Yes, I said precious because I can seldom be with her. I am missing her much now.
Last March, I went to the Philipines to visit my family there and celebrated my 51th birthday. My daughter fetched my mother from her home and drove her to Max Restuarant where the whole family gathered. She was surprised of course to see everybody. I believed it made her happy.
My mother is a person that really don't talk much, but we can see her love through her gestures. What strucked me though was to see my mother getting older and weaker. I was used to see her strong who worked like a man to support us when we were young and took good care of my children when they were small while I work abroad. My heart ached for her. Longed to make her happy although for a short time.
This picture was taken from my birthday celebration with my mother and three of my 5 sisters.
After that we went to La Luz in Batangas with the whole family again. You can see how happy we were. But then our mother told us that she believe that it will be the last time that she can go with us in out of town trip because she can barely walk now.
Then after that, we visited my father's grave. It is not often my mother can do so because she lives in the province of Laguna now and our father's grave is in Valenzuela. It will take 4 to 6 hours drive.
In the picture is my oldest daughter, me, my mother and four of my six grandkids.
After visiting the resort, we ate our dinner in " Isdaan Restaurant"
My sister, mother and two grandkids!
And now, this is where my mother lives. Me and my sister spent some days there and loved every minute of it. To eat our mother's cooked meals which we missed so much and to relax and just be with her. Precious moments!
My grandchildren came to visit their great grandma too!
the view at the back of the house
Our mother loves flowers as you can see in the pictures.
She loves fruits too. So we bought a lot!
In front of the house. The neighbors was drying the rice grains under the sun!
my mother''s papaya tree
It reminds me of my mother's life. I hope I can prolonged more of her life with many years more so that we can spend many precious moments together. I just want to thank my mother for everything that she had done for me and for my children. I pray that God will be with her eveyday to give her strength and be sourrounded with his protection. I love you mother and miss you. Until we meet again.