April 01, 2022

60th Birthday

We made it through the first quarter of the year 2022 and so far, life is slowly going back to normal. It’s been almost three weeks and I can’t still believe that we are already in Norway. Nine years ago, I’ve read my Facebook memories… 

Me: Ethan, we will go to Wowa’s party. 
Ethan: Oh, we will ride an airplane and boat to Norway. 
Me: No, Wowa is here in the Philippines. 

Time passes quickly and it seems like yesterday when we celebrated my Mom’s 51st birthday in the Philippines with family and relatives. She had her 50th birthday party in Norway which we were not able to attend because Norway is far and we still have classes during March. So I never imagine that one day we will be able to celebrate her 60th birthday here in Norway.

Although, we didn’t arrive on her birthday because of the delayed visa I’m still thankful that we were able to visit and celebrate her 60th birthday here in Norway kahit delayed celebration. It’s been three years since the last time we see each other in person. There was no big 60th birthday celebration or party because of my mom’s health but despite that, it is still worth celebrating because turning 60 is a privilege only the lucky ones get to experience and enjoy

Happy 60th Birthday Mama and wishing you many more happy years to come. May God continue to shower His blessings on you and keep you safe and healthy. Even if the world is slowing down like you, you got this, so continue to live with meaning and purpose. I know that your life is no longer the same and there are big changes since fibromyalgia entered your body. 

When your abilities become inabilities, when your strengths turn to fears, and when your self-confidence turns to self-doubts. But I know that you’ll find out for yourself what you are really capable of and what is possible for you despite having fibro. Although our future is uncertain, let us just be positive that tomorrow will be a better day. 

You have done so much for us. It is now time to focus on your health so if you choose to retire, always remember that “Retirement isn’t the end of the road, but just a turn in the road” and at your age, it is time to “Say goodbye to tension and hello to your pension” 

P.S. Sharing the birthday cake or food toppers that I’ve made for my mom’s 60th birthday.

I downloaded the 3D Layered Birthday Gnome here and for the cake toppers, I used the following fonts. 

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