My brother's house in Trinidad Bohol.
Coming into the deferent world of you've known nothing about, it absolutely wasn't easy. It wasn't easy to overcome the homesickness and missing the loved ones in the Philippines. When it was my first year here in Canada, it was so hard to adjust to everything, like culture, how the way you act and live in the country that you've known nothing about since your birth. Only people who can relate this are those who have the same experience as I have and been through.  
Since I came to Canada in March 2009, I wasn't able to go back because we couldn't afford big expenses, going back home is too expensive. Living here is expensive, it is so hard if we have no reliability of financial and that's the facts. 
December 17, 2018. Departure at YVR.
My daughter was only there to say goodbye to me.
Well anyway, stop the drama, lol, so last year in December 2018 I went home ( alone ) and finally for almost 10 years of waiting, I saw my family once again, even though it was just a very short time, I'm still so thankful and grateful for it. I thanked our God almighty father in heaven for answering my prayer and to my wonderful husband who made it happen.😯
To be able to go back home last year for 10 days was a God's gift, a wish that came true and I am so grateful for that. Here's my memorable pictures with them during my visit, not much but means so much to me, once in the blue moon it'll happen to my life unless we will have more financial miracles from above. πŸ˜€
Our memories of yesterday will last a lifetime. We’ll take the best, forget the rest, and someday will find that these are the best of times.” -Styx

That's me with my brother Rezaldi :-) at Panglao Bohol domestic airport on December 19 at 3:30 pm.
On December 17, 2018, it was my first time visiting my family in the Philippines since I came to Canada! Finally, after 3 days of traveling, on December 19, 2018, I arrived at my destination at 7 pm night.

W/ my mother the next day morning.
My mom didn't really know I was coming that night, what she knows I arrived on Dec 21 lol, was a surprise for her. :-) she doesn't have any idea that night who I was! :). My tears were dropping, of course, it was tears of joy to see her at that time, finally. I said hello to her and hugged her and she even asked me who I was, poor mom. She has bad sight already that she couldn't see properly anymore especially at night. I wish, I could surprise her again sooner than 10 years before she really loses her eyesight. :-( if only I could but, πŸ˜ͺ I just trust the Lord for everything.
My bro during contraction on his house.

Of course, you don't feel at home if you haven't eaten any balot😊. At Taliban City Bohol.

Eating kwek kwek :-)

For almost 10 years we didn't see each other, so many times already went by and all of us has lots of changes, seeing you this day was my longtime wish that is finally came true. 
My mom had a mild stroke 6 years ago, I've got finally seen her health condition personally, her left side body can't really do much, her left leg and hand can't move much, she said she can't feel them anymore, poor mom.:-(
If only we have enough financial I would go visit you every two years and bring you to a specialist doctor to check your health condition and give you a proper medicine to take. Oh Lord, I am praying for it. :( We just need a miracle. πŸ˜‡πŸ˜ͺ 

December 23, 2018, My mother, sister-in-law, brother and I went home to our hometown Inopacan Leyte for Christmas.

Unfortunately, I have no pictures with my other siblings, I didn't have a chance to take some as I didn't have a camera with me. πŸ˜ͺ Maybe next time in God's will.

With my sister and niece and her son.

My eldest brother with his beautiful wife and lovely children.

Me with my nieces and nephew. My sister Ligaya's children. Love them as my own!

From Leyte Back to Bohol for new year's eve. December 31st, 2018 in Bohol.

Not extensively but we are thankful for what we could afford for New Year's Eve.

New Year's Day
With cousins, nieces, nephews aunt, and uncle.

And the last part and sad day had come that we are all had to say goodbye to each other.

Until then, we'll meet again! Those days either these pictures nor what's in my memory will be in my heart forever.

My face in this picture meaning that day was so hot lol, was waiting for the boat to ride on going to Cebu city for a flight to Manila then YVR. 
and I don't know when I can get back to be with you all again. But there's saying that " while we are still alive, we still have a chance to see each other again."πŸ’•
It’s never easy to say goodbye to people you care about but, goodbye is not forever, is not the end, it simply means I’ll miss you until we meet again.