Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Grandmas's Day

November is the month where all of us visit our departed love ones. For years I got used to going to the cemetery and spent my entire day with some relatives, it has been a tradition in our family every year, I’m visiting my mom so I never fail to be there every November 1st. But this time I decided to go somewhere else, I know my mom will totally understand me for this as I will be visiting my 93 year old grandmother.  Yeah you read it right she’s 93 years old and still alive and kicking (I always see her as a strong woman) It has been 3 years since I last visited her, And there are random thoughts in my mind that she might not remember me anymore. But I’m so wrong! Her memory is so sharp she still remembers all of us, she still have a clear memory of every birthdays, wedding dates, death anniversaries etc… She’s living in a small island in of Alabat Quezon (this is where my mom spent her childhood days). Going there is really no joke! Its 7 hours away from manila, and aside from all the zigzag and bumpy roads. You also need to cross Lamon bay to be able to reach the island. Take note the weather is not good when we board the RORO There are strong wind and waves, that made me felt so dizzy. Thanks to Vicks inhaler I didn’t throw up! (Yikes) it’s been a tiring weekend for me… But seeing my Lola again, her smile, the spark in her eyes and hearing her very soft voice as she tell stories about our memories together is all worth it.
I have a strong respect for old people, I always believe they possessed great wisdom from all life’s experiences and the young ones like us are just trying hard pretending to know everything! J I know Lola is so touched when she saw me, I can see it in her eyes. That’s why it’s really hard to say goodbye, it’s not easy to do but sometimes we just have to…

 Here’s our photo with Lola…

With lola and cousins


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