Today we observed the 1st anniversary of Papa Mike's death. It was an emotional day for me as I recalled the moment when I heard the news one year ago. Scenes from the wake and the funeral flashed back in my mind. The skies seemed to empathize with me as rain pured down heavily.
The commemoration started with a mass at Papa's grave site in San Vicente Memorial Park, celebrated by Fr. Dirk. Merienda cena/dinner followed at the Flores residence. In attendance were Papa's close friends and our relatives from both sides of the family. Of course, my own friends also came in full force. I couldn't have gone through the painful emotions without them.