It is more than a month ago since I left my homecountry, again. I spent three weeks vacation there. I'm so happy tough that I had with me nice memories with my family there, to cherish. Touching moments.
Many years ago I left my homecountry to work to Norway. To support my children so that they can acquire an education. And they graduated from elemtary, to high school and college without me being there for them, except when my second daugther graduated in college. And many years had gone by and I now have 6 grandchildren, which is 5 of them goes to school and had many graduations and recognition that I missed. But last March, for the first time I was able to attend the Recognition day and Graduation Day of my four grandchildren.
First Graduation day I attended was Zyrish graduation from kindergarten. I was of course invited and she asked me if I can be with her at the stage when she recieved her medals. She got three medals.
Her parents was very proud of her and grandma too. The first medal.
And the second medal with grandma. Zyrish was not smiling anymore. She was already exhausted with the long program. And it was really hot that day!
Many years ago, I was present at her mother's Graduation day in Kindregarten too. She was the Valedictorian.
Me and my daughter Chelsea.
Anyway the day after: Zimon and Candice Recognition day.
Zimon got one medal. His parents were surprise because although he is a bright boy, he just couldn't sit still in class. But, we were happy for him too:)
And this was Zimon and Zyrish mother and me two years before I went to Norway.
And the best part was to be able to attend Jan Andrie's Graduation Day in Elementary School. My oldest grandson. He graduated one year younger than his classmates. He too has lot of talents. He had won many awards in many fields during his elementary years. Drawing, singing, declamation and art contests.
His trophies in different fields.
But what touched me most was when he led the graduates in their farewell song. His voice was so clear, strong and beautiful.
and when he gave me a rose.
I didn't graduated elemetary school when I was in the Philippines,
( I studied and finished every level up to college when I came to Norway ) and I didn't witness his father's graduation too. Thanks God, I manage to attend my oldest grandson's graduation. And it was first time for me to witness such an event. It was very precious and unforgettable moment.
Me and my one and only son Brian, my Cinderella man.
And here we are, many years ago, before I left to work abroad and missed many important moments in their lives.
What made me sad though was that I was not able to attend Ethan's moving up at his school. He is my fifth grandson. It was also Jan Andrei's Graduation Day.
Anyway, I was able to attend his mother's Graduation day in Nursery School....
... and in College.
Ariel, Michelle's husband now, Chelsea, my first daughter and me.
More happy memories to come:)