Angel Statue

Relationship: Child of im/migrant

My mother got this angel statue right after she got married to my Dad. She was in the Philippines at this time. The statue is a reminder of her childhood.  My mom spent time with her family in the Philippines going Church.  This is a tradition that still remembers even now.  The memories keep her happy. The status is very old. But it costs a lot of money. But my mom says it's not the price that's important, it's the memories it holds. It was bought in an antique store.  The antique store was located up on a mountain where my parents were spending some time together. Whenever she looks at it, it reminds her of her home country. She tells me stories, traditions, and talks about the different kinds of food she and her family shared. I feel happy that I am able to see the statue and see how happy it makes my Mom.  We follow other traditions too, which are the three-month Christmas,The whole neighborhood beach outing, street parades and family dinners at Jollibee.  Jollibee is in the Philippines, but we have in Manhattan that opened recently.

– Anika Romano

Relationship:  Child of im/migrant Child of im/migrant