August 8, 2017
On August 5, 2017, my family hosted a huge birthday party in honour of my grandma, Mom Nora. We celebrated my Mom Nora’s 75th birthday! After going to countless family events as a “single” entity, I finally had an amazing date whom accompanied me for Mom Nora’s birthday.
FUN FACT: I come from a big Filipino family, who also happens to throw thematic parties in extremities! My mom loooooooooves hosting parties as much as she loves going to parties. I’ve been to countless Filipino parties from all sizes and for the past months before I met Jason, I would show up to these parties alone.
The colour theme of the party was “RED”, and ohh my, let me tell you, Jason and I looked ravishing together.
Jason has already met most of my family members and close family friends before Mom Nora’s birthday. However, the ones whom Jason hasn’t met yet were impressed at how tall he is, how much of a gentleman he is, and how polite he is. I can’t even emphasize enough on how many times during the night I heard people say, “ohh my he’s tall” or “he’s pogi (Filipino word for handsome)”…. and those compliments meant so much more to me than it did for him. There’s no better feeling than bringing a charming man home to the family. The fact that my family noticed his patience, good-heartedness, warmth and height made me realize how I found the right one. I truly felt like the luckiest girl with the best partner of the night.
After the party, my family had nothing else to say other than compliments and approval of my new man. I was so happy to have my family’s warm welcome towards Jason. At first, I was concerned that they might be too tough on Jason since we come from different ethnicities (Jason’s Chinese), but no – my family welcomed him like he was family already!
Overall, Mom Nora’s 75th birthday party was one for the books. All of my family was gathered together and even family from out of the province flew in just for the occasion. Looking at the photos now, I reflect on all the memories made from that night… from the long hours of preparation, to all the delicious food I ate, to all the photos we took, to all the dancing, laughter, conversations and to all other memories that were made – my heart is full of joy. I am so happy to be part of a loving, supportive and fun family like the one I have. I am just so overwhelmed with joy knowing that my family actually approves my relationship with Jason, and for that I am happy.
My heart is full of joy and love, and for that I am thankful.
Here are some photos from Mom Nora’s 75th birthday party!
Mary Dezleigh Teodosio.