In the Philippines, we have sari-sari stores — small shops usually attached to a person’s home, selling different sorts of goods. As a child, I dreamt of having my own, but I guess this is the closest I’m ever going to come to it. Sharing different stories — sari-sari stories — most especially from my experiences and learnings as a daughter of the King of Kings, as wife of my husband King, and as mom to our three princesses. 😊
I didn’t have many birthday parties as a child and I think from my teenage years to young adulthood, I wanted to be surrounded by people during my birthday. I would have parties that lasted till the next morning because I didn’t want anyone to leave. It made me feel loved and more secure having them around, though I only realized that hindsight of course. When I became a Christian, I guess it naturally eventually followed that I didn’t need too many people to greet me or make a big deal about my birthday anymore. I guess it became less about me and more about being grateful. I can’t say though that having a husband who gives importance to my birthday and a mom who invites us on trips yearly doesn’t help. 😀
It was my Mom who made me realize that this is the third getaway we’ve had celebrating my birthday! One was in Coron, Palawan when I turned 33. Another was in Cebu when I turned 35. And then Bohol this year for my 36th birthday! I am incredibly blessed. 🙂
I’m sharing my highlights through my photos. Enjoy! 🙂
I am Phoebe Torres-Lucero, wife of a loving husband & my best friend, King, and mother to three wonderful, smart, active princesses who keep me on my toes.
Phoebe means bright and radiant. Torres means towers. Lucero means light. Put together, my name speaks of a tower of bright, radiant light. And that is what I hope to be as I write and share my sari-sari stories with you. 😊
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