Labour of Love

November 17, 2012

It had been a whirlwind day. The night before I had just arrived to Jakarta from Amsterdam; a painful 15 hour flight.  I was exhausted. That night, I got a few hours sleep and headed out early in the morning to catch my flight to Bali. Tired — YES! Hungry — Absolutely!! After getting situated in our hotel room, my husband and I walked over to the restaurant for dinner.

As I sat down to eat dinner at the restaurant, an overwhelming sense of peace and calm came over me. I felt as if my grandparents were present. They both passed away years ago. However, at that moment I knew they were with me. I got the sensation that they were so tickled and so proud that their granddaughter was having a hearty dinner in Bali.

Bali (Photo credit: LenaJacome)

I felt their ‘labour of love’: All their hard work and sacrifices so that their children and generations after could experience a better quality of life. I kid you not, it was the best meal ever!


Lena Jácome

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