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Recovering at home

My father got confined at the hospital last week. It was one of the scariest moment in our life. He was not feeling well for the past weeks. We went to the family doctor for the checkup and had several laboratories to know what is wrong with him. The family doctor then refers us to the neurologist. Another laboratories were given to us and then went back to the doctor with the results. Right then the neurologist told us the condition of our father. We’re advised to confined him at the hospital but my father refuses. The neurologist understands and told us to take laboratories and go to her clinic for updates.

Unfortunately, my father condition is getting worse. Both legs are swelling, hardly breath and chilling. We decided to bring him to the hospital because his condition is serious. My father was confined for five days. Laboratories are normal except his looping creatinine. And the father’s getting is not working well. Now, he is recovering at home and hopefully, his condition will get better after taking those medicines. I am praying to God that my father will recover soon. Also, praying to God to give my father strength and determination to go on with life even if he is having a hard time. Thank you, Lord for my father’s life and for always there for him. To my father, get well very soon. Love to see you smiling again and playing with your grandchildren.

Celebrating the 70th birthday of my mother

Last May 9, 2018, was the 70th birthday of my mother. Even though my mother died 29 years ago, we still celebrate her birthday every year. It is our way of telling her that she is loved and remembered even if she is no longer with us. Our mother played the important part in our life. Because of her, we grew up responsible human beings. Her teachings are still alive and we are passing it to the next generation of the family. My mother’s absence is our strength to continue with life through her teachings. We missed her like every day of our lives.

On her 70th birthday, I can tell that my mother is happy up there because we are complete. Yes, my older brother with his fiancee and my younger brother with his wife and son did come to celebrate with us. They gave time to come and visit our mother at the cemetery. Also, we brought her grandchildren so my mother can see them. She was not able to be with them because she died early. We brought flowers for her and light candles for her. And cooked the family’s favorite dishes to complete the celebrations.

Mother, I know that you are happy wherever you are. Always know that we love you and you will always be in our hearts. Thank you for everything. Please continue to watch us and guide us every day. Happy birthday mother, we love you and we missed you very much.

Lunch date with my sister

It has been a long time since the last time my sister and I have our moments together. Since she got married, we do not have the time to go out just the two of us. I so missed having the time again when the sister and I have our bonding together because she has a family and the kids are her priorities. I understand that the sister busy with work and her family. We do have our bonding but with kids, so we do not have time to talk and share my thoughts and feelings. Oh well, just girly things.

Two weeks ago, my sister and I have our lunch date. We have our bonding without the kids. I am so happy that my sister gave time to be with me. We talked a lot as if we have not seen each other for years, knowing that we are neighbors.haha! My sister treated me to lunch at the expensive restaurant. It was very memorable for us because it was the first time that we dine in the expensive restaurant. We ordered foods that we rarely eat. After lunch, we went shopping a bit and then visiting our mother at the cemetery. It was indeed another memorable event in my life with my dear sister. Hopefully, we get to bond again. Thank you, sister, for the time and the treat. Love you much!

Playing with the kids before classes starts

Before the busy and study time starts, the sister and I decided to treat the kids at the mall and play with them. We went to the play area and having fun. I am also having fun with them. To be honest I haven’t tried to play at the Time Zone (the play area). It was my first time to go there and I must say I am having so much fun. I felt like a kid again.haha! We play basketball, bowling, and other games for kids that I don’t know what it is called.LOL And I tell you, it is a moment that I will treasure forever.

We played for more than an hour and I am so tired. I really felt my age after we play games. The challenge is that when you play good, you will get more tickets and one ticket is equal to one points. The more points the biggest chances of getting any stuffs/items you like. Unfortunately, we did not able to hit the points on the item that the kids wanted to have. Better luck next time kids. The most important is that we are having fun and we did have an awesome time together before you will go back to school and will be very busy studying. Thank you, kids, for you make me feel young again!

Family summer outing

I have said in my other post about the family summer outing plans. I am happy to say that we had our family outing last Sunday. I have picked a resort and is not too far and budget friendly. We had our summer outing at Bay Coronon Beach Resort at Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur. It is really a nice place and has four swimming pools. Two for the adults and two for the kids. The kids are having fun and enjoying the water. It is nice to have a break and having fun away from the busy city. Not like the previous summer outing, we did not stay overnight because of our little angel, Lian and my father did not like the idea to stay overnight.

It was a memorable summer outing of the family, unfortunately, we are not complete. The older brother and his wife, the younger brother and his wife and kids did not make it. They have a earlier engagement that cannot be canceled that is why they did not come to our summer family outing. I just shared some photos on social media to keep them updated. Even if we are not complete, we still enjoyed the summer outing and we will treasure this moment. I promised to go back there again with the family. I will make sure that in our second time to go there, the family is complete so it will be more enjoyable and memorable.

If you are planning to have a family outing you should consider visiting Bay Coronon Beach Resort. It is nice and budget friendly.