Friday, May 18, 2007

Life in the Philippines: Time Out

I have been offline this past week. My Mom passed away last May 11 and we have been attending to her wake. She was cremated last May 16.

I beg your indulgence as I slowly ease back into my normal routine. Although she has been ill and bedridden under our care for quite a while, and both she and I were prepared for this, I'm still trying to find my balance again.

21 comments:

sexy mom said...

condolence, my dear. i know, even if you were prepared for it, you still miss her more than ever. and you have to move on.

this is why i appreciate my mother very much, she has taken care of my 7 kids and me as well. how we love our mothers!

one of my hidden fears is that when i leave this earth, it will be very very difficult for my kid. it will break their heart. more so, if they are very young.

roland said...

hi, so sorry to hear that. please accept my deepest condolences

SEO Refugee Blog said...

I just found your blog but please accept my deepest sympathies. Take as much time as you need. I doubt anyone here would fault you that.

sasha said...

Condolence, Maia. I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. Yes, we may be really prepared for what might happen, but it still is difficult for us somehow. I've been there, I do hope you find your balance soon. But take your time. We're just here.

May your mom rest in peace.

Maia Jose, Manila Mom said...

Thank you, Sexy Mom!

Yes, this is why it's really important for us to savor every moment with our kids, and make these moments precious memories for them to keep even after we are gone.

I now rely on my memories of being with my mom and dad. Being an only child makes it even more difficult. I'm glad I have three of my own so they can have each other to share childhood memories with. Your children are even luckier because there are more of them to support each other.

I am sad because i am missing my parents' physical presence but I know they will always be present in spirit in our family. Their teachings live on in us, too.

Maia Jose, Manila Mom said...

Thank you,SEO Refugee Blog; and thank you, Sasha!

I can't believe how many good people I have "met" through my blogs, and the warmth and friendship extended is a balm to the hurting heart.

Sasha,I know you've been where I am now, and your situation was even more difficult. I take strength in your courage.

Markk said...

Please accept my condolence. I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of your beloved mom. Hope you'll ease yourself back into the blogging world with new strength and move forward from there.

Joanne said...

I just started reading your blog and wanted to offer my condolences on the passing of your mother.

Joanne at:
Forever Parents

roland said...

i was waiting for your site update, please accept my condolence po. mother's day pa naman :(

just take it slowly

Maia Jose, Manila Mom said...

Thank you Roland, Markk and Joanne. I do intend to continue my blogging. I'm just attending to family matters for the meantime. I didn't realize immediately that there's so much more to do after the wake, aside from the emotional re-balancing. There's going through her home, her things and the legalities. It's all too draining.

keysi said...

sincere condolences, how you get back on track soon~ life goes on, wear a smile, start writing again~

=)

Micaela said...

Hi Manila Mom. Please accept my condolences. I lost my father 3 years ago that's why I know what you're going through

Maia Jose, Manila Mom said...

Thank you, Keysi and Micaela! Just a few more days and I hope to be back on track here. I'm still building up the emotional resources to fix my Mom's things.

D said...

hi maia,

my prayers are with you...
may your mom rest in peace.

God bless!

-D

Maia Jose, Manila Mom said...

Thank you, D. I still find myself quite unable to completely "normalize" but I'm getting there.

marhgil said...

ngayon lang ako ulit nakavisit dito. condolence po.

Maia Jose, Manila Mom said...

Thank you, Marhgil. I find myself doing the opposite, more reading and less writing. I have started updating my blogs little by little, though. One step at a time.

maiylah said...

so sorry ... take care!

Maia Jose, Manila Mom said...

Thank you Maiylah! Your blogs are so soothing!

melai said...

my condolences Ms Maia...

Maia Jose, Manila Mom said...

Thank you, Melai. I was cruising by your page pero gulay na gulay pa ako kaya di nakapag-iwan ng comment. Will be by again :)

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