A Death in the Family

Last night my mom’s only living sibling passed away. She was 92 years old. I’m so grateful that Mark and I got the chance to visit with her last April when we went to Cebu. She’s the sister closest to mom. Now mom is the only one left. The thought makes me sad. Then again,…

Mommy’s Brew

Mommy has always loved her coffee.For many, many decades her day began, and ended with it. As a teenager, I always knew better than to talk to her, or ask for permission from her before she had her first cup of coffee for the day. Always black with sugar, never any cream. At home we…

Migi At 28

Migi at four What does 28 look like?Tomorrow you turn 28 years old. For some reason, this year, I’m fixated with the thought of how you would have looked like at 28. You were four in this photograph. Clanging those tiny cymbals at your closing program, wearing your favorite polo shirt from Big and Small.…