It is said that life is full of surprises, but a family received the most unexpected surprise gift from their mom. It is so surprising because they had actually lost her 4 years ago! Whoa.
According to Tim Salonga, the surprise gifts were discovered on the day of his Ate Heka’s birthday last September 23. While the family gathered for a small celebration for the special occasion, some of their titas thought about looking through old photo albums.
Feeling wistful about the old memories they had with their mom, Rosario Salonga, Tim’s sister suggested that their titas bring home the last of their late mom’s clothes and other personal items. They had given away most of her clothes, but some are still in the closet.
While putting the clothes away, the family was surprised to find a blouse that’s wrapped inside two other clothes. Curious, they checked the blouse. Inside the pockets are some jewelry items, money, and a letter.
“Para sa pag aaral ni Tim, Hazel, Herica ang perang ito. Gagamitin nila ito sa pang negosyo nila at paramihin nila ang konting pamana kong ito sa kanila at may 3 singsing ito at isang pares ng ikaw (hikaw). Paunlarin niyo ang konting pamana ko sa inyo.
Salamat mga anak. Mama”
Considering that they had given away most of their late mom’s clothes, it was a good thing they did not include this blouse.
They were so surprised about the gift that they did not understand the note written at the back. They were only able to decipher the meaning with the help of friends who arrived to attend the party.
“Tinago ko ito sa makina sa ilalim nya. Kung sino man ang nakakita nito ay ibigay nyo sa mga anak ko. Wag nyong kunin ang hindi para sa inyo,” the note added.
It turned out that this was a continuation of the instructions at the front. They hurried to open their late mom’s old sewing machine and found the passbook and more money in cash that she hid there for the kids!
The family admitted that they thought about selling the sewing machine to a junk shop in the past. It really was a good thing they didn’t do that! This is certainly a special gift from their mother…