I don’t know what to feel. I am filled with different emotions.
After sending that “coming out” email to my Bosses… I was expecting the worst possible scenario, but of course being myself, I am very hopeful that everything would be well. True enough, everything turned out all right.
I realized that when you live a good life, show kindness, live by example and do the kind of things that comes from the heart… you will be blessed. Not in any matter but blessing you would never imagine you will receive. I am more than happy that my Bosses understood and accepted my condition, and I even gave them realizations of their own.
After this one, I don’t feel afraid as I used to about coming out. I hope somehow, other people living with HIV will find hope in my experience. Hope that everything will always be all right in the end.
Below are the responses I received from my Bosses.
Thank you for your brave email. I know it must have been gut-wrenching for you to write it and i appreciate your candor and concerns.
I will discuss this matter with our shareholders E and VC when I am next in Manila. So i hope you won't mind me copying this email to VC.
My Dearest H ,
Thank you for you brave letter. You have all my emotional support and if comes to that, material too. I hope you don’t feel bad emotionally, is the worse kind of suffering. From the world I come from is openly discuss and people help each other so any time you ant to talk to me I’m at your disposal.
I have been wanting to go to the MC but a very dear person to me has been found out with cancer and the doctors don’t know how long she has to live... I hope to see you next week I’m kind of down myself. Curiously enough I paint better when I’m in a low , so life has a wise way to compensate.
Been there and done that several times over....told you, am old lady...you have HIV, not AIDS....still a looong way to go. It answers a lot of questions that I had about you, though...
Spend time contemplating what your calling is, the art or the ministry....or both....For now; let us just walk the walk, together.
You make us realize that we should require a basic physical for all the employees....look into the programs....and get them ready for V and I to analyze when we return. Ask B to give you Med tech's info.
You'd be the best person to do this.
You have guts, H...Bravo!
Back next week.