But…I still can’t get over the fact that we (her own children) weren’t there again for another birthday of hers. As she celebrates her birthday every year, I can’t help but think of how little time we have left to be with her. She’s not sick or anything (except for the usual high blood and arthritis), but still, I can’t help but think of the precious time and precious moments that we’re wasting and not being with her on special occasions such as this. Of course I’m really thankful that her youngest brother and his family and Mama’s nephews and nieces in Manila went to our home to celebrate her birthday with her, but still, iba kasi ang kasiyahan pag nandun din ang sarili mong mga anak. Kuya Boyet was in Manila but apparently he had to work, so talagang wala ni isa sa mga anak ni Mama ang nakapunta sa handa nya. Waaaaahhhh!!!
The good news is that she’ll be here before I deliver in September and she’ll stay with us for a year (at least, that’s our agreement), so on her 72nd birthday, I’ll do my best to give her a memorable birthday.
Happy birthday to the bestest Mama in the whole world!