This is my younger sister (in red sunglasses) and me. Our picture was taken four years ago when we were traveling to Cebu for a three-day getaway. My thoughtful husband provided travel expenses for the whole trip. It was a great experience sailing. And that was the first time my sister has been to Cebu. She really enjoyed our mini-vacation. It was also our bonding time since I left for Manila to pursue college and had to work at the same time.
I really missed spending time with my siblings. Our family’s difficulty getting by brought a gap between me and my siblings. I had to go to find a job after high school to help my parents provide for the family. My younger siblings were still in school. I was away from home for years. Time lost and never get to know my siblings growing up. I felt really bad when she got married soon after she graduated high school. I cried for weeks because I was disappointed. I had a dream for her. I wanted her to finish college like I did. I wish I was there to give her sisterly advice and stuff when she needed it.
But past is past. I was very happy that opportunities like these came. Now we have families of our own. Although we’re busy, I enjoy every single moment we talk and catch up on things over the phone or on the Internet.