When I called home, my mother refused to talk to me at first and instead asked to talk to my husband. It was the same scenario that happened when my grandmother was hospitalized in April so I knew something was amiss. When George talked to me after the call, I thought Lola (my grandmother) was again back to the hospital but he managed to break the bad news that my grandmother was already gone.
I’ve been a lola’s girl ever since. As the eldest apo (grandchild), I felt so lucky for having spent the most time with her (and my Lolo as well). Words are not enough to express the bond between us. She had been a great part of my life, of what I am now and the values she taught me will still influence what I’ll become someday.
The last time we saw each other was during our 2010 vacation to the Philippines. It’s so saddening to know that I will never see her again. The only consolation that I have is that I know, wherever she may be, she’ll never question how much I love her – and that’s all that matters to me.
I love and miss you lola and you’ll always be in my heart forever.