As we crossed the bridge together...

I was in a mixed emotion when I found myself on my first day of training to have handled 40 students who underwent bridge program. The program was intended to enhance the linguistic competence of all incoming college freshmen students in one University in a far-flung area in Mindanao. But as days went by, I never realized that the learning process, workshops and trainings that we hurdled together made us feel like one big happy family. While the learning was never easy for them, to have tried to speak that for them might be too unconventional, a wonderful connection and the most rewarding friendship lead us into one common goal- "And that there is unity in learning".

For 20 days, though it was such a very short span of time,I could say that I am too blessed to have been given such responsibility and to have experienced being a facilitator and friend to them. And as I went back home this morning to continue my journey while folding this one page in my life with the EBP students, I know I will forever cherish those challenging moments.

Thanks to my EBP studes who paid tribute before I parted with them on our last day together. I will surely miss those shared laughters. I wasn't able to say much of how I feel for them...maybe because I was just too overwhelmed with the way they responded(surprisingly on my part) and to the little contributions I have added in their soon-to-be college life. But as I go back to my own journey leaving you all as independent learners in your own fields, I wish to extend my heart-felt thanks and warm congratulations for having passed this one test in your lives. Just continue reaching for your star!

And so I dedicate this song to the EBP bridgers and to our Almighty God ...as I express my warmest gratitude for all that we went through...

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Thanks To You
by Tyler Collins

Thank you for teaching me how to love
Showing me what the world means
What I've been dreamin' of
And now I know, there is nothing that I could not do
Thanks to You

For teaching me how to feel
Showing me my emotions
Letting me know what's real
From what is not
What I've got is more that I'd ever hoped for
And a lot of what I hope for is
Thanks to you

(Oh there's)No mountain, no valley
No time, no space
No heartache, no heartbreak
No fall from grace
Can't stop me from believing
That my love will pull me through
Thanks to You


(Oh There's)There's no mountain, no valley
No time, no space
No heartache, no heartbreak
No fall from grace
Can't stop me from believing
That my love will see me through
Thanks to You
Thanks to You

For teaching me how to live
Putting things in perspective
Showing me how to give
And how to take
No mistake
We were put here together
And if I breakdown
Forgive me but it's true
That I'm aching with the love I feel inside
Thanks to You
Thanks to you


Tikey said...

Peborits ko din yang kantang yan nung nasa first year college ata ako, keyalang diko makanta kanta dahil nawawala ako sa tono.. hehehe

Shoshana said...

This is a nice song. I don't think I heard this before.

Cielo said...

hi ev, i know that it is truly rewarding when you had shared your talent and knowledge unselfishly.

Hats off to you!!

krystyna said...

Hi Ev!
Thanks very much for your prayer!!

I am happy reading your today’s post.
Congratulations for your EBP. You are great!
And you are very modest person.
You chose beautiful, perfect song to explain your gratitude.
I’m sure students never forget you!

"And that there is unity in learning".

Good luck and happiness to you!

ann said...

Binabalik lang nila syo yung magandang treatment mo sa kanila kaya ganun di ba?

Goodluck to your next journey.

ev said...

i heard this song on my way home(sa bus) and somehow i got inspired by this to express my gratitude to my students and of course to God.

this sing is a very classic one..iba lang talaga ang tunog classic...yun yung kahit matagal na at marinig mo uli sa ere eh may impact pa rin sa damdamin ng tao...and yes, it truly has wonderful lyrics.

thanks for dropping by..minsan kelangan nating ibalik ang pasasalamat sa mga taong nagdagdag ng kulay sa malawak nating mga karanasan sa buhay..and of course sa Diyos sa lahat ng pagkakataon.

it is truly a great feeling to be able to help unselfishly.

you're welcome! God is great!so dont ever lose the chance to thank Him in all circumstances, regardless.

thanks for the well wishes...i really do miss them...it is truly such a wonderful feeling to give love without counting how much it may cost...

love and kindness(by all means) will always be priceless.