Monday, March 9, 2009

Mama Mia, Mama Mia

Wikipedia in its website defines a MOTHER as “a biological and/or social female parent of an offspring. Because of the complexity and differences of the social, cultural, and religious definitions and roles, it is challenging to define a mother in a universally accepted definition.”

March is the month that my mother was born. I am blessed not only is she well and alive to this day but am thankful to the Lord for all the things she has done to me and my brothers and sisters. She has never stopped to be a mother to us throughout all these years. No matter how old we already are, she still has the same concern and love as when we were just newly born ages ago. Only death in this life will stop her to be a mother to us.

Born and named Lea Bosch Lacson in Murcia Negros Occidental on March 22, 1929 to Judge Serafin Villanueva Lacson (+)and Caridad Bosch(+). Her siblings were Miguel(+) Consuelo(+)Serafin Jr.(+) Milagros(+) Gloria and Charito both still alive and now residing at the USA.

My mother completed her studies at La Consolacion College in Bacolod City and on April 30, 1949 married my father Amado Castro Sr. of San Carlos Pangasinan. They had seven children namely, Ricardito(+), Amado Jr., Mike, Malou, Jorge, Christopher and Marili.

On March 15, 1980 my father Amado Sr. died of heart ailment. On March 22, 1983 my mother remarried to Keith Whelan an Australian national. They are now living in Sydney Australia and with God’s blessing both of them are healthy and mobile considering they are in their 80’s.

This coming May 2009, I and my family with my mother and step-father will spend our vacation at Moreno Valley California which will be hosted by my daughter Dawn and her husband.

If I will define a mother in one word its none other than “LOVE”, also a word that is challenging to define but I can safety say all of you out there will do agree that your mother can only be equated to the word LOVE.

Happy 80th Birthday Mommy! We love you. Mama mia, mama mia!


  1. tuely bro...we realize how great a mother's love is when we become parents as well. we get frustrated with our dissappointments with our children sometimes but in the end, we embrace them with so much love.-malou

  2. Malou - Now you have a mother's heart as well!

  3. your post reminds me of my mom who died last year at the age of 82. mothers are the best persons in the world.

  4. Jovie - Am trying to make up time while she is still alive. BTW, long time no see you have been very busy with your long runs, anyways, I am reading about it in your post.

  5. Ilongga gali imo mama. Murcia is famous for the Mumbukal Resort. It's a nice attraction outside of Bacolod. Happy Bday to your Mama.

  6. Jinoe - Thanks. I know from your posts that you are an Ilonggo. See you on Thursday's seminar.

  7. abaw daw si malou gali ka guapa si mommy sadtong una. suerte ko gid gali! hahaha! bro! 36 years married to your sis coming march 17. best regards from the tinsay sa usbaw DAVAO!!!-the real bald

  8. Mon- You are blessed to have my sister as your wife! The best part of it is that it's a no return no exchange policy hehehe!