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DEVOTIONAL

When Life is Great...

1 John 3:18 My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.

Bambi came into my life when I least expected it. I remember it was during one of my darkest hours then. My confidence was too low, and I felt that inspite of all the good things I had done for other people, the world has turned its back on me. Nobody was there to comfort me at that particular moment when I felt so down and out.

To my mind Bambi was not beautiful. She had crooked teeth, limp and disheveled hair, and a flat, wide nose. Her eyes were too big, and her ears were like mini parabolic antennas that were too large for her small, gruesome face. In other words, she was not picture perfect. If I were to liken her to an art form, Bambi is what you might call an abstract work of art. She had a face that only her mother could love.

You may not believe it, but I fell in love with Bambi. True, she was not anywhere near my ideal woman, but there was something in her that pinched my heart. I guess it was her magnetic smile that swept me off my feet. There was something enticing in the way that she parted her lips when she smiled.

It was a whirlwind romance that did not last long. Just when I thought life was beginning to be a lot rosier than it used to be, and just when I thought I had found someone who put life into my existence, Bambi succumbed to pneumonia a few months after we met. I could not explain how I felt with her sudden demise-tears did not well from my eyes. All I knew was that there was too much pain in my heart. A pain too extreme, it ceased to be pain.

We buried Bambi one afternoon knowing only her memories will be with me forever. I will forever miss not the things she had told me, but more importantly-the things that she had shown me in the very short time that we had an affair. Bambi never told me she loved me, but she made me feel loved. Bambi never told me I am important, but she made me feel important. Bambi never told me I am special, but she made me special. That was all I could ask for. That was all anybody could ask for.

Dear colleagues in the service, parents entrust their children to this institution hoping that we will accept them as our own. Our students, on the other hand, look up to us as their surrogate parents in this school. Whether we like it or not therefore, we are duty and responsibility bound to accept them as our adopted children, and provide them the best training and the best education possible within our means.

I am sure that we will never run out of words to tell our students, but sometimes, our words are without meaning-our words are hollow. There is no doubt in my mind that we have more than enough ears for our students, but sometimes, we do not listen. I believe that we have more than enough hands for our students, but sometimes, our hands are tied behind our backs.

There is a nagging question that lingers in my mind whether we are doing enough to show our students we mean every single word we tell them. You see sometimes, dear teachers, our actions betray our words. Our words may camouflage our true feelings and thoughts, but the heart betrays our true emotions by our actions. Let us give our students what they deserve. That is all they are asking for.

Believe it or not, Bambi has taught me a very valuable lesson in life no human being has taught me before. A lesson that, perhaps, only she could ever express without uttering a single word that it is not what a person says that matters, but it is what he does to let other people know what is truly being said.

Brothers and sisters in Christ, when love is great, there is no need for words, for even in silence ove can be heard. *** From the REFLECTOR

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