With no other potential TV assignments in sight other than her then-existing teleserye, Kapamilya actress Dimples Romana took a leap of faith about a major life decision, and she is not sorry she did.
Now enjoying her farm in Alfonso, Cavite, Romana recalled the day she was in fear that she might not be able to finish paying for a farm land she bought on instalment basis. She looked back on those days through an Instagram post on Aug. 28, sharing a photo of herself relaxing in the farm.
“The Lord says do not be afraid. But I was afraid,” she said as she narrated how she took the “leap of faith and buy this farm lot in Alfonso many years back.”
“We were taping for ‘Only You’, with Gel, Sam, Tito Tirso. Yun ang project na nakapagbayad nito,” she said. (That was the project that paid for this.)
Romana expressed her gratitude to her Star Creatives family especially since she and her family “didn’t have much then. We had just finished paying for our first home.” She did say that she had a little amount of money but she was intending to use it for a new car she wished to buy.
“But I’m not really one to invest on cars,” she said. All that she was after is a car that is functioning.
“So we decide to use the money as downpayment for this farm lot,” she said. “Ilang taon din naming binuno.” (It took us many years of struggle.)
“And every time I get the chance to visit our home here, I thank the Lord for the many times he guided us and quietly whispered to my ear, ‘Anak (my child), do not be afraid. You may not see me. But I AM WITH YOU,'” she said.
Romana and her family are beginning to plant on the property and farm little by little.
“It’s much cooler here and the soil I feel will yield more fruits and veggies,” she observed. “Ano bang magandang simulan itanim?” (What would be good to plant first?) JB