Meet Triz and Gaboy– my daughter and my friend’s son:
I love these two kids so much!
Gabriel aka Gaboy is 15 months old and he was the little kid who was with us last weekend, along with her Mom and Dad, from Illinois. He has grown so much in the last 7 months since their last visit here. Now, he walks and runs like a pro and talks with so much passion in his attempts to be understood. He is such a joy! And yes, Ate Triz loves him to pieces!
It was wonderful having them over! Nik and Eds are our dearest friends who, like me and the husband, share common interests and principles in life. Nik is Bulgarian and Edna hails from Samar in Philippines. She speaks Visayan so we understand each other even to the the tiniest bit. I didn’t know Eds until January of 2009 when Nik introduced her to us via Friendster. She was still in Korea that time, serving is a church missionary there and Nik is a church friend back in Illinois. Their love story is pretty unique, too, and to make the long story short, when they got married and Edna came to Illinois mid-August of 2009, we didn’t catch each other back in Illinois anymore because 2 weeks before she arrived, we moved up here in Wisconsin. We communicated constantly though so our friendship bloomed naturally.
Our friendship is only a few years old since it started, but deep inside, we both know we have “it” for real! We care for each other like sisters and because we have so many things common while growing up, the understanding comes out naturally. We are like sisters from different parents that our husbands wonder why the “quick” and “effortless” bond.
I always enjoy having them around and they said the same thing, too, which I believe. Otherwise, they wouldn’t have endured a five-day and four-night stay in our small abode which they delightedly showed they do. When they left and went home last Monday noon, Triz cried. She didn’t want them to go home, and Nik expressed if only their place and ours is just 3 hours drive at most, they would love to spend their weekends with us regularly! Lol.
Here’s me and Eds and our kiddos before they left:
Thank God for friends, right?
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