Love is not dependent on the highs and lows of life. It relies on a commitment of will. Love is not blown back and forth by winds of change, circumstance or environmental influences. Even though emotions may be fickle and jump from one extreme to another, I have chosen to love you, my lover, my best friend.
And my choice is sustained by an uncompromising will.

Love is far more than an emotional, biological high … true love is an enduring expression of our divine soul.

Eva Santiago  © 2017


My Troubles’ Funeral
We are gathered here today to pay respects to my troubles and say our last good-byes. Through troubles I’ve endured ,I learned many a valuable lesson and without them ,I would not be the person you know today. 
Good-bye to you dear insecurity, naive friend, that made me doubt everything. On account of doubt I learned to have faith in myself.

Good-bye tough times; though I made many mistakes, you built character in me, making me stronger than I ever gave myself credit for. 

Good-bye self-hate, because of you I love myself more. 

Good-bye little Miss forgotten , because once I emerged, no one has been able to forget me. 

Good-bye darkness, for now I see everything clearly in the light. 

Good-bye self disdain, now I can make better decisions… Because I respect myself as never before. You’ve been good to me. Thank you for being a brilliant teacher. But I have to leave you now, because I have to fulfill my purpose and be who God made me to be. 
I just hope that others can put their old troubles quickly to rest. There are more lessons to learn, and my old troubles are too tired and must be laid to rest,no longer suffering . 
Eva Santiago © 2017


If not treated with great care

A heart that has opened wide

Will begin to close itself ever so slowly

The process is seldom over night

The closing is certain

Just like a sun flower which opens at dawn’s first light heart sunflower

And closes on the tail end of the sun’s rays

So behaves the human heart.

Eva Santiago copyright 2017