| | Gratitude for angels in my life.
Things are good here in Davao.
I must confess to being a little restless. My aunt in the US, my mothers’ baby sister is very ill and will not live a long time. I have always felt her love for me when we are together. She looks at me with her striking blue eyes and sees me and her beloved sister simultaneously. I look at her and see both my aunt and my mother. I have had a connection with her that is more than what the aunt, nephew relationship can explain. It is sad for me to know that she is leaving soon.
I am grateful to have had good people in my life. Some people live their lives without angels in the form of family, friends, and even strangers being there to accompany them on their journey. I have had many such angels in human form. I can recognize some of them when I examine my life as I am doing during this time of transition for my aunt and myself.
I have been lucky in another way with my aunt. I have recognized how much she has given me with her unconditional love and have been able to tell her I love her and how much she means to me. I am grateful for her and her love and also for having the opportunity to tell her how nice it is to have her in my life.
Sometimes I only realize the angels in my life when it is no longer possible to say thank you to them in person and must simply be grateful and say thank you to their memory. I am grateful today for all the angels in my life both those I have recognized and those who were unrecognized angels.