Sad news today. My brother sent a message in our family group chat telling us that our other dog has also passed. Both our dogs are now on their way to the rainbow bridge. I imagine they’re both happily playing with each other again.
It is with a heavy heart that I write this post. Our little Lily girl has left us last night. She was surrounded by her family who loved her dearly.
She was tough as nails and tried to hold on as long as she could. We prayed for her healing but healing is not always the way we want. Now, she is no longer in pain. We feel her presence around us. For the days and years to come, there will be a hole in our hearts. But we will always be looking back with fondness with the time we had with her.
Eleven years in dog years is pretty long, I guess. It’s never enough when one is grieving though.
*The English translation of the Spanish term Noche Buena is “good night.” In the simplest terms, Noche Buena is a Christmas Eve celebration for Christian populations. (It’s not to be confused with Media Noche, which refers to a lavish midnight feast that takes place on New Year’s Eve.) Noche Buena is a time for family and friends to gather and eat, drink, be merry, and—for some—celebrate the religious component of the holiday, the birth of Jesus. (TAKEN FROM: Oprah Daily)
This is a scheduled post as it is very likely I will be busy or am busy. I’ll catch up with your posts soon. Take care everyone. Stay safe. Spread love and kindness. 🌷💙
Misa de Gallo is a Spanish word that literally means rooster’s mass but better translated to as dawn mass. This is because roosters crow at dawn and signals the time to get up and get ready for the day.
In the Philippines, we also call this Simbang Gabi or Night Mass even when it’s done at dawn. Some churches this year, however, have night masses apart from the dawn mass, to control the number of mass goers.
After the mass, most of us eat puto which is paired with sikwate to keep our tummies warm. Some would eat bread paired with coffee too.
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