Grandparents are special people who should remain valued in every family. They are constant in their love and affection and are always happy when they could do things for their loved ones. This Grandparents' Day, let us, in turn make them happy by honoring them and giving thanks for everything they've done for us all these years.
Blessed are the children who got to know their grandparents and were able to experience being cared for by these family members who unselfishly provide unconditional love. I am thankful to have known my four grandparents before they all passed away.
Likewise, I am grateful that my four children were born while both their grandfathers were still alive. Although they are gone now, we always remember their two lolos with fondness. Thankfully, my mom and mother-in-law are still around to shower my children with love and gifts whenever we see each other.
Yesterday, I joined fellow bloggers in Camp Aguinaldo to join Jollibee in giving joy to elderly veterans who were invited by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to the Philippine Veterans' Office Affairs (PVAO) covered court for a simple yet meaningful celebration.
It was so heartwarming to see the big smiles of the lolos and lolas when Jollibee came out and spent time with them. The lovable bee mascot even made sure to do the Mano Po gesture (a Filipino sign of respect) which, I think, doubly cheered up the elderly guests.
Aside from delicious Jollibee food items, the veterans were treated to music from the 60s and 70s by the Bloomfields. Who wouldn't want to dance to that?! :)
Watch this beautiful video tribute featuring grandparents who expressed how happy Jollibee made them. May they remain joyful and free from worries all the rest of their days. They deserve that after giving so much of themselves for their families during their younger years.
Let's always remember to make our grandparents feel loved and respected while they are still with us by honoring them not only during Grandparents' Day, but every day!
* Photos without watermark were borrowed from Jollibee's Twitter account