JUNE 2017: GENERATIONS ISSUE
What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life – to be with each other in silent, unspeakable moments, says a famous quote by George Eliot. As we reflect on the year that has passed, much has already happened, in our homes, in our country, and in our world. In this time of uncertainty, we often find ourselves going back to what matters the most: family.
This month, Metro Society brings the annual Generations issue, as we reflect on the year that’s passed and look back on the traditions and values that have molded us, made us who we are, and kept us strong in these hard times. Get inspired by family and the passing on of traditions, legacies, and love from one generation to the next. We bring to light a new breed as we put a lot of focus on the youth, the children and grandchildren, who are growing into their roles as change makers of this nation and this society, continuing on their family’s legacies.
Opening the heartwarming issue are three women from a family that are kind and truly beautiful, inside and out. Nena Vargas-Tantoco and daughters Katrina Tantoco-Lobregat, and Bea Tantoco-Reyes open their home to Metro Society and share the real secret to bringing up a close-knit family. On family, Nena shares: “For me, family is full of love. If the family likes to share that, the family will stay. The legacy of that family will go from one generation to the other.” While family life can get complicated, these three women agree that it’s part of the journey. Katrina and Bea are both inspired by their mother’s love for family and home, following in her footsteps, as they build their own families while simultaneously excelling at work. Their parents’ love and commitment to each other in marriage, as well as their generosity and their kind spirit to others awe them. Get to know these strong, beautiful women and the values of love and home they uphold in the June inside pages.