Sunday, June 21, 2009
happy fathers' day tay!
My tatay, for those who knew him, was a very quiet person. At di ba nga ang tahimik mas mabangis? Kaya nga tingin pa lang nya tiklop na kami agad. Di na nya kailangan pa magsalita we just knew. Syempre behave naman kami agad.
Akala ng marami si tatay kuripot. Pero not to us. When he was still working lahat ng kaya nyang bilhin for us binibili nya. Lahat ng request namin sa kanya pag-uwi nya for sure meron syang dala.
But like most old-school dads si tatay rarely shows his feelings. Pero alam ko mahal nya kami. One instance I can vividly remember was when my heart got broken. Balde-baldeng luha ang iniyak ko dito. Walang hiya-hiya basta bigla bigla na lang akong umiiyak na parang luka-luka. Si inang would hug me etc...Si tatay quiet lang. Pero he was always there for me. He wasn't crowding me naman pero during that time na kaaway ang tingin ko sa opposite sex I felt na kakampi ko sya. He'd see to it that I was eating. He'd peek at our room to see if I was sleeping pag madaling-araw na and gently remind me to sleep na. Small things na tumatak sa isip ko.
One thing I regretted when I got married was that my tatay wasn't there to walk with me down the aisle. Ang lungkot nun. Pero alam ko naman wala man sya sa tabi namin nun he will always be in our hearts.
At ngayong fathers' day miss na miss ko na sya!