I’ll Be There Someday

I do not own the video. I do not own the song.

Dear friend,

Praised be Jesus and Mary!

I had a really hard time in Biochemistry this afternoon. The lecture was oh-so-super-very-duper-extra difficult and confusing for me. I was very focused, very wide-awake, and very “into” the lesson. The problem is that I simply cannot understand those Piatos drawings of structures! Some more, it sounds like alien language to me. Most of the terms being used in lectures were like @$%^(){PK JV(^%$OJ E#Q&*(OJH*&^ &%#$#!!!

It has only been seven days since the opening of classes but it felt like months…or even years..to me and, maybe, to a few other classmates. One of our batchmates already withdrew his enrollment last week and our Vice Dean said that another student was thinking of doing the same thing. I could not blame a friend who got worried that I might be that other student. Alamak! Of course not!

I realized that I have been dwelling too much on the fact that everything was new to me. I felt inferior to my classmates who had loads of science classes before. I felt frustrated when my classmates reply with “Yeeess” whenever our doctor-professor would ask “Are you with me?” or “Isn’t it?” or “Are you able to follow?” Sigh. Today, at this very moment, I will (once again try to) put a stop to those useless thoughts. I must! If others were able to do it, I could not find a reason why I cannot do it.

Several things happened after Biochemistry.

1) I saw the third-year IT kuya in our auditorium. I introduced myself and told him that I was inspired by his academic excellence despite his non-science pre-med. He empathized with my struggles. He advised to read in advance before the lectures. I told him that I was already doing that. He explained that wordings in medical textbooks are sometimes difficult to understand. He shared his technique during his first year – to find references like tutorials in the internet that explains the topics in simpler words. Kuya helped me get inspired and motivated. I thank God for the opportunity to have a small chat with him.

2) I dropped by the chapel to seek for more help. It was very surprising and funny that I found some folded papers right at the pew where I was praying. Do you want to guess what that paper was? A guide to a Novena to St. Jude. Haha! Yes! See? I told you that was a bit funny. St. Jude is the patron saint of all hopeless cases. Haha! Perhaps, without prayer and intercessions, it would really be hopeless. In the prayer, it says, “…Most holy apostle St. Jude Thaddeus, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the Church honors and invoke you universally as the patron of all hopeless cases, of things almost despaired of.” Well, prayer is good. I have never asked for St. Jude’s intercession but I shall do it this time. 🙂


3) Since we were  dismissed early, I went for an hour of taekwondo training to give myself a short break before I go back to studying. I has been months since my last workout. It was very refreshing. Also, one girl was wearing this inspirational shirt:n


4) Lastly, but definitely not the least, I thank God for good friends. It was embarrassing when my friends noticed that my tears were gushing during class because of my frustration, but they were really nice. They helped me understand some parts which initially made no sense to me. They encouraged me to carry on and never give up. And, they did not make fun of my seemingly stupid questions. I like them not because they help me, but because I feel their sincerity whenever we talk. I love them.

I found a beautiful and touching song that expressed my heart. I embedded a YouTube video above. Uhmm…But, I don’t like the “it might take a lifetime” part, haha! But, I very much agree that this is where I’m meant to be. I will be there someday and I must be strong. And although my road in life wandered for the past decade, I am here to embrace my fate and pray and hope that I am doing God’s will. May this path lead me (us) to my (our) ultimate goal(s) which is to find a hero’s welcome in God’s embrace. Let us never lose hope and let us go the distance for God’s glory. All for Jesus! c”,)k

“Go The Distance”

(lyrics from http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/michaelbolton/gothedistance.html)

I have often dreamed, of a far off place

Where a hero’s welcome, would be waiting for me

Where the crowds will cheer, when they see my face

And a voice keeps saying, this is where I’m meant to be

I’ll be there someday, I can go the distance

I will find my way, if I can be strong

I know ev’ry mile, will be worth my while

When I go the distance, I’ll be right where I belong

Down an unknown road, to embrace my fate

Though that road may wander, it will lead me to You

And a thousand years, would be worth the wait

It might take a lifetime, but somehow I’ll see it through

And I won’t look back, I can go the distance

And I’ll stay on track, no, I won’t accept defeat

It’s an uphill slope, but I won’t lose hope

Till I go the distance, and my journey is complete

But to look beyond the glory is the hardest part

For a hero’s strength is measured by his heart

Like a shooting star, I will go the distance

I will search the world, I will face its’ harms

I don’t care how far, I can go the distance

Till I find my hero’s welcome, waiting in Your arms

I will search the world, I will face its harms

Till I find my hero’s welcome, waiting in Your arms.


Kristine G. Veneracion

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