Goodbyes, Celebrations and A New Look

The past week has been an eventful one. It was a week of goodbyes, celebrations and changes.

Last Wednesday, my grandmother (on my father’s side of the family) passed away due to old age. It was something we all saw coming. In fact, the week before last, she asked all of us to come and visit her so we can say goodbye.

She just turned 83 a month ago. I wasn’t very close to my grandmother, but her passing still made me feel sad. Goodbyes are always sad, yes? But sometimes, we have to let go. She has fought diabetes long enough. It was about time that she let herself rest; it was time that she went back to God.

I remember having this very heavy feeling on her last night with us. Death comes so quickly. Although we knew she will be passing any day, it was still a bit hard to accept. One day she was there, standing in front of her house like she always used to; the next day, she’s gone… forever. And then the marching band started playing old songs. Sorrow turned to joy. The music sounded so happy. I can imagine her dancing with our grandfather; both of them young again. Together forever.

Then I realized: death isn’t so bad. It reminds us to treasure life. Life with the loved ones that are left with us.

Sakto. On my grandmother’s last day with us, we also celebrated Caleb’s third month. It is the perfect reminder that even in sorrow, even in goodbyes, there is always something to celebrate. We may have said goodbye to my grandmother, but we still have so many wonderful years to look forward to with our dear boy.

After my grandmother’s burial, we decided to put an end to silence and sad faces and had a late celebration of Caleb’s third month. As much as I wanted to prepare something myself, out of fatigue, we just decided to eat out at Dampa Sa Libis. After that, we headed to Shopwise and just bought cheesecake for the little man.

We ended the day with light hearts.

The next day, I headed over to Mary Pauline Salon to have my hair done. Months of stress after taking care of a toddler and giving birth to a new baby took its toll on my hair. I haven’t had a haircut for the longest time and my hair was just a huge mess!

Sakto again since I stumbled upon Mommy Glaiza’s post about being a mompreneur a few weeks ago. That’s the time I discovered that she went into the salon business. I instantly sent an e-mail inquiring about their services and rates. Although I really want to get my hair done, budget is still very important. I cannot afford very expensive hair treatments just yet. Alam niyo na, tight ang budget pag may anak na. 😀 Fortunately for me, Mary Pauline Salon offers hair treatments at very affordable prices.

Four hours later… ta-da! Gandang ‘di mo inakala ang peg ko!

“Sabi ko sa’yo maganda ka eh! Di ka lang naaayusan.” -Daddy A
Insulto ba yun o compliment? HAHA!

I went for a trim plus had my hair dyed and rebonded. And since matagal na upuan yun, nagpa-foot spa, manicure and pedicure na rin ako. All for an affordable price of… inquire with Mommy Glaiza na lang for promos! 😉

Kimberley Reyes

Kimberley Reyes is an Online Business Manager for entrepreneurs who are ready to get off the hamster wheel and step into their CEO shoes. On top of helping her clients get organized and scale their businesses, she is also happily busy raising her five kids with her firefighter husband.

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