Simple pleasures - heaven on earth !Tuesday, August 03, 2010
MOM eloped when she was just almost sixteen years of age, and ever since then, she has dedicated her life to the welfare of her husband and her six children (5 sons and a daughter).
She’s up and ready to attend to her usual morning routine at the crack of dawn: gardening, laundry, filling up the water tank, hosing down the patio, attending to her pet dogs and had breakfast ready…and if it’s a Wednesday or a Saturday, she tries to go to the market before it even opens since she’ll be taking care of my Dad as he gets his 5-9 hour dialysis treatments at the Philippine Heart Center. (The treatment only lasts for 5 hours but the waiting time can be up to 4 hours)
Mom was like a little kid surrounded with toys. Her eyes did sparkle and her smile brightened the day. Even when the rain fell, armed with her big umbrella, we went to one orchid shop to another – just admiring the beauty of every petal.
It reminded me of the time my husband and I took her to Brooklyn’s Botanical garden one Mother's Day. She was surrounded with simple pleasures in life but for her they’re priceless treasures that her mind was overloaded with one beauty after another: capturing each color and shape.
Thanks to my "boy-genuis", my husband, who figured out a way to remotely fix the internet wireless connection problems, I was always "connected"...(He even fixed my Mom's laptop problems which added to the "mama-joys")
I had a few fun days and nights with some long-lost friends,
and getting more play-time with the cutest little addition to our family (my 2yo nephew).
It rained every day that I was here. Almost every 6pm. When I was a kid, I remember playing outside under the rain. I almost did today but my Mom asked me not to since I have a cold and a little cough.
So maybe before I leave, I will get to play under the rain….
(I'll definitely let you know when it happens....hopefully tomorrow!)
Have a fun day everyone. Go hug your loved ones.
Hugs and kisses and keep smiling.