I had a message for my mom last mom’s day and ofcourse I have to have something for my Dad too.
Let me start not with a message but a story from his childhood to show how awesome he and his growth game is. His mom went to heaven when he was just four. When he was around 9 or 10 he already tried working on the streets. Not that he was forced to but he wanted to show that he can do it even my lolo provides for him and his other siblings who also eventually got married again. He sent his self to college as a working student. He wanted to be a lawyer. He married my mom in his 30s and became a dad because of an adorable little baby — me. Hahaha. 😜
That did not stop him from pursuing his dream of becoming a lawyer. I remember back when I was kid and he studied and took the Bar Exams, we were so proud when we learned that he passed! I think in time before our youngest was born. Imagine all the nights he would study and review and still had the energy to carry me just to put me to sleep when I was little. Because that was my bisyo (vice) to be carried to be put to sleep,lol.
He worked for the Public Attorneys Office for a decade I think. I would joke him that if he should just work for corporate companies, and we are probably rich by the time I was in college. Lol! But, I know that he chose PAO as he really wanted to help people because he knows the feeling of someone in need. There are times when I could not understand why he had to defend some people branded as “suspects” . My close minded brain and mouth then would think. And he would immediately correct and scold me to remind me not to be judgmental of others since being a suspect still means they are not guilty of anything. His early years taught him how to deal with different people from different walks of life. He even brought me one time to work because of an urgent matter and he had to pick me up from school (college na ko nito guys lol) and I admit I was very surprised at how the job can really be challenging and humbling at the same time. His stint there has also taught me a lot of things.
At home, he is the joker hahaha. But, when were kids, he is much stricter! He seldom gets mad but when he does Im sooo afraiiiid. Lol. But, he became cool dad when I started to work. He would still bring me to the office from time to time when I was single. Even at midnight!
He puts premium to education. He and our mom would sacrifice things just to give us the best. And I hope we make them proud now that we have all graduated.
He is the best! He lets me do things on my own but reminds me of the consequences which is why I feel that I am in control of the life I live. He often reminds me to treat people with extra kindness and patience (I think he still thinks I am stubborn lol) . Wag lang paabuso (just dont let them abuse you). One government employee, I am sure who worked having integrity. I am one proud daughter.
He also sacrificed his career here (even bowling career lol) to migrate mainly for my brothers future. But, he waited for me to get married to reside accross the miles hahahaha! (feeling). He deserves the best. He is our favorite travel buddy and weekend date. Yes, much more now than I am married. If only we can spoil him and mom that much. ❤️
I am happy to spend fathers day with you 🙂
God bless and we love you! 💚