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.
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.
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.
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.