Sunday, September 30, 2007
Saturday with the Lolas...
Spent the morning with the grandmothers living at Hospicio de San Jose. It was Rose's birthday, and just like last year, she decided to celebrate it at the home for the elderly. It was my first time to be at Hospicio, and I can't really remember the last time I was at a home for the elderly so I found it a bit difficult to approach them. I guess I was a bit shy. It's so much easier when it's kids. But I guess that's part of the whole apostolate. In any case, I sat down beside a nice lady who held a pair of crochet needles and was intently doing whatever it was she was trying to make. I later found out that she makes these cute cellphone holders, which she sells to visitors at the hospice. Her name was Lola Le Thi, and she's a Vietnamese refugee. (Lola is the Filipino word for grandmother.) I didn't ask much about her story, because I'm afraid it might be too sad and I didn't want to break into tears.
Anyway, the entire "party" went on with success. The grandmas sang songs and joined the games. They were so grateful for the gifts and the short time that we spent with them. It was really great to be part of it all. Somehow, I also managed to convince Grey Guy to go with me to the party. It was great to see him show his "caring" side to the grannies. So I guess there's hope. Just kidding.
So that's how my Saturday went. Hope yours was great!