I was informed by my sister that our Grand Daddy died last Tuesday, April 17, I was at work then. I was not really surprised when I heard the sad news ’cause I know Tatay was long sick but we never anticipated that it’ll be this soon. I was just lucky enough that I was off from work the next day so we were able to visit him at my parent’s house at Tondo.
Huling lamay was scheduled last night and I was off from work again luckily. I was just informed so late that it was already 1 in the morning when I arrived. We had bid Tatay our last goodbyes earlier this morning at LaLoma Cemetery in Quezon City with the whole family. We were all in white in respect for Tatay.
Dance with my Father : Luther Vandross
This was being played while our relatives were giving testimonials, it triggered my tears to pour 😦
I’m usually scared in people in coffins but for my Tatay, I did not feel those goosebumps I usually feel about other people or just the thought of people in coffins. Oh well, there’s always an exemptions. Tatay is an exemption..
Goodbye Tatay.. We know that you’re happier wherever you are right now. You will not feel any pain now since you’ll be with our almighty God. For sure you’ll always look after us. We will always love you and you’ll be miss by many. See you when I see you again Tatay.. HAPPY TRIP! 😦