Dear Dad and Ma,
Today you celebrate 43 years of being together. Those 43 years have not at all been perfect or rosy. You’ve had your share of ups and downs.
These photos were taken long ago. Look how happy you were. You seemed so in love with each other. And you still are! Never mind the faults, the fights, the falling-outs. What matters is you’ve always managed to work things out.
Taken at the Imelda Park (now Botanical Garden), Baguio City. Circa 1970.
The caption at the back reads: December 25, 1975 (a year after ma gave birth to me… And look at that body! She rocks!)
Look where you are now. Through the years, you have accumulated beautiful memories, raised six wonderful girls into strong women, and are the proud grandparents of 15 (very soon, 16)!
December 25, 2001.
Today, and everyday, may you two take time to remember the happy days. Remember the funny moments. Reminisce each birth experience, each child’s milestones. You’ve got a rich treasury chest – 43 years worth of memories. Draw from them. I’m sure you won’t run out of good things to remember.
Thank you for raising us and helping us get to where we are now. I wish you will savor the coming years with laughter, love, and making more beautiful memories. I love you!
NEWS FLASH: This just came in – my honkee niece, Adie ( forgot yer pseudonym! The bangir has been sooo quiet in the recent 10 years!)… Anyways… Adie, my 15-year old niece who lives in Hong Kong, is closing the school year with honours award! Great job, Adie. The Hong Kong curriculum for international schools is quite rigid. I’ve seen her struggle with her Math homework. I’ve heard about other assignments they’re given which to me are like “Whaat in the bleep is that??”. I tell ya, it’s not easy! So, congratulations, Adie. You did a great job. I’m sure your parents are beaming with pride. 😉