It was our first time to visit our son’s grave on All Saints Day yesterday. I can’t exactly describe the mixed feelings I felt. I wanted be sad but somehow I managed to be cool and okay. After visiting the graves of our other departed loved ones and family friends in Makati and in Bacoor, I just busied myself at home for the rest of the day. I cooked, washed the dishes, read books, and played with our neighbor’s lovely kitten that likes to stay on her heated cat bed all the time. Okay, make that just a plain cat bed. But seriously, that kitten is so adorable and makes me think of having one in our home, too!
Watching the TV by nighttime proved to be a sort of treat. The news featured Filipinos from all walks of life visiting the graves of their departed loved ones at the many cemeteries of Metro Manila. Most of these cemeteries were jampacked with people and it really showed just how loving and thoughtful we are as a people.
On a related note, my parents went to the province to visit the graves of my grandparents (father’s side) yesterday. I used to go with them, along with my siblings, cousins, aunts and uncles, when I was still single. It was always a fun yet long trip and would serve as our little family reunion. But things have changed as I have other priorities now. I still hope to join them again, though, and I might just drag the husband with me. Maybe next year. Haha. 🙂