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A mother, now a blogger.

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“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?…”  ~Marianne Williamson~

Hello there and welcome to my blog!!:)

I’m Marina B. Wolfgang, a native born Filipino. I am a mother, a sister, a friend, and a nurse by profession. As a Filipino, I like to eat rice with adobo, like the gossips and dramas, too. I grew up in one of the most beautiful islands in the Philippines called Camiguin. I was married to a born American citizen for three months; he died not knowing that I got pregnant. Our daughter is seventeen years old now. It was not easy to raise her on my own but those years were the most challenging, fulfilling, and most humbling times of my life. Nothing is ever greater than to learn to love someone beyond and above your own.

My job is a nurse who works in a Nursing Homes facility. It is a place where I have seen myself going; it gives me some good views about aging, inspires me to be an advocate of goodness and compassion for the elderly ones. Life seems to end after retirement, or at certain age, but it shouldn’t be, because no matter what age or what stage we are in, our life continues to matter. There is only one ultimate goal we are all trying to prove, that our life is never wasted, that WE MATTER.


My idea of blogging started when my Dad died with liver cancer three years ago. He was the most patient, humble, hard working, positive, and never being judgmental person I have ever known. I want to continue his legacy being the most inspiring Dad he was. He never went to college but he loved to read, memorized paragraphs of poems and lines of stories by heart. He was a very good public speaker, and never afraid to speak his mind. One of the best memories I had with my Dad was him memorizing the famous poem of American writer, Max Ehrmann, the DESIDERATA. The word itself means: things desired as essentials. Every line of the poem is important to our quest for meaning in life; one of my favorites is: “Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.”

My Dad was the light that opened up my heart to go beyond what my eyes can see. It is my intention to share his wisdom that starts to reflect on me. It is time to be the light and reflection of a one good father who lived by his own examples, and showed to us, his children, that we can be a part of light that guides and inspires the world; a light that reflects the love and true goodness of God.

My blog is about sharing of thoughts, ideas, inspirations, and all sorts of information.

I welcome you all to my personal blog of Light and Reflections!!