Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Goodbye Uncle Boyet

It started as throat cancer then it metastasized to lung cancer but with God's grace, he beat the odds several times. Every time the doctors would give him a grim prognosis of his condition, time and time again he proved them wrong, his life was extended for several years. He fought and fought. And he have put to good use his last remaining years here on earth, no matter how hard it is, no matter how painful the treatments were, he had served God with all his might.

A day before Christmas we got the news that he was at the ICU. Nanay started crying and crying, I told her she has to be strong and that she has to accept that it is God's will, that there will be time that we have to let go, that he would be in a better place. Christmas morning, we got another call that his condition is getting worse, Nanay left early to see her brothers and to tell them the sad news. It was the last day of our two weeks vacation in the Philippines that went so quickly. We never really had the chance to see most of our friends and relatives. We mainly spent most of our time with our immediate family. Jeremy and I flew back to Japan the next day. We are a day ahead back in the US so it was the 27th here and the 26th back there when I logged on to Facebook that's how I found out that he have passed away.  I cried and cried, I was not able to pick up the phone to call anybody at all, not even Nanay. I was overcome with grief, too paralyzed with sadness. And on top of that, I got sick, so I laid in bed for two weeks and Jeremy was nice enough to warn me not to go on Facebook coz of the pictures and updates from relatives that would start me to sob uncontrollably that would end up in splitting headaches.

Its been a year since I last saw him. I was recuperating from my parotid lobectomy then and was spending some time with my friends Ryshel and Ceq and my adorable godson Wacky in Vegas, we have not seen each other in years when they left Japan and I have to cut it short coz my Tita Josie suggested since its the Memorial Day Weekend that they can drive from San Diego to come visit and asked me to go with them. I opted to change my flight t to San Francisco instead of flying back to San Diego to visit Uncle Boyet and the rest of the family  and Im glad I did coz that was the last time I will be able to see him. During our last day there he asked me how I was and I told him, everything is great. He gave me a great big hug and told me he will see me in heaven. He was already saying goodbye, he knows it will be the last time we would see each other here on earth.

I know he is in peace, I know he is in a better place, I am happy that he doesnt have to endure any pain anymore, although I am sad that he is gone, I feel blessed that we have been a part of his life, of his legacy, his selfless acts and great love.

We love you so much Uncle Boyet, thank you for all your sacrifices and for serving our country.

You are our HERO....

A Time for Everything
1There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under heaven:
2a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
4a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain,
6a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
7a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
8a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Fumi's Gift to His Teachers

My friend Hanna called me up and asked me if I was busy and I told her of course I always am and that she knows the answer already but nevertheless asked her what I can do for her. She told me that Fumi would be moving up to a different room at his day care and he needs some gifts for his teachers. I told her no problem and I would work on it right away. So I run to the store to get some hand soap and some chocolates. I know Fumi is a boy but the teachers are all girls and I love pink, so pink it is =)

She sent me a picture I can use and asked me to leave a space so she can write something in Japanese.

I have some nice pink and blue message cards and decided to stamp and emboss a thank you note to it.

Ive stamped the message using a pink ink

 Also got a pink embossing powder

Tapped off the excess

Got my embossing gun

Voila! I just love the embossed look, its funny how I have so much stamp, so much embossing powder and Ive never really gotten the chance to use them! I told myself I should really utilize all my stock before I go splurging on more items.

I got a cherry blossom puncher and decided to use it so I can loop the pink curling ribbons through it.

Ive used a clear cellophane and pink tissue paper and pink curling ribbons to wrap it all up =)

I've added the tags and its all set!

Have a great Sunday everyone!
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