As I posted on my other blog site, My Grandmother is going to have her 84th Birthday (My aunt miscalculated, she thought Lola is going to be 85) on the 24th of this month, but we are going to celebrate on the 31st, since we are driving to Chicago for the Labor Day weekend.
My Lola came to the United States when she was 66 years old (1990). Very thin, and suffering from Respiratory problem, she made it to this day. She’s been in and out of the hospital for the last 4 years, and with God’s mercy, she’s still alive and kicking.
I used to think that my grandmother is mean..I wasn’t able to cuddle with her, none of us did..It’s just how she is. She is the kind of person that spanking is her way of joking around. She would say opposite to a person without knowing that she could offend them and hurt their feelings..Negative things about my grandma, but on the other hand, she’s very hospitable. She would offer everything that she has, for you to be comfortable. She won’t quit until you eat what she offered. Very generous person too. I always borrow money from her, I am glad she never ask for payment, hahaha! she probably has a long list for me if she’s keeping tab.
She worries about her children even if they’re all grown, most of the time, if something happened to them in the Philippines , we don’t tell her, or she will not be able to sleep or eat. Mother’s love to her child is so pure and unconditional.
This is my mother, DIGNA, she’s the eldest of 6, she has 3 kids..Me, Henry and Kim..She came to the US with my dad (November 2002), sad to say, my father said goodbye to the world, October of 2004, 4 days, before his 65 birthday.
This is my aunt DOLORES (in Illinois), she came to the United States 1986, married her husband, uncle Rick and have 3 children, Richelle, Richie and Grace. She’s the best aunt ever. She is my savior and my Guardian angel. That says it all. I owe her a lot of money too, I am glad she doesn’t ask for payment either, but I know one of these days, she will remember, and I will be doomed…Poor me…
Since 1990, Inang, (as we call her)has been home 2 times, first in 1998 and the last was 2004. Most of her old relatives that were still alive when she left , were already gone when she came back. She had a nephew that passed away last year and we can’t tell her, so she thinks, he’s still up and kicking too. She would probably be surprised to see him when she goes where she’s supposed to go..
For my Lola, Happy birthday to you!!! 84th, wohooooo!!!