Thursday, April 3, 2008

Sunday Scribbling: The Photograph

This photograph was taken during Tatay and Nanay's visit to Maui. The original plan was for them to move to Maui and to stay with us as long as they live. That plan changed; they got homesick. I do not know when they can come visit again because I do not know when we can afford to buy them another round trip ticket to Maui. If we can't buy them a ticket within six (6) months from the time they left, their Immigrant Visa will expire and it will be very hard to get them a visa again. That means it is close to impossible for them to come back to the US. But at this point we really can't afford to buy them a round trip ticket within six months so it looks like this photo with their grandkids here would be the last photo they would have with them here on Maui. Maybe we can someday visit them in the Philippines, but for now I just want to say that this photograph is a very special one. My son made the frame. We will always cherish Tatay and Nanay's visit here.

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* Tatay and Nanay means Dad and Mom in Tagalog.

17 comments:

Granny Smith said...

Oh, I hope they can visit again! That is a wonderful family photo with everyone looking so happy.

Mixednuts said...

I love the frame. It is so cute. Your son is creative. It's great that your folks were able to visit you there. Yes that is a picture to cherish.

rebecca said...

what a beautiful family picture. i can see why you miss your parents so much...they look like such tender-hearted, warm people. your children are gorgeous. and well, what can i say of the picture? perfect. and even more so because of the emotional connection and memories you have attached to it.

i hope you and your family get to visit tatay and nanay very soon.

blessings and love,
rebecca

paisley said...

oh liza,, the photo could not be more beautiful... and then to find your son made the frame... what a treasure!!!!

Heather said...

God will make a way, when there seems to be no way. He works in ways we cannot see, God will make a way for me. (From one of my all-time favorite songs!)

dailypanic said...

When my grandmother came to live with us from the phillipines, she hated it, but we forced her for five years,because of her health. She stuck to her guns and was so homesick, we were no replacement for her life-the one she wanted to live-in sickness or in health. She did go home and I did see her one last time in her home, in the phillipines.
Beautiful picture.

Kathryn said...

Liza, you have a beautiful family. Cherish your special memories and know that you'll be together when the time is right.

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Greyscale Territory said...

This is an absolutely delightful family pic. It is one to treasure.

Gemma

Robin said...

What a beautiful picture, so full of love.

I too live on the other side of the world from my family and sometimes really struggle with how very far away that is, especially since I had children. Your post makes me realize how very lucky I actually am that we are able to visit a few times a year.

I hope you are somehow able to find a way to buy those tickets after all.

Autrice DelDrago said...

I hope that they can return to visit again. You have a beautiful family.

Tammy said...

That's very sad Liza but I'm hoping things will change and you will be together again.

Your son did a beautiful job on the frame! Very special shot!

forgetfulone said...

That's a great photo, and I do hope they get to visit again.

samismom22 said...

That is a dear photo to cherish. :)
Your kids always take great pictures!

GreenishLady said...

It can be so hard when family live very far apart. I hope whatever happens it is best for all concerned in the end. That's a lovely photo, and the frame is beautiful.

Patois said...

Such a lovely photo. I hope you find a way to get them back so you have another memorable time (and photo) to add to it.

tumblewords said...

A happy photo - without the story, I would see a family who gathered often and with joy. Good luck to you!