I can't believe Mama has been dead for a year. When mama left me I knew then that I was all alone. I have a very small family and growing up there was only "Lydia (Mama) and Dyl (me)". We were inseprable. Mama brought me up all by herself and she dedicated her life to me. Our relationship was very complicated and a lot of times seeing us together is like being inside the eye of a hurricane. The few who knows us are the only ones that can say -- that we loved each other as a mother loves her child and vice versa. I miss you mama and I pray you are happy and at peace in Heaven.
Thanks to my daughter Kimberly Aidyl Lao who shared in the food to make sure this anniversary is celebrated. Thanks to Nestor Lao and his girlfriend Beav for making sure they were here to celebrate. Thanks to Luisa Ysza De Real and Jun for sharing this intimate gathering. Thanks to our dear, dear friend Albert Ojerio who never fails to be with us on special occasions. Thanks to my utol Mario Chokyboy Martin Jr. whom my mom loved so much, kahit super pagod sa work and walang tulog still managed to drop by. Of course thanks to my dear Baby who also lost a mom and a friend when my mom died. Thanks to our kasambahay Tess and Cathy for helping us prepare since 4am.
We love you mama and we pray that we will always have the means to always celebrate your death as a family.
'til we meet again ma....I love you