Maralit, Maricon

Post by Jerwin M. Lasin | Date: 8/14/2006 11:17:55 AM

It was an Epic…

College life could have been impossible. More so, Lasallian education was unattainable. That was four years ago before a hero, masked in anonymity, came. It might have been by some magical force that God willed that I meet a stranger of a good heart. Not only did I get to fulfill my dream, but more importantly, I learned the value and fruits of generosity. My life was touched and my spirit moved.

As I climb up the stage to get my diploma, I will thank the Lord for having sent such precious people to help to reach my dreams. They filled my heart with joy, so full that I know nothing but to cry my thanks to them and share spirit to others.


I had fears…

When I graduated from my second education, I thought I would have to wait for quite sometime before I could start college, since my family was having financial difficulties.


I had a prayer…

I tried to acquire scholarships or sponsorships from different state universities but I had so much difficulty. There was never a night that I failed to pray that God grant me a person to help. It was mid-April when I found out that the answer to my prayers was just few meters away from our home.


I met a hero…

I described my hero as Mr. Pendleton, a character in a novel who granted scholarship to a girl but chose to stay anonymous. I never met my benefactor personally. But our encounter, though not personal, was more than meeting with the eye. He saved me from my dilemma and he lifted my family into a hope we thought we’d never have.


But still there were fears…

As a scholar, I feared to fail my benefactor. I was scared to fail my family. But more than ever, I was scare to fail my dreams. But these fears left me not in oblivion but more in the light of better pursuit to achieve a brighter future.


Then another prayer…

Now, I pray for my benefactor that God grant him god health so that he may help more people like me. I fervently ask God Almighty to give me strength so that I may, in the nearest future, do the same thing to others in need what my benefactor did to me.
Thank you. Words are not enough to express our gratitude.