About Us | Contact Us | Archive | Privacy Guidelines | Terms of Service
Today's date is:
 

THOUGHTS FROM ABROAD

31st August 2014
Where Eagles Dare
Posted by Gail Cobile on August 31, 2014, 7:14 am

There comes a time in one's life when you realize that the space you occupy on this big blue marble is no longer where you need to be or where you're going to be....Time, Place, Opportunity are all relative and you wonder how you’ll ever reach your goal and just what is your goal?!

We decided, after much soul-searching and practical applications, that we would retire to my husband’s home in the Philippines.  Great.  Not bad.  We've lived in the beautiful state of Virginia for 26 years.  The decision wasn't made in a moment of nostalgia nor one of wanting to see what it was like to live in a country without a change of seasons...excluding monsoon season, of course! Nevertheless, there are a gazillion things to do, many more decisions to make and the process, though daunting, still provides a sense of great anticipation.

In one respect, it's difficult for me, a grandmother, retired, to think of being so far away from my kids and my grand babies...growing up much faster than I would have liked.  I am also a "dyed-in-the-wool" American patriot.  When I was in school, even from my elementary days, we were taught to respect our flag, recite the Pledge of Allegiance every morning before we began our classroom activities.  Having grown up with that sense of pride and acknowledging all those members of my family that have fought and died to preserve this nation, I get a twinge of sadness to know that I can leave it behind to begin a new life.  Does that mean I love it less?  Of course not.  I will watch with wonder and prayerfully ask that she be led by wise men and women to continue the course set for her by our forefathers.  We could go on for days on this subject and perhaps at a later time, we can discuss some of the issues I see.

READ MORE OF THIS NEWS...

LOCAL WEATHER & NEWS
Your Link to the regional weather outlook for Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines
HEADLINE NEWS  >>
 
NATION NEWS   >>
 
MAASIN CITY   >>
 
SOUTHERN LEYTE   >>
 
TACLOBAN   >>
 
ORMOC  >>
 
SAMAR  >>
 
LEYTE   >>
 
OPINION  >>
 
THOUGHTS FROM ABROAD  >>
 

ADVERTISEMENTS

Your Link to Webionic Designs & Internet Solutions

Your link to Ampil Pensione Online Information
SPONSORS

Your Link to MaasinCity.Com Website
 ON THE INTERNATIONAL FRONT
Immigration >>
MEGAN YOUNG CROWNED MISS WORLD 2013, September 28, 2013, 10:25 pm

7,000 OFWs in Jeddah seek repatriation, August 21, 2012, 8:10 pm

Migration is good, May 1, 2012, 6:12 am

Kuwait Filipinos top OAV globally, April 30, 2012, 6:41 am

Cathay offloads 'unruly' consul, April 24, 2012, 9:04 pm

OFW >>
Thousands of OFWs leave Saudi, March 22, 2016, 11:05 am

Scrap terminal fees for OFWs, court asked, October 29, 2014, 6:57 pm

OFWs take risks in Libya, August 5, 2014, 9:35 am

MEGAN YOUNG CROWNED MISS WORLD 2013, September 28, 2013, 10:25 pm

OFW PERKS BENEFITING THE ECONOMY, October 7, 2012, 9:01 am

Life Abroad >>
Thousands of OFWs leave Saudi, March 22, 2016, 11:05 am

MEGAN YOUNG CROWNED MISS WORLD 2013, September 28, 2013, 10:25 pm

7,000 OFWs in Jeddah seek repatriation, August 21, 2012, 8:10 pm

Migration is good, May 1, 2012, 6:12 am

Headlines >>
Malaysia alerts Philippines of new kidnapping, November 20, 2016, 4:10 pm

Thousands of OFWs leave Saudi, March 22, 2016, 11:05 am

 
 
 
 © Copyright 2014-2015 The Reporter and its licensors.  All rights reserved.
      Web programming and Internet presence by Webionic.Com
About Us | Contact Us | Archive | Privacy Guidelines | Terms of Service