Wednesday, October 15, 2008

A Cup of Coffee


a cup of coffee
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Tatay left us 2,312 days ago. I was still working in Luzon that time. Nanay told me that 4 days before he left, he only said, "I am going." Nothing more, nothing less. He didn't even explain why he was leaving. Before I could react to what my mother had told me, my eyeballs were already floating on my flooding tears!

I can't understand why Tatay had the courage to do it. My younger brother has just graduated from college and our younger sister was still in her senior year in the secondary school that time.

Despite the continuous development in communication technology, our family has neither received any message nor any news from him since then. He must be very happy of his new life in another foreign land for him to forget us that much!

Today is Tatay's 57th birthday, and just like the past 6 Father's Day celebrations, we have decided not to bother him of our greetings anymore.

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4 comments:

homebodyhubby said...

I was 24 when my father 'left' us, he was 46. This year I outlived(?) him by one, for I am now 47.
Twenty three years had passed, but sometimes I am still wondering how it feels to have a 'buddy' who is 22 years older -- a man who was so close to me than any other, by my side.
Nakaka-miss talaga ang mga ama... lalo na pag may mga tanong ka sa buhay mo ngayon sa edad na alam mong pinagdaanan nya na. :)

Roland said...

ohhh... it thought he's dead... nangibang bakod lang pala... time will come mare-realize nya ring mali yung ginawa nya.

that's life!!!

Nanaybelen said...

mahilig din ako sa coffee. 2-3 cups daily at ayaw ko din ang half boiled
Happy father's day!

I am Bong said...

i'm checking this post because feel ko, makaka-relate ako...

tama ka. i also wonder kung ano na ang ginagawa ng mga tatay natin doon. hindi man lang sila nag-text or nag-email...

kidding aside, i'm wishing that their fine...