I can still recall how excited and happy I was upon knowing that I will be an Aunt. It was such a brand new feeling for me since Macky is my first nephew. The first time I saw him was when he was about two years old already because they were living in Manila before and I am already working here in Davao.
His parents finally decided to stay in his mother's hometown in General Santos for good. The place is quite far from where I am working so I can only get the chance see him during family occasions. But there were times that when I really miss him and feel like seeing him, the four-hour bus ride is just so light and easy. You know, I am a doting Aunt and I would do anything for our little Macky.
|photo taken sometime in April 2006 in GenSan|
When I visit him I made sure that I have some extra bucks to spend for our bonding time. You know bonding time with kids involves eating at Jolibee or McDonalds, buying new toys and clothes and of course some few extras for them to buy something from the nearby sari-sari store and also "baon" for the next few days. Macky likes buying from the neighbor's sari-sari store even if they have their own store. lol.. Such a spendthrift!
I am thankful that Macky is now living with us. I know no one can replace his mom in his heart but as an Aunt I am really trying my best to bring him up to be a person of worth and value; pleasing in the eyes of God and of man.