Throwback to High School

I do not get to see much of my friends from High School. I am only able to catch up with them through social media. Since we graduated from High School, I have attended only two reunions.  Most of my former classmates, I have not seen since we graduated. It’s not that I didn’t want to join. The reunions were held in places that were quite geographically challenging for me. I couldn’t leave the kids. But I always hoped to join them in one of their fun gatherings.

Sometime in November, one of my classmates, Pinky, decided to host a gathering in her house to celebrate her birthday. It was in far away Alabang. Then Tere offered me a ride home. Marilette offered to pick me up and bring me to the venue. Bong agreed to stay home to be with the kids. Things somehow fell into place. I was so excited to be with these girls again.

We had so much fun tonight. It seemed like we just saw each other in class. It didn’t feel like a lifetime had passed since we were actually in the same room. There was so much laughter my cheeks hurt. I had not laughed like that in a long time. We were just as crazy as we were back in High School. I am grateful that they did not give up on me after all these years.

Still feels like high school

Still feels like high school

Grateful Project Day 97: My High School Batchmates

I attended a convent school from elementary up to high school. For many years, my batchmates and I played together, learned new things together, went through life together. But after we graduated from high school, I didn’t get to see most of them anymore. So when social media made it possible for us to re-connect with each other despite being in different continents and different time zones,  I was thrilled to have the chance to catch up with a lot of them. We exchange posts, comments, photos of our daily lives. The one thing  I am most proud of our batch is our ability to gather together for anyone in need – whether that be for someone’s illness, a child’s project, or even someone just having a bad day. We are there to cheer on, to give a hug, to clarify, to support. When my mom got sick and needed blood donors, a lot of people offered to help. Now, one of us is facing a health crisis. Once again, we are moving to be together, in thought and in prayers. I thank God for ACHS82.