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Rica Peralejo sees silver lining to COVID-19 pandemic

Former actress Rica Peralejo says she ‘loves and hates’ the pandemic when she reflected on her quarantine life.

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08/06/2020 12:44 PM
Rica Peralejo sees silver lining to COVID-19 pandemic
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The community quarantine has been difficult for most people as it forced everyone to stay at home to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease.

And it's no different for former actress Rica Peralejo who got stranded in the United States after travel restrictions were imposed as a precautionary measure against COVID-19.

However, it wasn't as hard for the former Kapamilya star as she got to spend the whole quarantine period with her family.


This is why Rica said she "loves and hates" the pandemic when she reflected on her quarantine life in an Instagram post she shared on Wednesday, August 5.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

“I love and hate the pandemic.” In just one line, my six-year-old son summarized how many of us feel about our collective experience. On one hand, I feel like my life was put on hold. Surely, I lost a lot — opportunities, experiences, development. But at the same time, I feel like this has been the best time of my family life. God is knitting all the hearts involved in our small family of four in a way that has never happened before. It’s such a time of rich deposit that goes deep into the treasure banks of our souls which will serve to be a source of the wholeness and fullness we need when it is already time to let go. These kids will grow older. They’ll want to do their own thing, have their own families, and not live with us anymore. So I can only be glad that God had given us this time to be together. The time to be fond of one another. The time to want nothing but each other. The time when bath tubs were everything, and big hugs are not hard to get or give. (Why is it that when am I being present, I also cannot help but think of the future?) But this is “why I love” the pandemic. It was the reason why we got stranded halfway around the globe, and only God knew it was what we needed to seal a lifetime’s worth of quality memories. The kind that not only the mind will remember, but even by every cell, every bone of my body, our bodies. #mamawonders #mamawanders PS: See my stories to see our day at the beach!

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“'I love and hate the pandemic.' In just one line, my six-year-old son summarized how many of us feel about our collective experience," she said.

"On one hand, I feel like my life was put on hold. Surely, I lost a lot — opportunities, experiences, development," she added.

"But at the same time, I feel like this has been the best time of my family life," she continued. "God is knitting all the hearts involved in our small family of four in a way that has never happened before. It’s such a time of rich deposit that goes deep into the treasure banks of our souls which will serve to be a source of the wholeness and fullness we need when it is already time to let go.

"These kids will grow older. They’ll want to do their own thing, have their own families, and not live with us anymore. So I can only be glad that God had given us this time to be together. The time to be fond of one another. The time to want nothing but each other. The time when bath tubs were everything, and big hugs are not hard to get or give. (Why is it that when am I being present, I also cannot help but think of the future?)"

Ending her post, Rica said being stranded halfway around the globe is what her family needed to "seal a lifetime's worth of quality memories."

"But this is 'why I love' the pandemic. It was the reason why we got stranded halfway around the globe, and only God knew it was what we needed to seal a lifetime’s worth of quality memories," she said.

"The kind that not only the mind will remember, but even by every cell, every bone of my body, our bodies," she added.