Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Why Stay?

Why stay asked a friend last night from Korea.  He says, "there is so much more out there that I beleive you could be better off, with your capabilities, understanding and more importantly your drive to succeed...WHY STAY?"

It made me think of the hardship I have faced over the years on this rock in western Pacific hemisphere, the island we know as home.  I stopped to think about it, the question that is...Why is it that I am still here? Why haven't I considered the move earlier on.  Well, it's simple, as I smiled back at him and said, this is where I live, with the people I love, the island I adore, and eventually the place where I will be laid to rest... He looked back at me and nodded his head and said, "I admire that, you express love for your country and are doing everything necessary to support it's growth economically".

Sure, there are opportunities, and why not look at greener pastures for oneself, but in the end, everyone comes home.  Now I am blessed with a wife and eight loving children that make any bad day feel great.  This is my home, this is my life I chose for myself, these are my reasons for staying.

8 comments:

DATALIG said...

I, too, admire you. I will come home soon one day, too. Nice post.

Road-Block Blogger said...

Thanks for the comment. There are times that i wonder and maybe one day, when our youngest are at the age to head off to college or something, then maybe Boni and I will jump on a plane and be in the area surrounded by our children, but eventually, we will come home.

bigsoxfan said...

Amen. I harbor an island like Saipan in my mind. I suspect I thought my old home would never be the same and I grabbed onto branches which I thought could be my real home, but not to be. I would like to return one day to your island and respect the vision you work every day to maintain. Bless you for the hard work and fortitude required to remain on your island.

Road-Block Blogger said...

It is true that most of us take for granted the space we live in We do not show care and deliberately ignore our surroundings as we engulf ourselves with everyday life.

One woman told me, "never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life"... yeah, the woman who told me this made sense of how I viewed life and I immediately changed it. Then, I married her...

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Just a simple man who loves and cares for his family. Personal views with life in general, business and challenges in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Sharing what we have through publications BISON Relations push out for everyone to keep abreast of what's happening in our beloved island home, Saipan.