We are family: My Siblings

Day 2 is all about my siblings.

My parents, when they were still together, had 4 kids–3 girls and 1 boy.

Our eldest is Maria Rosario but we call her Marol. I don’t think anyone calls her Maria Rosario–unless we’re teasing her. I don’t know if the reason she’s so responsible is because she’s the eldest or because she just is. She’s a superhero but she’s a bank manager when she’s not wearing a cape. She’s the dragon.

Next is my brother Buenaventura Ressureccion Jonathan. Buenaventura is my grandfather’s name (father’s side) and Ressureccion (not even sure if this is the correct spelling–oops) is my father. And just for fun, my mom added Jonathan. Kidding, not for fun! I think it was because she just wanted to put in a name she wanted. Now, imagine my brother when he was 7 years old and he had to write his name on his first grade paper… I think his first names alone occupied the first two lines. He’s mister environment with a background in animal science. He’s Pumba.

Then there’s Maria Lourdes or Marlou (by now I think you will notice a pattern). She’s the wackiest and despite me saying I am crazy, I think I am second to her. She’s an ass-kicking nurse and she works in a military base, beat that! 😀 She’s the lion.

And there’s ME!!! Maria Carmel but please do call me MARMEL!  I’m ME! hahahahaha

My Dearest Kitkat

I miss you. It has nearly been 5 years since you went to the rainbow bridge but I still miss you a lot. I miss you everyday. There’s a hole in my heart that will never heal until we’re together again. I am so sorry that I wasn’t with you during your final days. I don’t regret much in my life, but not being with you during your final days is a regret that I live with every day.

You gave me 9 years of happiness. I wish it was more. Would it be too selfish to ask God that He give dogs a longer life span? But you know, even if it were 15 years, I’d miss you just the same… The pain of losing you is something that I can’t really explain. You were with me through my ups and downs. You ate a gallon of ice cream with me and we both ended up with coughs.

Bela still remembers you… Though you died when she was still 1 year old, she remembers you till now. We got a black pug and we named her Soy Sauce. Though pugs look the same, she doesn’t look like you… She’s not your replacement in any way. No other dog can replace you.

My dearest Kitkat… You snored a lot and sometimes, I’d wake up because of your snores. I wouldn’t mind waking up to your snores again. My dearest Kitkat… Why is it so hard not to cry when I think of you?

I wish I could just snuggle with you one last time… I wish I could just hold you in my arms while you sleep (and wake up with your butt on my face)…

I miss you. I love you. I will continue missing you until I see you again…