Join 100,427 users already on read.cash

"They are not forgotten"

19 29
Avatar for maria_23
Written by   93
3 months ago

Article # 121

October 25, 2022

Time runs so fast and this week would be the last days of October. And facing another month is just an amazing feeling of moving forward for a new chapter of our lives. Every individual around has different challenges and problems being encountered but I know it will end up soon. it is just a temporary circumstance that helps us to build up our strength and skills to continue striving for our goals in life.

Advanced visitation at the cemetery

Looking forward to this coming all Saints day and all souls day As an old tradition of Filipino culture we will go to the cemetery and offer a prayer to our beloved who passed away. Offering candles and flowers as our present for them. some families will go and spend the whole night at the cemetery. We make them feel that they are not forgotten even though many years passed.

Last week, I traveled to my hometown with my younger brother because my Lola(grandmother) was on her annual death anniversary last October 18. Since I was already there, I took the opportunity to visit our relatives in the cemetery and put some candles in their graves.

The grave of our Lola, her name was still like that because we cannot afford yet to buy her a Lapida (tombstone). I asked the caretaker from the cemetery and it will cost 120 dollars for the customized size. As usual, no savings yet. I was a little bit sad and frustrated because we are several grandchildren but only me and my brother were there. But I understand maybe they are busy with their respective work and hustle.

After my Lola, we also visited my Lolo's(grandfather) grave. Finally, they reunited again in heaven for sure. He was gone in 20o2 and even though he left us 20 years ago, we still visited him when there is free time and extra money for the fare back and forth.

We go there at the cemetery in advance to avoid being crowded on the exact date. We don't know yet and no news if they will close the cemetery this November 1 and 2 like last year as we all know Pandemic is still present and to avoid continuous transmission of the virus. The government will release a memorandum for not allowing to enter the cemetery and even in crowded places.

Final words,

No matter how long our loved ones have gone, offering them prayer was a big help to their souls. Let's show them that they are not forgotten no matter how long they are away from us. Maybe we cannot see nor hear them but I know they see us from heaven. As a Catholic, I have a strong faith in all these matters. Maybe some people can say that I'm so sentimental and Yes I am! This is all I've learned in my religion on how to value and respect our beloved though they are not here anymore. shower them with the love that they deserved from us.

Sponsors of maria_23
empty
empty

Thanks for reading!

@maria_23

8
$ 0.21
$ 0.10 from @Coolmidwestguy
$ 0.03 from @Ruffa
$ 0.03 from @Princessbusayo
+ 4
Sponsors of maria_23
empty
empty
Avatar for maria_23
Written by   93
3 months ago
Enjoyed this article?  Earn Bitcoin Cash by sharing it! Explain
...and you will also help the author collect more tips.

Comments

It's already six years that my mom left us, I still remember her even her face. And I will continue to remember and miss her too. May all those who are dead keep resting in the Lord.

$ 0.00
3 months ago

It's good to pay respect and I would do the same to avoid large crowds.

$ 0.00
3 months ago

Do we have a same tradition sir cool?

$ 0.01
3 months ago

No we don't. We have veterans day here and the cemetery can be pretty busy that day. I'm Catholic but have never practiced what you mentioned on those two days.

$ 0.00
3 months ago

November na pala next week ate, di ko na po namalayan date eh hehe. Ako po minsan after November 1 na po dumadalaw para iwas siksikan na din po pero nagsisindi po kami dito sa bahay Ng mga kandila

$ 0.00
3 months ago

Subrang busy natin minsan di natin namamalayan ang petsa subrang bilis ng panahon.mas mabuti na yung mas maaga o kaya ay after nalang para walang aberya,subrang dami ng tao siksikan

$ 0.00
3 months ago

Duol na d i ang November 1 sis no pero di ko kapunta sa sementeryo para muduaw sa akong mama..

$ 0.00
3 months ago

Ok rana sis,pamisa nalang puhon if naay chance.

$ 0.00
3 months ago

Buti wala ng close sis kasi last year close talaga dahil sa Covid. Super strict last year sis. Close lahat.

$ 0.00
3 months ago

Wala pa namang balita sis na magsara sa 1 at 2 pero g advance ko nalang para maka iwas sa crowded di narin madali ang byahe pag may okasyon

$ 0.00
3 months ago

Totoo sis. Mas nindot pag advance sis. Daghan tawo pag sa exact day gayud.

$ 0.00
3 months ago

The tradition won't be forgotten and will always be practiced. Good you went early. Kami sa 1 pa magsindi ;)

$ 0.00
3 months ago

Pina aga ko nalang sis malayo yung province namin ehh byahe pa ng 4 na oras

$ 0.00
3 months ago

Oo mas okay na maaga para hindi makipagsiksikan sa byahe. Kami malapit lang so kahit late hehe

$ 0.00
3 months ago

Ang lapit, na. I think we will only lit a candle for them just like the usual. Offer some prayer and all. Ganito na ginagawa namin even before. Di na kaya ng mga oldies pumunta sa malayuan.

$ 0.00
3 months ago

Oo sis lalo na pag malayo tapos madami pang tao,mag offer nalang ng pa mesa tapos sindi ng candles sapat na yon

$ 0.00
3 months ago

Mas maayo ng sayo makapanagkot sis ,ako ani wa ko kahibaw maka dagkot og bisita sa lubong sa mahal namo sa kinabuhi nga wana maka uban namo. Kung dili ko kauli magpamisa nalang ko.

$ 0.00
3 months ago

Ablihan ba kaha ang cemetery karon nga year?2 years gyud to wala ablihi tungod sa pandemic daghan nasad pasahero hasol sa byahe

$ 0.00
3 months ago

Ablihan na siguro sis kay mutag back to normal na man ta gikan sa pandemic.

$ 0.00
3 months ago