My cousin Cecil would have been 48 today (June 28). She died four days before Christmas Day in 2015. Her family visited her at the cemetery where they offered flowers and prayers to commemorate her birthday on earth. I remember her as a tough cookie. She doesn’t easily give in to life’s challenges especially when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010. She remained positive even up to her last few weeks. I did not hear anything negative from her. If she were alive today, she could be the one helping some family members who are in dire straits. She was a year older than me but I admit she’s more mature when it comes to decision making. I miss you Cez. Happy birthday wherever you are. :'(
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Twenty-years-old ka na, waaah!! I should have posted something on Facebook pero ayaw mo because you hate drama (so dito na lang ako maglilitanya, hahaha). Mixed emotion ako ngayon kasi parang kailan lang eh dependent ka pa sa akin. Dependent pa rin naman pero kaunti na lang. So proud of you anak because you have proven to us and to yourself na kaya mong i-maintain ang scholarship mo kahit anong hirap ng mga subjects. Wish ko rin nga sana maging cum laude ka rin sa graduation, but you brushed aside the idea kasi sabi mo nga mahirap abutin. Who knows ‘di ba. Kung anuman ang kahinatnan ang mahalaga makakatapos ka na hopefully this year. One more term na lang. It would be a completely different story after graduation. You will be facing the real world. Kung anuman ang takahin mo, Daddy and I will still be supporting you. We hope that you will achieve everything you wish for in life. We love you, anak. Happy birthday!!!
My cousin Cecil will be celebrating her 44th birthday next week. There will be a simple celebration in their house and she invited my family to the occasion. As of our last phone conversation, she’s still undergoing chemo therapy, so her daily activities remain limited. I could buy her a guitar as a birthday gift. I know she wants to have one although like me, she doesn’t know how to play a guitar. Good thing there are excellent cleartone strings at guitar center that is perfect for less expensive guitars.