Friday, August 1, 2008

Nostalgic Moments

Together with the picture from my previous post, I stumbled upon this. A picture of Inay & Itay (Mom & Dad) when my son celebrated his 6th birthday in Tagaytay City.

47 years ago, Inay & Itay had their honeymoon in Taal Vista Lodge. We even thought of surprising them with another honeymoon treat for their anniversary. Unfortunately, Itay passed away exactly a year ago today.

Remembering

We struggled over the loss, most especially Inay. It took her several months before she got back to her regular community work for our church... which was only understandable of course. Imagine, after their retirement, they have practically spent everyday together for the last 20 years. Tell me about sharing a lifetime together.

What's wonderful about their relationship was the way they have grown to know and understand each other. They can communicate without uttering a word. Still at times, they have misunderstandings...but nothing that love couldn't forgive.

Now that Itay is gone, we can only look back to those shared memories...and what's most memorable about his death anniversary is that it will always happen on my birthday. lol!

11 comments:

maiylah said...

Happy Birthday!!
prayers both for you and Itay ... :)

take care

Strider said...

@ maiylah: Thanks for your prayers. (",)

Jena Isle said...

That's a poignant tale Strider. I'm sure he is happy in where he is now. Happy Birthday too. (Asan ang blow out?)

Strider said...

@ jena isle: Thanks jena isle, I'm sure he is...
After 7PM, coding will be lifted. Pwede na bumili ng cake. lol!

Vernnie said...

Happy Birthday Bro!!! I know wherever Itay is, he's proud of who you were and who you've become. Maybe he really chose your birthday to say goodbye to all of us, you who if you've not held on to inay one more day would have been born at the end of july, when the rest of us your elder sibs except Kuya Gil were born; and you who shares his chinese zodiac, Itay also being a rooster like you.

cheers bro, keep the faith burning!

vicky said...

Happy Birthday!!!

I also showed your blog to Inay.
She read it too. She smiled seeing the picture. Kindly have a copy for us too, ok?

I know Itay left us being proud of you. Keep up being the best dad you are, as Itay had been to us...

God bless!!

Strider said...

@ ate vernnie: I feel so blessed to be your brother. Thank you so much!
Itay knew that we'll all be fine even after he's gone.

Strider said...

@ Ate Vicky: Thanks for sharing this post to Inay. Itay is surely very proud of you too.

SandyCarlson said...

What a touching story. Poignant. I wish you every bit of peace and joy.

Strider said...

@ sandycarlson: Thank you for the warm wishes Sandy. May God bless you tenfold for your kindness. (",)

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