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“Thanks God, I am still alive.”

15 Jul

Source: “Thanks God, I am still alive.”

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Mother’s Day

13 May

Mother’s Day

You are a great mother to me.

Because you gave me life and showed me the world;

You are a special mother to me.

Because you care and love me tenderly;

You are a wonderful teacher to me.

Because you teach and guide me all the time;

With that, I wish you a great, special and wonderful Mother’s Day.

Nanay Magpakailanman (Mother Forever)

8 May

Bago ipanganak (Before Birth)

Nanay (Mother): “Asawa ko! Mukhang manganganak na ako ngayon kasi humihilab na ang tiyan ko.” “Aray”!

(“Hubby, I think I will deliver my baby now because my tummy is aching.” “Ouch”!

Tatay (Father): “Sige, Mahal. Dadalhin kita sa ospital ngayon din”

(“Yes, Dear.  I will bring you to the hospital right now”)

Pagkatapos ng Isang Buwan (After a month)

Sanggol (Infant): (umiiyak) “Whaaaa, whaaaa!”

(crying) “Whaaaa, whaaaa!”

Nanay (Mother): (nagmamadali) “Dito na ako, anak. Pasususuhin na kita.”

(in a hurry) “I am already here, baby to breastfeed you.”

Pagkatapos ng isang taon (After a year)

Anak (Baby): “Nanay, Nanay”

(“Mother, Mother”)

Nanay (Mother): (niyakap) “Wow, ang galing, galing mo naman, anak ko”

(hugged the baby) “Wow, you are so smart, my baby.”)

Pagkatapos ng limang taon (After five (5) years)

Anak (Son/Daughter): “Nanay, masama po ang aking pakiramdam.”

(“Mom, I am not feeling well.”)

Nanay (Mother): “Ipatingin kita sa manggagamot.”

(“Let us see the medical doctor.”)

Pagkatapos ng sampung taon (After ten (10) years)

Anak (Son/Daughter): “Nanay, gusto ko po mamasyal, kumain at makatanggap ng regalo sa kaarawan ko”.

(Mom, I would like to take a walk, dine-in with you and receive a gift on my birthday.”)

Nanay (Mother): “Sige, anak. Bastat maging mabait kang bata ay matutupad ang mga kahilingan mo.”

(Son/Daughter, as long as you will be a good child, your wishes will be granted.”)

Pagkatapos ng labinlimang taon (After fifteen (15) years)

Anak (Son/Daughter): “Nanay, nakatapos na ako ng pag-aaral na may karangalan.” “Maraming salamat po sa inyo.”

(“Mom, I graduated already with flying colors.” “Thank you so much.”)

Nanay (Mother): (napakasaya) “Masayang-masaya ako, anak dahil nakatapos ka na may karangalan.”

(very happy) (“I am very happy that you graduated with flying colors, my son/daughter.”)

Pagkatapos ng limang taon (After five (5) years)

Anak (Son/Daughter): “Nanay, mag-aasawa na po ako.”

(“Mom, I am getting married.)

Nanay (Mother): “Binabati kita at hangad ko ang iyong kaligayan at tagumpay.”

(Congratulations and I wish for your happiness and success.”)

Pagkatapos ng sampung taon (After ten (10) years)

Anak (Son/Daughter): “Nanay, heto na po ang mga apo ninyo.”

(“Mom, Here are your grandchildren.”

Nanay (Mother): “Wow, ang gaganda at ang popogi nila.”

(Wow, they are so pretty and handsome.”)

Pagkatapos ng limampung taon (After fifty (50) years)

Nanay (Mother): (umiiyak) “Matanda na ako at malapit ng mamatay. Ano mang oras ay babalik na ako sa  Diyos. Tangi mong pakatandaan na mahalin at pangalagaan mo ang iyong pamilya tulad ng pagmamahal at pangangalaga ko sa iyo noong ikaw ay bata pa, habang lumalaki hanggang magkaroon ng sariling pamilya.”

(crying) (“I am already old and getting nearer to death. Anytime, I will go back to God.  Just remember, you have to love and care your own family as what I did love and care to you when you were young and getting older until you have your own family.”)

Anak (Son/Daughter): (umiiyak) “Nanay ko na pinakamamahal ko. Kung ang Diyos ang nagbigay ng buhay sa akin, Ikaw, Nanay ko ang nagbigay ng kulay ng buhay ko. Ako ay lubos na nagpapasalamat sa iyo, Nanay, sa lahat ng mga bagay na ipinagkaloob mo sa akin. Wala po kayong katulad. Napakadakila po kayong nanay para sa akin at sa aking pamilya. Hindi lang po, masayang pagbati ng Mother’s Day sa inyo kundi masayang Mother’s Forever sa inyo.”

(crying) (“My beloved Mom. If God gave me life, You, my Mother, gave colors in my life.” I am very thankful to you for all the things that you had given to me. You are incomparable. You are the greatest mother for me and for my family. It is not only the greetings of Mother’s Day to you but also the happiest Mother Forever to you.”)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November First (Nov. 1)

1 Nov
Candles and Flowers

Candles and Flowers

All Saint’s Day

It has been a Filipino tradition to celebrate All Saint’s Day or All Soul’s Day at the cemetery.  Members of the family, relatives and close friends place on fresh flowers or customized basket of flowers at the tomb of their departed love ones. They also lit up candles and pray together silently for the souls of their relatives. They really miss their love ones who were already rested in peace and trying to accept the fact that their love ones will never come back again to see them.

Socialization

Aside from Christmas Day, the first day of November sometimes serves as reunion of family members, close relatives, friends, classmates and schoolmates. They bring something to eat like lunch meals and snacks. They talk about anything that sounds interesting to them. They talk about family matters, personal issues, childhood memories, school memorable moments, work experiences and success stories.  They enjoy their company and have some fun.

Significance of November First

November First does not only signify prayers in remembering our departed love ones.  It does not only remembering their heroism, legacy, advocacy, integrity, attitude and personality but also remembering them as greatest people in their own ways leading them towards eternal life.

November First does not only signify reunion or social gathering of all the people that are closed to us. It does not only mean of getting together for a purpose but also remembering those people who are still alive by showing our concern, love and care to them. Some of them are facing certain life challenges. Some people are living in poverty. Others are suffering from severe illnesses or diseases. Some of them are elderly people or persons with special needs. Those concerned citizens of the world have urgent basic needs which every person should pay more attention and able to respond as quickly as possible to their needs. These people need our help and attention more than those people that were rested in peace.

This is the true meaning of November First.  This is what our departed love ones wish and want for us to do. Life is too short for people who are doing great things than those who are doing nothing.

Para sa Dakilang Nanay

16 Oct

Para sa Dakilang Nanay.

Warm Up the Snow

23 Jun

Warm Up the Snow.

Aging Mother

3 May

Aging Mother.