Here in the Philippines, it is a tradition for us to greet our loving moms a happy mother’s day at the second sunday of May. We also do greet our dads a happy father’s day on the second sunday of June. Usually, we give them gifts or we make them special on the said dates.
Me and my grandparents at Boracay - Because life is a pleasure with you by my side! 😀
I am not really sure if it is only me, but I only heard of the Grandparents’ Day a few years ago. I remember my grandmother telling me that I failed to greet her that day. I am not sure if it the special day was celebrated by families way back or if it is just a newly-imposed holiday by businessmen to attract more customers at the second sunday of September.
If you think that I am whining about it, well, you’re wrong. Making my grandparents happy is a big fulfillment for me and believe me, I’ve been wanting to pamper them since I was a young girl. I remember telling my lolo as a kid that I will give him a plane ticket once I grow up. I even told him that I’ll be a stewardess LOL. He gave me, my mom and dad a chance to go to Hongkong when I was yonger. It’s about time that I return the favor.
Ever since I became a member of the stressed workforce of Makati last year, I always see to it that I spend time with them whenever they are here in Manila. Lolo and Lola usually goes here at least once a month. I have to admit that I’ve been very stressed with my previous work in terms of the work schedule, but a quick breakfast or late dinner is something that I always look forward to. I see to it that I have time for them.
October is a special month for my grandparents especially the twenty second day. It is the day when they were finally pronounced as Mr. and Mrs. Rodriguez.
It has been a routine for my favorite couple to go out of the country and unwind for a week every October and in every trip they go to, they always go back home with more weight and a big smile on their faces.
They arrived here at home from their trip to Vietnam and China two hours ago. My grandpa told me the bad news that his phone was stolen in the trip and that he accidentally deleted all the photos on his digicam. You can really see that he is really disappointed, but when my grandma held his hand, he smiled and kissed her.
Believe it or not, my grandparents are still affectionate up to this day. Some of my college friends argued with me way back about senior couples. They claim that the old ones are just sticking with each other for companionship and not for the love anymore. I beg to disagree with my grandpa and grandma’s case.
So why am I writing an entry about them? I don’t exactly know why haha. I guess I’m just happy that they’re here with me again. I really miss it when I see them tease each other in the morning and at night.
Did you know that they almost DID NOT end up together?
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