[two moms]

We will forever remember today as a day of pain & joy for the family.

This morning, my hubby's side of the family laid to rest their mom, four days after succumbing to stroke due to complications brought about by diabetes. For the past 6 months, she underwent hemodialysis treatments, the intensity of which must have taken its toll on her frail body.

I was not that close to my mom-in-law Irene but I would long remember her as a thoughtful person.  During our weekend visits & family get-togethers, she made sure that we would have packed home-cooked food to take with us. We barely had lengthy talks or exchanged pleasantries because she was not that conversant with Tagalog but I reached out to her just the same especially to ask about her health condition.

After living a full 71 years of her life as a wife, mother to 7 children & grandmother to 10 grandchildren, she finally returned home to her Maker.

Right after the funeral, we rushed home to attend my mom's 75th birthday lunch. We made it just in time, way before the blowing of the candles & picture-taking.

A widow for almost 11 years now, Mommy Fering is a former schoolteacher who opted to stay at home to take care of the household & family. Since it's her 75th birthday, my siblings & I came up with this surprise party to show her how she is appreciated as our mom.

Grief & felicity on two separate occasions, but the lesson given here is too hard to miss. Moms are a great part of our lives. We must show more our love & appreciation to them when they are still here with us so as not to live with regrets when they are finally gone.

To the two moms in our lives:

Most of the time, we hardly showed our affections, but rest assured that our love for you has been constant all these years.

Thank you, IMA! 
May your soul rest in peace

Happy Birthday, MOMMY!
God bless you more in the coming years of your life


  1. Amen to that Peachy! Moms are the best! God bless both your mom and MIL!

  2. I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom-in-law. I'll keep your family in my prayers.

    Your post makes me want to hug my mom right now. Mothers are truly remarkable in each and every way, and I think that being one is the hardest but most fulfilling job in the world. :)


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