is seeing your 82-year-old Mom see her very first book published! Yep--first time author at age 82: that's inspiring! Mom's book is DAWAC And Other Memoir Narratives, which was released in the U.S. but she only just saw her first copy last week when I went to the Philippines. You see, Mom is bedridden from cancer now, which didn't stop her from knowing/feeling the joy of her first book -- that first book is always special! Here she is:
And here Mom is doing book-signings! Grin!
I am so happy Mom experienced all this ...
Here's my cousin Dona at her sari-sari store, reading Mom's book (love these tiny stores that dot the Philippine landscape):
In fact, Dona will post a copy at her store for all the villagers to see that Mom wrote a book about them all!
This unimaginable sweetness of seeing your Mother experience her first book: Ay, nagsamit nga unay!