We didn’t use to celebrate Halloween in the Philippines, but being an adaptable country and influenced by western cultures, the holiday has slowly been introduced into our yearly traditions. Now, parents can dress their kids up and bring them to work to go trick or treating in the office or malls; some villages and subdivisions close streets to accommodate the drove of kids going house to house for sweets; some schools hold parties where kids can come in their costumes for some fun; and not to forget the costume parties everywhere.
Halloween is a time for fun and merriment, but ultimately the eve of October 31st into November 1st is a day to remember our dead. November 1st is All Saints Day, while November 2nd is All Souls’ Day. It is during these days that we go to the cemeteries to visit and pray for our dearly departed loved ones. It’s fun too because it sometimes turns into a family reunion.
"Undas" or All Saints' Day (borrowed from the net, thanks to Google)
So again for another year I will be praying for them from my part of the world. They will all hear me in heaven anyway.
This past week, we (Gayl and I) have gone from just mothers of 2 precious furry kids to grandmothers of 4 deliciously cute babies. It was a whirlwind of emotions for all of us and I don’t think it could be any more memorable if it wasn’t for of all you who have been with us in spirit through the whole thing.
Your prayers and well wishes encouraged us just as strongly as if you were there holding our hands and that meant a lot to us. I wish I can thank you all personally, but know that you will always be a part of us because of this.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts…
Gratitude is the memory of the heart. ~Jean Baptiste Massieu
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The babies are 3 days old now but we still couldn’t get them off Mommy Angel long enough for a photoshoot! Whenever we take 1 puppy from the bed, she would leave the other 3 to follow the one we took!
Ok, mommy dearest is just being protective, I respect that. I should know since I am the same with them. Silly me. I just wanted to post more pictures of her babies. I guess we just have to make do with a photo of the proud mommy again.
Look at her. Doesn’t she just look so proud and happy?
I just love to take pictures of this little guy here because of his color. He’s silverish gray
*Gayl made this music montage of the baby photos, our babies and their babies. Enjoy!