Into Brighter Days

Some of you have been wondering about what the hell has been going on in my life.

Some even asked me directly if everything is OK.

Things weren’t OK. I wasn’t fine.

I struggled through something that one day I will gladly share, just not today.


Literally, I’ve been through hell and I thought going through divorce was the hardest times of my life? Boy, was I wrong! Nothing could ever truly prepare me for the whirlwind of chaos, confusions, emotional roller-coaster, pain and anger that I just went through.

At this point of my life I could safely say, I’ve been through hell and I feel like I am emerging on the opposite side of that deep dark place.

Truly, it has been a long road and it has had lots of bumps, lots of moments where I was this close to throw my hands in the air and give up. But I’ve come too far to just surrender.

So here I am sitting by my desk, quietly typing this away in between work looking absolutely like just another ordinary day, ordinary me. But ordinary just doesn’t cut it anymore when I feel like I’m a whole different person today.

Yet no one knows the things I’ve been through and see the changes in me.

Well maybe those who are the closest to me can feel the changes. I know he saw it right away! When he said “Seeing you this happy warm my heart and bring tears to my eyes, be happy, darling. You deserve it. I love the look in your eyes now.” I knew that came from his heart.


That one man who for the past couple of weeks has seen me at my worse, at my lowest of low, who had seen me curled up and sobbed like a little girl, who had seen anger through my eyes, who had seen me hit rock bottom but refused to give up on me. Heaven blessed me with him!

No one had ever seen me in those states before. Not even my own family.

Even after I pushed him away…he’s still there only if I am not giving up on myself. He gives me tough love, that’s for sure and it’s been worth it.

He’s been my strength in more ways than I could possibly explain. When I feel like giving up, he held my hand. Looked straight into my soul and convinced me that I could do this. He told me not to let fears win. That I have the power, the strength to come through the other side even when I had to cry a river.

No one…and I said no one had ever seen that side of me.

Through the darkness

He let me be me in all my flawlessness and scars, he sees right through my heart so much that sometimes I feel he just picked things up out of my head and articulate them. He had seen my absolute inner self and I believed him when he said “I love you for who you really are and who you are becoming and I wish one day you could love yourself as much as I love you.

I still had my doubts before this but after what I’ve been through and to see this man still standing there? That alone is enough to shut my brain out! My heart knew it. We both knew it. It’s written all over his face and mine.

Thank you, yes you who is very special to me. I heart you big big time, Sayang!



  1. Saundra Rohn
    June 19, 2013 / 9:10 am

    Dear daughter I knew you were in a deep place and my prayers were asking God to lift you out of that pit of despair. Words can’t express how much I love you for being able to rise up and grab hold of love again❤
    I love you very much and miss you always,

    • Maureen
      June 25, 2013 / 9:16 am

      Thank you Mom, your prayers means a lot.

  2. June 19, 2013 / 8:18 pm

    I don’t know what you have been going thru but I know that God is faithful and I’m so glad you have someone by your side to walk with you thru this valley. Big hugs!

    • Maureen
      June 25, 2013 / 9:17 am

      God is so good, Ana. I am thoroughly blessed. Thank you so much, Ana!

  3. June 19, 2013 / 9:14 pm

    I’m so glad you’re okay, and that you have loving arms to fall back on. xo

    • Maureen
      June 25, 2013 / 9:20 am

      Thank you Alison, he truly deserves some medals 🙂

  4. June 19, 2013 / 9:54 pm

    I love how you write with honesty and openness, letting us into your life like this. Blessings to you and for the man that is there to help you through the times that shape you…

    • Maureen
      June 25, 2013 / 9:25 am

      Thank you Andrea, these last few weeks has been really really hard and challenging and I wish I could pour out more on this blog but for now I’m taking the writing offline and let my words ‘bleed’ there. He’s just amazing and I am so blessed to have him.

    • Maureen
      June 25, 2013 / 9:25 am

      Thank you for the hugs, Mindoel! Hugs!

  5. June 24, 2013 / 7:52 pm

    Hope you will feel like your old self soon and so glad you have that special someone who is there for you through thick and thin.

    • Maureen
      June 25, 2013 / 9:26 am

      Thank you, Maria. It’s such a trying times and I feel like I’m morphing into my true self out of it which I am thankful for. I am one lucky girl to have him 🙂

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