I miss my dad.
The other day while we were hearing mass (yes, we are also celebrating âsimbang gabiâ here but then instead of it being at 4 am, we do it at 8:30 pm) and the priest asked us to give peace to everybody, I noticed one family who started kissing each other as a sign of peace.
It touched me.
Most especially when I saw the young girl kissed her dad on the cheek. It was, as they say, âA Kodak Moment.â
I remembered my dad.
When I was a little, people will always say that Iâm a daddyâs girl. True enough, if someone was bullying me or starting a fight with me, Iâd run to my daddy like he was some superhero who would save me from the villains.
Actually, no one messes with me because my dad is about 6 ft. 2 in. tall, wears glasses and has this look on his face that reads âdonât mess with my kids or elseâ¦â
Even when Iâm all grown up, I still like to sleep beside my dad or sit on his lap (but with the operation he had four years ago, he finds it hard to carry me on his lap for a long time).
Sometimes when I donât have work and he has to tag along with mom because of work, I go with them tooâ¦ (my sister coined us âthe oldiesâ) and while my mom works, my dad and I loiter around or weâd share an ice cream and talk about anything and everything.
When I was processing my papers so I could go to Dubai, it was my dad who went to some government agencies because I was not able to do so (my boss was a workaholic that time and I needed all the money for overtime to pay the processing fees).
However, when I came back for a quick vacation. He changed. He looked thin, dry and old. I cried when I saw him. I hugged him. He hugged me as tight as I was hugging him. I canât help but cry for days.
I love my dad so much even my mom gets jealous from time to time. I remember one time; we were watching a movie (I think it was Armageddon) where the father was telling his daughter that itâs ok to let go of him now because he knew someone was going to take care of his little girlâ¦ I cried and my mom said, â Sheâs always like that whenever she watches that type of films.â
I really miss my dadâ¦ I miss our food trips, our silly jokes while waiting for the traffic light to turn greenâ¦ I just miss him. I hope he finds what heâs looking for and comes back to usâ¦
Merry Xmas everybody…