My husband has not seen his parents for a long time, but he sees to it that he calls them on special occasions. He shares to our kids how his Tatay and Nanay as parents and how well they taught each one of the eight kids the values of Christian living. They were poor in material possession, but never in spirit. They read the bible as a family and goes to church regularly. My husband even joined and won a Bible Exposition at age 10. No wonder hubby grew up to be a good person. As a dad, hubby is not a strict one. Sometimes he has the tendency to spoil the children. Nevertheless, he sets a good example to our kids by being a responsible person, Dad and husband to me.
By the way, last week husband’s sibling called up to inform us that Nanay is in the hospital. Hubby is worried about her mother’s welfare. We thought at first that she might need an inogen oxygen concentrators (it’s a portable oxygen therapy). It turned out that Nanay slipped and broke her leg. I’m not sure if my MIL is released from the hospital, but from the last conversation, she is recuperating well.