The fundamental glue that holds any relationship together... is trust.
Back in 2009, one of the greatest challenges we faced as a family was the typhoon Ondoy (Ketsana). Continuous raining from Friday evening until Saturday night caused such disastrous flooding to many in our area.
A lot of different calamities can hit any family and a typhoon is just one of them. Adversity may be financial, emotional or even relational. In any case, trust is the one thing that is challenged the most.
Typhoon Ondoy challenged the trustworthiness of material things - our car, the books in our library, clothes, and trivial things that we would sometimes fuss over among family members only to be literally washed away in just one day.
Below, is our car submerged the night Ondoy hit. Just imagine what it looked like inside the house.
After two days of letting the flood subside, we went back to our house and started separating what needed to be junked from what we could salvage.
We kept clothes that we could still use and other stuff still usable. Sadly, we had to let go of so many things. At first, we tried to salvage the mattresses we had.
In the photos above and below, can be seen our Sleep Comfort Memory Foam Uratex mattress (the peach colored one) - our first choice when we purchased our bed for the new master's bedroom back in 2007 and placed in a bed box.
We tried to save our son's single bed, which was given to me by my mother when I still used to live with them as a single person, which I passed on to my son. Our in-laws tried to save their mattresses, as well, which were of different brands.
A few weeks later, all other mattresses had to be replaced - all except our Uratex bed. And until now, it is still the same mattress we are using in our bedroom.
Many adversities can test what we trust in. These challenges reveal who or what can be trusted in our life. As for me and my family, we have always found God to be trustworthy and faithful because He has sustained us through so many trials.
Ondoy, was not only a reality check for us but was also a challenge that solidified our trust for Uratex - they truly provide comfort "for life" - because that's how long their products can last. That's why for me and my family, #itrustUratex - quality proven since 1968.