Message to Dad

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! 💚

10 Comments

  • Milton Coyne

    June 22, 2017 at 8:14 pm Reply

    oh that is soooo sweet and this post made me miss my late dad so bad… My dad passed away last year and this is actually the first year that we are going to celebrate fathers day without him. I have to admit, I am not a daddy’s boy and I grew up being more close to my mom but my dad and I shares a lot of great bonding moments together and I do have a high respect on him! I know he is in better hands now as God doesn’t want him to suffer any longer (my dad has lung cancer). Your daddy is very lucky to have a caring and loving daughter like you

    • TheWonderfulKind

      June 23, 2017 at 12:18 am Reply

      Aww Milton.. Im sure your dad is looking over you. Cheers to all amazing Dads! 🙂

  • Meera

    June 23, 2017 at 5:56 am Reply

    This is so sweet. Pictures do all the talking about your closeness to your father. It’s been a year my Dad passed away and now I miss him more than I ever knew. Nice post on Father’s day. Your dad must be very happy 🙂

  • Berlin | Momi Berlin

    June 23, 2017 at 7:53 am Reply

    I love reading stories about successes. And I find your Father’s story a successful one. Though he already has a family, that didnt stop him to dream of and pursue becoming a lawyer. How I wish I was also able to share a father’s story. I wasnt given the chance to spend time with him nor know him that long.

  • Sriparna

    June 24, 2017 at 5:56 am Reply

    Fathers are that one figure,every kid looks up to. It’s really surprising and wonderful to know how they’ve come up in their lives and fulfilled all our wishes,despite their hidden struggles. Such a wonderful post 🙂

  • Shaira Habon

    June 26, 2017 at 1:30 am Reply

    I can feel a lot of love in this post. Just like your dad, my papa always wants me to treat people with kindness and he has helped me grow from a sweet kid to a tough lady. I will always treasure our memories together and I’m glad that now, even if I’m older, I still get to spend a lot of time with him. Thank you for sharing this post!

  • Eleanor Llabore

    June 26, 2017 at 12:16 pm Reply

    Wow! I was so touched with your story. Your dad is indeed a wonderful man. I thank GOD for giving us mothers and fathers who guide us as we seek our own purpose on earth. I just can’t imagine being here without them during our growing days and until now. Thank you for this post- you simply reminded me more to be with my parents as often as I can.

  • Dawn

    July 1, 2017 at 5:56 pm Reply

    This is so sweet, I can definitely see your closeness from your words and photos. I love and respect my father so muuchhh. He’s not perfect and he made mistakes that are not easy to forget but at the end of the day, he’s still my dad and I will always be a daddy’s girl. Nothing compares to the love of a father.

  • Olivia

    August 6, 2017 at 7:21 am Reply

    By far one of the sweetest messages I’ve ever read for their dad. Your emotions and love for him were captured and felt in the way you wrote about him and what he has done for you and your family in the past years. Any dad would be very touched to read something like this, and I’m sure he’s very proud of you! My dad and I have always been close, and like yours, he’s also our resident joker at home.

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