Sunday, November 4, 2012
October was supposed to be a long month for me but it felt like I haven't had enough of those 31 days. There were things left unaccomplished and personal goals that were not realized but the month has already ended. Good thing, though, there's always another month to make up for it! So, now I am saying hello to November, my birthday month! Hopefully, this month will be a good month for me as I am planning to be a little more productive in all aspects of my life. Hopefully, I'll get to come up with that right balance in everything that I do so that I don't get to sacrifice my health, family and personal life.
Thanks to the 2 holidays last Thursday and Friday, we were able to spend our weekend with dad in Medellin. Husband and I were supposed to go to the Compostela cemetery on November 1st but we couldn't sneak away from our daughter who's been begging to come with us wherever we go; but what with an extremely hot temperature, we decided it's definitely not a good idea to bring her along especially that we're expecting a throng of people honoring their dead. We can't just risk her getting sick afterwards. I'm sure my late mom would understand that I didn't go to the cemetery for this year's All Souls' Day like I used to. Anyway, we really did not forget her since we went to church on November 2nd and offered a mass and prayers for her and for our other deceased relatives. After the mass, we went back home to get our stuff and pushed through with our Medellin trip. It was a long travel/trip but it was less of an inconvenience because we were seated in an air conditioned Ceres Tours bus. :-)
I thought the November holidays was our chance to visit my dad. After all, I still have a living parent who's also longing for our presence. Well actually, I thought I just have to dwell with the fact now that he missed his granddaughter more than he misses seeing me or his son-in-law. LOL! Kidding aside, I realized that my dad is also getting older. He himself decided not to travel on November 1st to visit the cemetery in Compostela as it was really hard for him to get a ride to the city on special holidays like All Saints' and All Souls' Day. Instead, he went to the cemetery in Medellin to light some candles at the big cross to remember mom and his other deceased loved ones.