In a visit to Cebu Memorial Park today, I overheard Hannah (Maven's mom) talk to her eldest son Rayne.
"Rayne, say Thank You to Nathan. Because of him, Maven's heart got saved."
That touched the deepest part of my soul. It made me cry. I'm glad my baby's life and our experiences did not go in vain.
Last weekend, I feel very blessed to witness a wedding of my friend and fellow colleague. Aside from the breath-taking sight and wonderful ambiance, the ceremony celebrated by Pastor Jo Alfafara was so beautiful that it made me cry. It was very frank and based on his 30 years of marriage. It is a beautiful reminder of the vow that I took and a good reflection of the marriage I live.
My memorable take-aways:
Earlier this month, Let It ECHO received the much-awaited good news from SEC. After months of going back and forth of signing papers, we are finally officially registered! We are very happy. We couldn't have done it without our good friend lawyer, Atty Maria Carmen Tormis-Abayon. Thank you for the help. Thank you, everyone, for the patience.
Now we can start working with our plans. Let's make the world a better place, one kid at a time.
My most awaited 3-day vacation to LA finally came. When I arrived at LAX, I got the tightest hug from my mom. I can barely breathe but it was most welcome. I love it. How I miss my parents so badly. One time, a piece of eyelash got inside my eye. I asked my mom to blow it. She kissed it instead. My heart melted. I felt like a little girl again.
This year I had the privilege to travel to the US again for my second time. It's so much better this time because my husband had gotten his visa a year before. That means he could travel with me. Yey! :)
Pasalubong is common to all Filipinos. I do it to friends and relatives who travel too. It is the Filipino culture's form of "parayg" or endearment when they ask you for pasalubong (gifts). It's our way of appreciating them for being able to go and see the world. It's a tap on the shoulder saying, "Good job! Have fun!" It is received as a flattery but we have to watch for it so as not to overdo it. Make sure you are not putting pressure on the traveler.