You would have been 50 today. We bought a cake and pancit to celebrate the good life you had. We have not forgotten you, and I don’t think we will. Despite the laughter, alam mo naman na masiyahin tayo naturally, kinukurot pa rin kami ng pagkawala mo. I still haven’t been able to blog about you, your life, and your premature departure from this lifetime. Hindi ko pa rin alam ang sasabihin ko, except, thank you for everything. For being a friend, a sister, a great colleague. I still haven’t gotten over the shock that God took you away from us and your family at a very young age. Tayo pa ang huling magkasama. Basta mag-ingat ka kung nasaan ka man. God speed…
One of my BFFs who is now based in Dubai is home, yay! We will be seeing her and her husband soon but over the weekend, we met and brought our kids together. It is our first time seeing each of our younger daughters (we both have two girls) since we didn’t meet Alexis last year because she got sick. Both girls were born in 2014 and have kick-ass boys’ names 🙂
Advanced happy birthday to this little guy!
What a cutie! His mom used to work with us a few years back. His dad is German, but they live in Japan right now. They’re home now and this was an advance celebration for this first birthday. It was very simple but intimate. So great to catch up with friends who have since sought other pastures. As with other gatherings, there’s always this feeling of growing old, but getting wiser too. It is them I miss a lot.
Despite the minor nuisance in my life, someone will always, always love you and your craziness. I am normally uneasy about these kinds of activities, because I get stressed if things get too awkward, but it always ends up okay, and then I become thankful again. I’m sorry Lord God for the doubts and self-pity. Thank you for the constant reminder that You are by side and above me and all the things I constantly worry about.
Jollibee is loved by people of all ages. That’s why one of my friends who is now based in New Zealand decided to come home and celebrate her 40th birthday at the famous fastfood chain. And why not? Everybody still had fun. I got to play games again, and most importantly, I saw and met with old friends. How cool is that.
Some of Mischa’s classmates are hitting the 8th year mark. Whoa! Slow down time! I can’t believe Mischa is nearing hers too. I was looking at her interacting with her classmates during Kirsten’s party, and I am beginning to notice that they play differently now – less physical, more emotionally interactive, more deliberate but discerning in their actions. They’re definitely growing up. Sigh.
Anyway, happy birthday Kirsten! I hope you and Mischa continue to be friends way beyond your primary years. You and your mom as such nice people.