I took out an old photo album from a shelf from my parent's bedroom. I wonder what it has but I do know it contains old photos. On the cover of the album was my name "Stevenson" handwritten by my late mother. Flipping the cover revealed photos of a baby, and since it has my name on the cover, this should be me. Of course I was unrecognizable, not only because it was a baby, but because I grew really big so my features have changed, except for my complexion and my eye color.
According to that card above that crib on the nursery, I was born at 2:25 in the afternoon on that June day. I was one of the babies who marked a new decade. I am so amazed on how tiny I am on that photo, I was so cute I think. When I was kid, they kept telling me that I look different, they say I look like an "anak ng kano" or an American child. I guess it's my fair skin, which was different than most babies here in the country right after getting out. My mom had several miscarriages before me so my age is a bit far from my older brothers, and if any of those miscarriages did not happen, I may not be here.
On the left photo, you can see my first visitors a few days after I was born. There's my Aunt Fausta and her daughter, My mom, my cousin Teena, my God mother Marcy and her daughter, and my Dad. My Older brother Erson beside me on the bed. On the right photo, it's my brothers Erson, Wilson, and my Mom. Oh I miss these moments when I get to feel comfortable in their bed and on their room.
My parent's bedroom has always been open for everyone. Cousins, friends, kids - we all grew up on our parent's bedroom. My mom had been blessed with a lot of loving friends and family who always finds comfort being in that room, and I will always remember it with these tiny floral Victorian wallpaper. My mom loved my cousins so much even when they had their own families so whenever they visit our house (we live at our Grandma's house), they always visit her in her room, especially when she was already ailing and cannot go downstairs often anymore.
On the left photo is me and my Paternal grandmother. She is the biggest reason why I am here as I am right now. She put me to school and she helped me be the best that I can be, and I promise her that I will not stop improving myself so she can be proud of me. I love her so much and she has always been there for me especially when I was not feeling well, she always cared for me. I am glad that I was able to take care of her before she left. On the right photo is a 3-month old me according to my Mom's writing on the Album.
I would love to welcome and invite everyone to join this new Linky that I thought of starting - Timeless Thursdays. (Bear with me for any short-comings, this is my first link ever)
Timeless Thursdays is open for anyone who wishes to share old photos or old thoughts that you would like to share as beautiful memories with everyone. This can be from yesterday, a year ago, or something from your grandma's treasure chest.
This runs every Thursday at 12 am (Manila/Perth Time) until Wednesday the same time (12 am)