Midnight before my birthday
Exactly 2 years ago, our family was really put to test when my Lola Ador suffered menangioma and had to go brain surgery. I remember lying on the hospital bed beside my Lola on the midnight before my birthday. I thought we were both soundly asleep, but by the strike of midnight, she woke up, hugged me and whispered,
Happy Birthday, Dianne.
She apologized because she knew how I would love to have a party, and she suddenly felt guilty that I was there instead of celebrating my 25th birthday somewhere else. I kept silent, hugged her in return, kissed her.. and then pretended to be back to sleep. I knew that it wasn't the ideal way to celebrate my quarter life, but honestly at that moment, I don' t want to be anywhere else but beside her.
Birthday wishes do come true
Two years after her brain surgery, her wounds have healed and she fully recovered.. and I thank God for it, for giving me a lot of moments and opportunities to hug and kiss her like the way she did on that unforgettable night.
|Random photo, undated|
|September 2009, Sim Lim Square SG|
|September 2009, Marina Bay SG|
|September 2009, KL Malaysia|
|Christmas 2009, Seaside Macapagal|
|January 2010, Liliw Laguna|
|Chinese New Year 2010, Hap Chan Makati|
|June 2010, New World Hotel Makati|
|July 2010 (her 76th birthday), Pandacan Manila|
|August 2010, Eye Republic :)|
|September 2010, random sa house (Sofia took this photo of us)|
I love you, Lola!
This post actually serves as my entry to "I Draw For A Living's October Giveaway." Lizz, belated happy birthday to you.. Girl, you made me cry. Ha! *Hugs*
Certified Lola's girl,