I just kept dancing and she later joined me.
Dancing Lesson: Kiana Part 2. Video by LéLé Pantoja Chan.
Being. Applied to my own journey in life, ‘being’ is an exaggeration. I have not attained ‘being’ yet. I’m ‘still becoming.’ Becoming a servant of God. Becoming a servant to the people. Becoming a husband. Becoming a father. Becoming a grandfather.
This last becoming — becoming a grandfather — excites me the most. The more I get to know my grandchildren, the more I am motivated to seek further enhancement as a faith-based peacebuilding worker. It’s for their future that I want to contribute for the betterment of this world we live in. This is consistent with my ultimate commitment to God and the DivineReign: “Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:10).
Opa is a German term for grandfather.
I’m grateful for Kiana, Elia, Kaya, and EveBear.
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