Twenty years of teaching must sure amount to something. A new friend in cyberspace suggested I ought to have a journal by now. I agree.
Saturday, May 03, 2008
Coming full circle
Last April 30, the family joined friends for an overnight stay at Pura Vida in Tagaytay. The place is just right for a group of ten people living comfortably in its three bedrooms at the second floor and a huge one at the third floor. With three toilets and baths, one does not need to rush doing his/her morning routines and whatever business one has to do. It also has all the other amenities of a well-furnished house with an efficient kitchen, cable tv sets in all the rooms, a living room with comfortable sofas and a dining room elegantly prepared as one enters. As there had been twelve adults, we had to pay extra but since each of us are sharing, the rent was affordable.
Ollie and Kathy, Lito and Thelma, Me and wifey, and Edgar and Vivian
Together with my family were old time friends Ollie and wife Kathy with their child Kathleen, Edgar and Vivian with their children Demi, Rex and Brian and Wat. We have been touring Luzon since the turn of the century and we have gone to places where we could not have gone to for the expenses can be horrendously high. New to the group were husband and wife Lito and Thelma who just arrived from Qatar for a month-long vacation.
There was a downside of this trip. Our eldest couldn't come with us as she had to work. What I feared most is happening now. Reality has kicked in. Soon, these children will be off finding their own niches, building a family of their own and my wife and I will be back to having just ourselves to look for. With my youngest about to graduate high school this coming school year, the thought of having our children leave the nest is eminent. When that time has come, then we would have come in full circle.
Soon to graduate parents
I don't know if I should rejoice having been successful as a parent (which we have been aiming for throughtout these years) or should I be lonely that the babies we used to cuddle in our arms, nurture with love and worked hard for just so they can have a good education have left us. I should be contented in the thought that our purpose of bringing these children to the world to be good people have turned come into fruition and that our purpose in this world has been fulfilled. Time well spent is time worth remembering by.