she was strength and compassion personified

 

her name is “Ginhawa” – it’s a filipino word deep in meaning: comfort, freedom from pain, freedom from want, solace, relief.

all these she provides in abundance. she raised six kids and an infinite number of grand kids and great grand kids. her house was a fortress from the world. she was strength and compassion personified. she loved her family so fiercely.

my uncle anas was in the merchant marines and sailed the world most of his adult life. ginhawa, tiang ging to all of us, stayed at home to take care of everyone and everything. she did it with devotion and love without condition.

my tiang ging passed away last week. today is her birthday. i celebrate it with fondness. i loved her. still do. forever | Samuel Sereno Simon SerenoLorenzo-Renee Sereno Jun Santiago Sereno PamilyaMatulis

Bionic Womam

dear mang boy,

tapos na ang operasyon ni mommy at nasa daan na patungo sa paggaling. para sa mga hindi sumusubaybay sa kanyang mga karanasan: nilagyan ng bakal ang naputol niyang buto sa kaliwang hita, kaya’t bionic woman na ang tawag namin sa kanya. nawala na rin ang epekto ng anesthesia kaya hindi na niya inaakalang nagluluto pa rin siya ng tortang patatas sa ospital.

sa ngalan ng aking dalawang magagandang kapatid, Emmy San Jose at Ester Brown, nagpapasalamat kami sa mga doctor niya, lalong lalo na kay Doktor Enriquez na nag-opera sa kanya, at sa kumpare kong Ags GameFarm Doktor Boyet Silverio na nag-askikaso sa kanya. Salamat din sa mga nurse at lahat ng mga miron sa Marikina Valley Hospital – papainumin ko kayong lahat pag uwi ko sa May.

nasa ospital pa si mommy Angela David kaya pwede pa kayong dumalaw. pasayahin naman ninyo siya, para sa akin.

kampai!
unkyel batjay