Thank You Angel!
10 SIMPLE THINGS ABOUT MY BEST FRIEND, MY NURTURER - MY MOM
1. My Mom was a psychologist and finished her Masters in Education. She dedicated 28 years of her life to the University of the Philippines Baguio. Former students and teachers would tell me that my Mom was an institution at U.P. - This made me very proud. She even became my teacher. She was funny in class but always had a way of disciplining notorious and obnoxious students who thought they always knew better than her.
2. My Mom was the 4th child in a brood of 6. Daughter of a Doctor and a Pharmacist. She has 2 brothers and 4 sisters. Studied in a private Catholic school during her elementary years, in a public school for high school (this is where she met my Dad) and a State University during College.
3. My Mom did not know how to cook anything when she got married. She learned by referring to cookbooks. But as she grew older, she could and would cook up meals from scratch. Although she never learned how to bake, she always had the best home cooked food.
4. My Mom took aerobics classes for as long as I can remember and later on she moved on to taking up Taebo lessons. She stopped when she had to leave for Manila to treat her cancer.
5. My Mom loved my Dad very much. She saw far beyond his alcoholism and instead knew my Dad's heart very well. She stuck by him until the day he died and decided to be with him 1 1/2 years later.
6. My Mom was a very petite woman standing at 4"11 and had a size 4 shoe size.
7. My Mom loved Josh very much and I am sure she would have loved Dash just as much. She was a great grandmother and was very proud about her grandson.
8. My Mom was a GIVER. She had a heart as big as the world. She would never forget to give to whoever she could help - financially (even if she had very little) or just by doing favors or helping someone who needed her help and would never expect anything in return nor would she even make the person she helped feel obliged to give back anything in return. Giving was joy for her.
9. My Mom battled her cancer very bravely - although deep down inside I knew she was scared.
10. My Mom knew she was ready to meet her Creator, about a month before she actually left she told my Aunt that she was ready 'to go.'
Mama G ,