Saturday, August 29, 2009

Farewell Lola

edited on September 16, 2009: Thank you dear friends for your words of sympathy. I appreciate it very much.


My paternal grandmother passed away last August 25, 2009 at the age of 91. My aunt called minutes after her death to tell me about the sad news. My husband and I immediately went to Manila to see my Lola.

On the road, a black winged butterfly fluttered by my window side. Just imagine the chances of a black butterfly flying by my window at the highway. I knew deep inside that it was my Lola's gentle way of letting me feel her presence.

In some cultures, including the Philippines, there is a belief that the departed loved ones express their presence through a butterfly visit.

To my Lola, may you have eternal peace and happiness. Goodbye Lola. You will always be remembered in our hearts.

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29 comments:

Sidney said...

This is sad...my condolences to you and your family...I am sure she will live forever in your hearts.

RennyBA said...

Sorry for your loss - this was a nice contribution to one I'm sure was a very good Grandma.

Now it's time to recall all the good memories.

Sasha said...

So sorry to hear that, Rach. May your lola's soul rest in peace.

Kay said...

Condolence ...

Mitch said...

Our deepest condolences sis...

witsandnuts said...

Condolences. I believe in the sabi sabi about butterflies. My late grandmother minsan minsan dumadalaw pa rin in the form of a brown butterfly.

Alice Teh said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. My deepest condolences to you and your family...

louann said...

Condolence Rachel. Thinking of you and sending my prayers.

Tani said...

Condolence, Rach. May she rest in peace.

JO said...

Condolence Rach...

At least your Lola was able to say goodbye to you via the butterfly... I also believe in this.

Karen said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

Kia and Zeno said...

Dear Rachel, we are so sorry for your loss. Our condolences to you and all your family. How sweet that she said goodbye to you via the butterfly :) Big hugs!

Liv said...

So sorry for your loss. Condolence to you and your family. May your lola's soul rest in peace.

Maria @ Conversations with Mom said...

So sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies.

Photo Cache said...

my prayers are with you and your family in these times of grieving. *hugs*

eastcoastlife said...

My deepest condelences to you and your family on your loss, Rach. Take care.

henny said...

Rachel,
so sorry for your loss....I've just visit your blog today and knew this very late. I know for sure both of your love would bond together and stay forever in heart..

ellen said...

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Kia said...

Ciao Rach, thinking of you. Hugs!

katcarneo said...

I'm sorry for your loss. She lived a good, long life and I'm sure she is in a better place now.

Tani said...

My sincere and heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

Maria said...

I am sorry to hear about the passing of your Lola. My prayers to your family and for her soul.

CrAzY Working Mom said...

I'm sending good thoughts and prayers to you and your family, Rachel. Please accept my deepest condolences, my dear friend.

Return to Norway said...

Strength to you during this time of sorrow.

catrosinfo said...

My condolences to you and to your family.

Kia and Zeno said...

Thinking of you....

smarie said...

Our deepest condolences to you and your family, rachel.

lady cess said...

how are you rach?
my condolences *hugs*

Heart of Rachel said...

Thank you very much to everyone who left kind words.

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