Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Dancing to the Hope of Obando Fertility Rites

When you are not having a baby for more than a year with unprotected lovemaking, you are then considered infertile. Yup, my husband and I are included in that category. Do I sound so proud of it? Of course, NOT! We just accepted the reality that until any sign of life resides in my womb, we will be considered infertile. But that does not stop us in hoping for someday, our little angel will come to us as a wonderful present.

And we never stop in praying for our little angel – that is just our real hope. So after researching about the feast of Obando, Bulacan, finally on the morning of May 19 (Saturday), hon, my brother and I drove to this festivity. We do not even have any clue where it is (all we know that after Pampanga and before Manila- that is where Bulacan is) but determined and as hopeful as we are, we finally reached the Parish Church of Obando at 11 AM. Good thing, the fertility dances started just as we are settled in front of the altar of the church. Probably, we are never good at timing things (yeah, we’re both lousy with that) but for this one, we surely are at the right time.

When we went there, we are not asking for a miracle. We are just hoping that with our great faith and trust in the Lord, having a baby is not impossible. I know it is not just us who are praying for this. There are a lot of couples who like us, are dancing non-stop in the hope that a baby will soon bring genuine joy to our own homes. So at least we are not alone in this after all.

I know dancing in Obando is not just the answer for having a baby. But we are very positive that it is just a matter of waiting for the right time. It would be just like the manner of getting to the unfamiliar location of Obando and having participated in the ceremony right on time. The coming of our little angel will be just like that - uncertain but definitely RIGHT on TIME!

2 comments:

mari said...

hi sis,
G & I also think that dancing in Obando is for real :)... but we werent able to go last May because we were not sure of the date and exact place for the festivities. I know some couples who really went there and danced (another just made 'suyo' her intentions to a friend) and they already have their own angels now. I hope you have yours soon... or else, I hope to see you next May? :) Goodluck to us TTCers.

Arlene said...

Thanks sis! Let's continue praying for our little angels. It does not stop with the Obando fertility rites but I know with more devotion and trust in the Lord, that(THOSE) precious gift/s would come in our life. :)