I am a mother of four grown-up kids, three of whom have young kids of their own. I am currently based in the Philippines where I was born, raised and lived the most part of my life. I had a Catholic upbringing, had a Catholic education since Kindergarten up till high school at St. Theresa’s College. for college, I went to the University of the Philippines in Diliman.
I have been in business since I was 19 (over 30 years now) mainly in clothing design and manufacture and was for a very long time in food service, too, which I have put on hold for the time being. Just recently, I ventured into property development. I work full-time and love the most of it.
Everyday is a balancing act for me to keep the wheels running but what I seriously find tricky and challenging is keeping my days solely grounded and in close consonance with my heart’s innermost desire — to be good. Not just good as in successful good but good as in kind and loving good. Now, anyone in business faced endlessly with worldly cares, deadlines, limited resources, high and low cycles, manpower problems, etc. can vouch how mighty difficult this can get. I am no exception.
Still, I struggle to keep myself in check no matter what, again and again and again — all for the love of God. Zippers and rivets is my online account of my daily struggles to follow and love My All. Why? because I owe Him so much.
A zipper costs relatively little but with it broken, a garment becomes unusable. It consists of two strips of fabric tape with heaps of metal or plastic teeth, a slider that moves along the opposing rows of teeth, and a Y-shaped channel inside the slider.
The zipper binds together the two items or it separates, depending on the direction of the slider’s movement.
Similarly, we all have our opposing good and bad sides but depending on who we allow to lead us and depending on our motives, words and actions, we can decide to bind our differing natures together to become whole and useful in God’s love.
I pray to be continuously zipped up in God and riveted to Him for life.