Spent the Holy Week with my entire family in our Cavite home. We made the most of what we had. We talked, giggled, laughed out loud, went out, ate, played and prayed. We spent our time doing the simple things we love to do. We were so engrossed in our own little world that before we knew it, Holy Week was over and we (my brother D, my sister J and I) already had to go back to the city. It’s one home-bound vacation I will never forget.
Have you done the religious tradition called Visita Iglesia? I have, but I was just with the boyfriend and my sister J. Oooops, his mom joined us, too! But she only stayed until the 3rd church as she still had work at the restaurant. We’re a small group this year, unlike last year where we were a big bunch, with two kids to boot (the boyfriend’s twin cousins).
We also did the Visita Iglesia in the morning because we were supposed to go home to Cavite right after. It was the same scenery, there were lots of people doing the religious tradition. I saw families and barkadas enjoying the long walks, some grabbing a bite in between church visits. I loved the vibe and the atmosphere. I felt more human and closer to God at that moment.
I guess one reason why I always look forward to Lent each year is that it gives me the opportunity to spend quality time with my family, reflect on my life and be reassured of God’s love and mercy. It doesn’t happen all-year round, which I believe makes it all the more meaningful and worthy of celebration.
Happy Easter, everyone!