Thank you, Casa San Miguel!

Tomorrow is our son's first angelversary and I am having mixed emotions. I am very heartbroken to say the least, but at the same time I am happy because once again, our angel has made us proud.

Since Keith showed interest in art at aged three, I have dreamed that one day he would have his own art exhibit. Unfortunately, he had to go home to Jesus sooner than we all expected. But that dream didn't end the day he left us because since then, I have been working hard in looking for ways on how to make that dream come true. Little did I know that Keith's former art and music school, Casa San Miguel would be interested in featuring some of Keith's paintings at one of their art exhibits this year.

Keith attended Casa from 2009-2011. Despite traveling almost two hours every Sunday, he never complained. He always looked forward to going to Casa, so he brought his violin and his portfolio bag to church and after the service would take the bus with his Mama and his Adings to Pundaquit, San Antonio Zambales. Yes, Keith took two lessons in one day- art and violin. That's how much he loved Casa. I'm sure if he was still with us, he would still be going there. I am also hoping and praying that one day soon, when time has healed all the wounds, his Adings would go back to Casa again. This is the kind of place where children should hang out on weekends- where they can freely express themselves through art and music. This is where reluctant young artists and musicians realize their own potentials and this is where dreams do come true.

A lot of times, I make no sense but there is only one thing that I want to say- that I am very grateful to everyone in Casa for giving Keith the opportunity to do what he loved doing and for giving him the chance to experience something that is quite extraordinary- the gift of culture, art and music.

If you happen to be in Subic area, please don't forget to drop by at the CASA Kiosk in Harbor Point. The exhibit is now open and will run until May.

For more information, please visit CASA San Miguel's facebook page. 

Mabuhay po kayo, Casa San Miguel!

tintin x


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