A Letter to my Beloved Tatay

Friday, November 29, 2013

Today would have been the 74th birthday of my father. And so I write this letter for him.

Dear Tay,

It has been 8 years since you left us.The wound in my heart because of losing you had healed but the scar will be there forever. Just when I thought the pain will go away in time, I am wrong. Because every time I think of you, I wish you are still here. It always pinch my heart knowing we can never be with you. That you can never see your apos who all got your chinito eyes. I am so sure if you are just here now, you will tell everyone how cute your apos are. 

I can still hear your seemingly endless laughter whenever Nanay got pikon when she's always talo in your tong its suksukan game. And whenever I hear "matudnila" in radio, it reminded me of you because it was your favorite past time back at home. I cannot forget the day when I burst into tears and tell you how much I love you. How much I care for you and do everything I can so you'll feel better. And I thank God for letting me do that before you left us.
If only I could turn back time, I would. I really would. But I can not and all I can do now is pray so you can hear me too. I know you are in good hands, no pain, no tears. Only love, laughter and peace. 

Once again let me thank you for the love you have left us. Thank you for the life you have given us. It may not be the perfect life but I know it's the best life that made us who we are today.

I love you and missed you a lot. You are always remembered Tay. I hope this letter reach you and please keep on watching over us.