13 August 2011

Off to a New Beginning.

My sister Azenith and her family are going to live in Canada and pursue their dreams. We are all very happy for them.

Today, D and I spent time with them while waiting for their flight to Canada. From Cebu, it was about a 4-hour stop in Manila and then a direct flight to Vancouver. We had brunch and lots of desserts, laughter and stories at the airport cafeteria.

This will be a new chapter in their life. I am very excited for them. I love new beginnings.

But I hate goodbyes. Last night, I wrote them a letter while crying my heart out. (Had to put parenthesis on Tita because the letter was for Azenith, too). I wasn't even able to sleep.

My nephew Eugie (one of the twins), I heard, did not cry during their despedida at church. Today I asked him why he didn't cry and if he was not going to miss us. He said in crisp Cebuano: "Sakit sa dughan, pero dili mogawas sa luha." At the departure gate, he hugged me tight and long.

I am always the one taking pictures and I rarely really have pictures with my family. So today, I asked D to take pictures of me with each of them. Here, with my sister Azenith. She has the kindest heart. I will certainly miss her. Excuse our swollen eyes. We've been such cry babies since we learned about their trip.

This is their first trip ever (except for the twins), so I got pretty worried for them. I've been calling them almost every night to tell them what to do, what to prepare, what to pack, where to go.

It was the most difficult -- that moment when you finally say goodbye. I hugged Azenith and each of the kids. It was funny how the kids were the ones comforting me. Mico said: "It's okay, Tita. We are going to see each other again one day."

D and I stood there, weeping, as we watched them walk away and disappear behind airport doors. And the image of them looking back many times to wave goodbye gives this tinge of pain in my heart.

Photo on the left: Aianna's treasures -- rings from her friends and my Live Your Dreams necklace from my Supergirl Collection.

Photo on the right: Walking to the departure area. *sniff*


I hope they are having a safe, uneventful journey.

Pin It!

16 left some love :

Chelo August 14, 2011 at 7:11 PM  

parting with love ones is never easy..i dont know what to say except that..*hugs*

D&C 10:5 August 14, 2011 at 9:07 PM  

ka nindut sa mga messages oi unya sakit kaayu ilabi na sa gi pang sulti nilang bro.mikoy og ni eugie...............we will miss you all "God be with you and till we meet again"

Zar August 14, 2011 at 11:53 PM  

Ai. Kahilakon ko nag. Read ani nga blog. Cge Lang Ai, mgakita ra gyud mo again. And truly, this is going to be a wonderful beginning and adventure for azenith and her family. I wish them well and hopefully we get to see each other here soon :-)

Aileen Siroy August 15, 2011 at 5:49 PM  

Chelo said...
parting with love ones is never easy..i dont know what to say except that..*hugs*

. . . . .

True Chel. It is never easy. But I guess, it is inevitable. *hugs back*

Aileen Siroy August 15, 2011 at 6:28 PM  

D&C 10:5 said...
ka nindut sa mga messages oi unya sakit kaayu ilabi na sa gi pang sulti nilang bro.mikoy og ni eugie...............we will miss you all "God be with you and till we meet again"

. . . . .

Thanks for dropping by. :) And yes, we will miss them!

Aileen Siroy August 15, 2011 at 6:31 PM  

Zar said...
Ai. Kahilakon ko nag. Read ani nga blog. Cge Lang Ai, mgakita ra gyud mo again. And truly, this is going to be a wonderful beginning and adventure for azenith and her family. I wish them well and hopefully we get to see each other here soon :-)

. . . . .

Thank you, Zar! I know you understand how it is to be away from the people you love. While I am sad that I could not see them when I am in Cebu, I am also very excited for them. And yes, see you in Canada one day! :)

Cindy August 16, 2011 at 3:44 AM  

Hugs Ai... i can't say much, *felt that lump in my throat again* [reminds me so much when i left, or even when you come home to visit and you know you'll be leaving again]. The good side in all this, they will definitely have that chance (because seldom others get those chances) to enjoy and experience this new beginning --- for sure they'll be keeping in touch. All the best of luck sent to your family Ai!

julai August 16, 2011 at 7:00 AM  

Ate Ai, i am so happy for your Ate and her family bahala ug mingaw kay pra man sa kaajuhan sa tanan. And Ate, you look so beautiful ate. as in pa autograph na jd ko nimo ngkita nato pohon. hehe.Unsa man nang imong supergirl collection ate?as in nanggama ka ug necklace?pwede ko mopalit ana ate?as in very nice, super like.

God bless u always Ate. muahhhhhh

Aileen Siroy August 16, 2011 at 7:41 PM  

Cindy said...
Hugs Ai... i can't say much, *felt that lump in my throat again* [reminds me so much when i left, or even when you come home to visit and you know you'll be leaving again]. The good side in all this, they will definitely have that chance (because seldom others get those chances) to enjoy and experience this new beginning --- for sure they'll be keeping in touch. All the best of luck sent to your family Ai!

. . . . .

Thank you, Cinds! They need all the luck and blessings they can get. :) I'm sure you do relate this painful goodbye. You are right, not everyone gets this kind of chance and opportunity. I comfort myself with the thought that I will get to visit them one day. :)

Aileen Siroy August 16, 2011 at 7:52 PM  

julai said...
Ate Ai, i am so happy for your Ate and her family bahala ug mingaw kay pra man sa kaajuhan sa tanan. And Ate, you look so beautiful ate. as in pa autograph na jd ko nimo ngkita nato pohon. hehe.Unsa man nang imong supergirl collection ate?as in nanggama ka ug necklace?pwede ko mopalit ana ate?as in very nice, super like.

God bless u always Ate. muahhhhhh

. . . . .

She's my younger sister, Jul. I'm the eldest. Hala ka! LOL. Yes, I'm selling necklaces -- this, and a round solid stainless steel with Supergirl in the center. :)

Thank you, Jul. Ako ang kinagwapahan sa amo. Hahahaha. My Mom and sisters read this blog and I'm sure they'd protest! LOL.

Anonymous August 20, 2011 at 10:12 PM  

gwapa kay ka bisag gikan sigeg hilak!

- M -

Patricia August 21, 2011 at 9:02 AM  

oh ai, i can imagine how you must feel! i wish your sister (and her family) well. i hope they find a good life in canada.

p.s. your kate middleton hair looks fantastic on you! eyebags or no eyebags!

Aileen Siroy August 22, 2011 at 6:18 PM  

Anonymous said...
gwapa kay ka bisag gikan sigeg hilak!

- M -

. . . . .

Ehem, thank you! :D People always tell me I look beautiful when I'm sad. :) That means, I am rarely beautiful because I am rarely sad. LOL.

Aileen Siroy August 22, 2011 at 6:23 PM  

Patricia said...
oh ai, i can imagine how you must feel! i wish your sister (and her family) well. i hope they find a good life in canada.

p.s. your kate middleton hair looks fantastic on you! eyebags or no eyebags!

. . . . .

Thank you for the good wishes, Pat. I miss them everyday.

About the hair! Thank you! I love the thought that you called my curly hair Kate Middleton hair! You just made me feel fabulous! Haha.

julai August 28, 2011 at 7:33 AM  

She's my younger sister, Jul. I'm the eldest. Hala ka! LOL. Yes, I'm selling necklaces -- this, and a round solid stainless steel with Supergirl in the center. :)

Thank you, Jul. Ako ang kinagwapahan sa amo. Hahahaha. My Mom and sisters read this blog and I'm sure they'd protest! LOL.
------------------------------

Hala ka ate, wa jud ko magdahom nga you are the eldest, basin makasab an ko sa imong sis ani ron.hehhe. Samot na jud ko ka hurot ahong bilib nimo ate. mo kiskis na jd ko sa imong kuko.hehehe.

unja te, asa man ta pwede makapalit ani?ug tg pila man ate?pm mi the price ate pra makahibawo ko ug maka afford bako.

i super agree ate, pra naho mga guapa mong tanan pero ikaw ang kinaguapahan!

jacky bardoquillo September 8, 2011 at 5:45 AM  

aiii te ai. it made me teary eyed too.. btw? as in their going to canada najd diay?:( huhuuhu i rem thse kids jd way back.. super cutie & now.. grwn ups already.. happy for them , excted & yes.. its really HARD not to miss them! (sniff)

Post a Comment

Search This Blog

Loading...

Blog Archive

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...