Romance series

It flashed to her mind the most important persons of her life whom she really loved most and had became the reason why she had to face courageously all the heavy burdens she encountered in her life until she became adult. Aning remembered Rod- her loving husband who died two years earlier because of sudden heart attack. They lived together in their twenty-five years of marriage. “Honey, I do really love you for all that you are, all that you have been, and all you are yet to be.” Rod’s romantic words to her during the first night of their honeymoon right immediately their wedding day. “Rod…I will do love you more than what I feel now in my heart how I learned to love you…I love you my darling!” Aning answered affectionately. Her tears began falling to her cheeks, while she sung silently in her heart their theme song-Through the years, with Rod which they sung it together during their wedding day. “ I can’t remember when you weren’t there When I didn’t care for anyone but you, I swear we’ve been through everything there is, Can’t imagine anything we’ve missed, Can’t imagine anything the two of us can’t do Through the years, you’ve never let me down You turned my life around The sweetest days I’ve found I’ve found with you Through the years I’ve never been afraid I’ve loved the life we’ve made And I’m so glad I’ve stayed Right here with you Through the years…” Aning recalled their relationship as husband and wife like an undying sweet blooming roses, although it was painted with many...

Romance Series

Aning was fondly enjoyed for the mean time with her grandchildren who were talking noisily among themselves in front of her. Aning loved them so much. “Mommy Annie, we brought for you your favorite fresh roses! Do you know… that we prayed to Papa Jesus last night that we can play again together with my Barbie doll at our house.” After a while one of her grand-daughters- Christine May, a six years old pretty lovely child, approached her. “Come here and embrace to Mommy Annie… Hmmm, I love you very much my little pretty girl!” Aning answered affectionately. She felt in her heart how much she missed all of them- her grandchildren when she was been confined in the hospital. Together with her very supportive husband- Kenneth, Rosa went back to the ICU Ward. “Mama, get well very soon!” Rosa told her mom serenely when she approached closer to her bed. She saw how her mother seemed could not endure anymore the severe prolonged pain in her body caused by her severe illness. “We all love you so much Mama!” she whispered to her mom while she embraced her so tight. But when she went out from the ward, she cried silently by herself because soon she would be missing her beloved mom a lot. For Aning she sensed already that she would not stay longer. She just prepared herself anytime to face her final rest to God. But the loving support and the frequent presence of her beloved family- her three daughters, son-in laws and her grandchildren in the hospital had given her the inner strength. After an...

Romance series

by Jun Labayos The fortune-teller woman got her bad feelings when she looked at the opened Tarot cards. “Oh, my God!…a horrible tragedy would come to your family.” With her frightening voice, she told the young lady who came to her in the rows of tables occupied by fortune-tellers, near at the Quiapo area in Manila, just a few steps away from the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene. “…No one would even survive of this horrible death… but only your two daughters.” she added. “Your eldest daughter would experience so much hardship for some years of her life but until she would find someone who will truly love her she would have a new life to the rest of her life. Your other daughter would find her life to be a single handmaid until her old age. “ “Really?? … Is this true?” To her mind the young lady thought teasingly. But deep inside, she was a little worried if this would happen actually to her family. Her three children were still small kids when she left them to her husband for more three years already. Because she could not find any good job after she got married as she was only an undergraduate in high school, she had no other option but to leave her children in his hometown in Ubay, Bohol, taking cared of by her husband who was doing his daily occupation as a fisherman. She accepted the offered job for her in Manila as a yaya to a three years old baby almost the same age with her eldest daughter. “I don’t believe this!”...