Somebody Loved

I was going to share this with you yesterday on Valentine’s Day but as usual, life interfered with my blogging schedule. So I greet you a belated Happy Valentine’s Day and hope that you had a great day.

Yesterday was a day like any other at our house, nothing special really. My daughter Jade and I got out of the house at 7:30 a.m. to attend an exploration day at the school she is applying to. We didn’t get home until 4 in the afternoon so that didn’t give me much time to fix anything special and we were too tired to go anywhere. We ended up spending the rest of the day at home. I cooked a little bit of something for everyone: sinigang pork, Chinese noodles with beef & vegetables and, for The Clone, spaghetti. We ate well and that was enough celebration for us. Like my daughter says all the time, “you should show you love someone everyday not just on Valentine’s Day”.

I am blessed to have a beautiful loving family and doubly blessed to also have great friends who love each other like family. That’s how it is with my online family. We have been together for four years (I joined the group when I first started blogging) and we have shared with each other and supported each other through weddings, graduations, funerals, births, and all the other milestones in life. A few of us have met each other but many of us have never met in person. Not having ever met each other has not prevented us from feeling as close to each other as families though. We’ve had our disagreements and we’ve had our bonding moments. We’ve gotten mad at each other and we’ve made up. We’ve laughed until we cried and cried until we had to laugh. Through it all, we’ve gotten to be better friends and better family. One of my online sisters, Mec, made the following video to celebrate the love among the Berks.

These are my online berks, visit their blogs and you’ll see just how apt Mec’s video is.

Ajay Jop CeliaK Tanya
Apol Joyce Tito Rolly Tintin
Ate Sienna Karla Toni WatsOn
BatJay Kiwi Pinay Ruth
BongK Lolo Jose Sachiko
CaT Mari Tatang Rome
Jet Mec
Jardine Davies

We are a mix of a little bit of this and that, but like our halo-halo, it works together somehow and it’s refreshing.

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