For the past three years, this is how my day starts out whenever I visit my grandparents (mama and papa) in Manila. We eat breakfast together, and I ask them about their fondest memories. In this photo, I love how papa lights up as mama tells me the story of how they met.
This morning, before my flight to Vancouver, I received word that papa had passed away. He'd been in and out of the hospital since I last visited in April. Rest now, papa. Manila will feel a little less like home without you. What a blessing it was to grow up so close to you and mama all those years. What a privilege it is to be your granddaughter. Thank you, papa. I love you. *bless, kisses, tap-tap*
A mother's poem for her daughter. Si Ellen, si Ellen, si Ellen kailanman. 07/03/95. Until we meet again. ♥️
Mm whatchu say?! Help. This song has been stuck in my head for over a week now. 🙉
✈️ San Diego, CA to Salt Lake City, UT 🚙 through Idaho-Montana-Wyoming for Yellowstone Nat'l Park and Grand Teton Nat'l Park. ~52-hour whirlwind weekend.
(1) Midway Geyser Basin (2) Grand Prismatic Spring (3) Old Faithful (4) Artist Point (5) Bison Crossing (6) Colter Bay Village (7) Jackson Lake Lodge