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Saturday, February 25, 2012

26 Years: Celebrating EDSA and YOU

*Linking this to my sister's article dedicated to our mom where she won fourth place, Top Mum

26 years ago from today, Jaime Cardinal Sin urged everyone out into the streets of EDSA to join hands in prayer...

ah, People Power!

It was a peaceful revolution that gave rise to a new era of freedom from the hands of the Marcos regime...

an end to years of bondage, tyranny and dictatorship!

It was a year filled with hope...

a year of fulfilling dreams...

A momentous event ...

Our triumph as a nation!



Tin, my youngest sister and Ton, my nephew
26 February 1986

That was also the day, YOU came back home...

the day YOU started celebrating new LIFE!

You were born with a congenital heart disease ...
 thanks to the quick action of your cardiologist, they were able to perform your operation...

but not without tears my young one...



1983 Batangas City







Mom carried you in her arms day and night...
she gave up her teaching career to take care of us...

Dad was blessed with a big project to finance your surgery...

and Mama Mary saw you through all your sufferings...
you were promised to Her Child, had you sought that vocation...










Tin, before her operation
Every year this day, is a celebration...

a moment to reminisce how we rose above despair.

We take time to light up our candles of hope...

and be filled with gratitude that Liberty was born...

a day of Resurrection!



Communion day, 1989








Everyone was amazed by your transformation.

You are our butterfly.

That is how resilience and virtue grows...

Entering the cocoon... 
alone...
...in the dark..
...
waiting...
for the right moment...
for our time...

We are being prepared for something
better...
something worth living for...









1992
Graduation Day, UST, 2002

I enjoy watching you grow...

Singapore 2012



Happy 26 years PEOPLE POWER!


Happy 26 years Tin!


Today, we celebrate your second life...

We love you sooo much!

8 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Tin! Wish you have many more years of this blessed and wonderful life.
    Melissa...wonderful and heartfelt post.

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  2. Happy Birthday Tin! Life is indeed full of hope and miracles!

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  3. Happy and blessed birthday to your beautiful sister! I love how you compared her miracle to the wondrous day of freedom and new life for your country.
    Beautifully done, Melissa!
    Blessings to you!

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  4. Thank you :) It's not exactly her birthday today. It's still on May. 25th February was the day she came back home from her operation :)

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  5. What a warm and heartfelt story Melissa! So happy that your little sister is doing fine!

    Thank you for sharing this with us! We ahve so much to be greatful for in life!

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  6. Happy Birthday Tin!! What a blessing this day is!!

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  7. ...what a blessed day! aw... a incredible story of love, dedication and perseverance, thank you for sharing it.

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  8. What a beautiful tribute to a movement and also to the life of your lovely sister. You both are blessed to have one another. Happy Birthday Tin!

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