This is now a NO SMOKING AREA
This past month has been all peaks and valleys.
My mom's brother and his lovely wife,
Papa Jo and Tita Myr,
celebrated their Golden Wedding anniverary,
and it was one of the happiest occasions ever.
A week later, my dad's only sister,
my Ninang Cora,
suffered a stroke, and a few days later,
she peacefully passed away in her sleep.
She never married, and dedicated her life to God;
and when I was eight, she gave me my first Bible.
She used to teach at the University of the East;
and when I turned ten, she taught me how to type.
Shen loved to cook for her family and many friends,
and along with my mom, she taught me how to bake.
Amazing to think how much of a second mother she was.
And so, I dedicate my quitting smoking, to her.
I know that she prayed that I would do so while she lived,
and even now,
I really do think that would make her very happy indeed.
This one's for you, "Ka Cors"!!!