My old family home was a one and a half structure with rooms on the second floor, built on a 1000 square meters corner lot. The stairs had about 10 steps and as young kids we would slide down the long balustrade. We lived here for 26 years but unfortunately due to circumstances beyond our control, the possibility that we would lose this house was looming after 1985 and so, looking at our options, we could either build a new house or move into my father's ancestral home which was no longer occupied by then since my grandmother stayed in Manila most of the time. My family home in 1962 just before we bought it from it's original owners My father's ancestral home was even bigger. It was a two story structure with rooms and living areas both in the first and second floors. My grandmother as she grew older found it hard to stay in her second story room, so we had to move her downstairs. It was during this time that I saw how hard it was to maintain a large house and how
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I have 2 children...a 20 year old son and a 3 year old daughter. People not in the know would almost always ask...Why such a huge gap between the two? I understand their curiosity because if I were in their place, I would wonder too. And so, I would always take the time to explain that my children are adopted. But it wasn't always that easy when my son was growing up... not because I wanted to keep it a secret. On the contrary, by the time he was 4, my son knew that I was not his only mother and that he had another one who gave birth to him. The act of adoption, fostering and guardianship were nothing new or strange to my family. There was always an adopted aunt, cousin, nephew and niece in the past and present generation, so it wasn't like being adopted was such a big deal to us. But you see, I used to think that saying he is adopted would make people treat him differently and I did not want that. I get so tired of people telling me (and him) how lucky he is; they for
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What does one do when one is suddenly given 60 days to do nothing? The possibilities are endless...I can eat ...pray (photo courtesy of DLFC/Grace) (photo courtesy of DLFC/Grace) and love... something that I am constantly surrounded with by my family who I know loves unconditionally...my true friends who support me whatever happens, and most importantly, I now know how much God loves me.