This post actually comes a day late. Mom’s birthday falls on the Feast of the Epiphany, January 6th. We usually just celebrate at home, esp. if the day falls on a regular weekday, since it’s also more convenient for us all.

This year Mom turns 71. I’m just super glad she’s still celebrating with us. After all, we did lose my dad almost four years ago. He was just 65. It’s never easy when one loses a parent. It somehow makes you change a lot about your mindset about life and living. I know ‘coz that’s what happened to me. Time stopped for a while and I halted all my other plans to take a long hard look at life and how I really wanted to live it. I’m happy where I am right now.

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Mom loves the color yellow. Can you tell? Tee-hee-hee! It’s also cool that her cake is also in the same color — Mango Roll Cake from Red Ribbon. Yummy! My daughter and I were not in the photos as we were the ones taking the video and photo as Mom blew the candle on her cake. 😀

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At the end of the day, we’re just happy to be celebrating another year. I wish Mom good health so she can still be with us for a longer time. And I pray that I will be able to take good care of her when old age does set in.

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Here’s a toast to Mom’s birthday celebration! And a prayer for many happy returns of the day! Till next post… ta-tah!

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