She has undeniably the beauty of an actress or a beauty queen… and why wouldn’t she, she is a 2nd generation Padilla. But do not let her outward appearance deceive you…. Beneath this beautiful mass of flesh and bone, is a heart thats even more beautiful….
Natividad Pangilinan Padilla is the sister of my lola Purita Padilla but she was more than my lola’s sister to me. As I grew up till before my teens, not only did I grow up in her apartment (who were dominantly occupied by relatives), I also have tons of memories of being in her house playing in her bahay kubo (Nipa Hut) and relaxing in the swing in her garden.
Unfortunately, she joined her creator July 24, 2016 and it was an honor to be assigned to give her eulogy. It was just so easy honoring a person who was truly worthy of being honored. As I scanned through the pictures that would be turned into her AVP, I cannot help but think of the countless people whom she helped get to where they are right now. Truly, it is not the amount of wealth and treasure you amass that matters, for they will all be left behind for the next generation to waste, but the # of lives you’ve touched…
1 Peter 3:4-6 but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious. For this is how the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves, by submitting to their own husbands, as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord. And you are her children, if you do good and do not fear anything that is frightening.