To my loving Father:
Dad, these past couple of weeks have been so hard for me. Knowing that you are no longer going to be walking through our front door telling us that you are home. I miss seeing you sitting on your bed reading your bible or when I came home from work and pass by your bedroom door you always greeted me by saying, "hi mija, how was your day at work?". I would stand by your door and tell you about my day. It is especially hard for me at night because we can no longer say good night, I love you and God Bless You anymore. We have lived together for such a very long time and it feels so strange to not have you in my life anymore. Your were my comfort and you always made me feel safe. As well as Mia.
You have done so much for me dad but, what I appreciated the most about you was how much you loved all of your grandchildren and how close you and Mia were. You took such good care of her and the both of you always kept one another company. Mia also took good care of you too. When it got harder for you to walk, Mia always made you soup and a sandwich for lunch, gave you a glass of ice water and played cards or watched the television together. She even changed your bandages. She was your little nurse. You supported all of her activities she was in..going to her softball games, baton parades (practices) and volleyball games. And you loved going to her School Fall Festivals and all of Mia's friends would sit with you and play bingo together while I had to work serving ice cream. I would come by on my break and bring you those chicken tacos you liked. They were so good!
We did so many things together...I could write on and on. I have wonderful memories of you. Our home will not be the same with you gone now. Especially our family gatherings, birthdays, holidays, boxing matches, world series games, basketball playoffs, bar-b-ques, Super Bowl parties, poker games...everything. Hearing you laugh out loud with our friends and joking around with everyone will surely be missed by us all. All of our friends and Frank's family (Agtangs' and Mascarinas') knew you and loved you so much and always invited you to come to their homes and always said how funny you were.
I am so happy dad that your were strong enough to walk me down the aisle and give me away at my wedding. You were so happy that day and so proud. I knew that was your dream to walk your daughter down the aisle. You were so handsome that day! And I will ALWAYS treasure in my heart our dance together at my wedding. I love looking at my wedding pictures and seeing you smiling and being the proud father of the bride! I love you pop! Thank you for being such an important part of my life. Even though mama was not there for my wedding...you filled in the most important part. I still can feel you holding my hand and kissing me.
Dad, you will always be my number one male role model in my life you are a...strong, confident, fearless, wise, hard working, God fearing, big hearted, loving, humorous and feisty man that I have grown up to love. You gave me those strengths and passed them on down to your children and grandchildren.
You are now spending your life back with mama and celebrating your 57th wedding anniversary together today...just the way it should be. Happy Anniversary Dad and Mama! I so happy mama is not alone anymore...she has you again with our sisters. It is just the rest of us on earth that will be suffering because your both no longer here anymore.
I am happy Pop that you are no longer suffering, no dialysis, falling down, back pains everything that hurt you is now all gone and taken away. That brings comfort to my heart but, my tears still fall from missing you and hearing your voice. I can still hear your messages on my voice mails at work and on my phone.
Take care my sweet father...God Bless You! I know God will make things better...it just will take time for me. I miss you so much pop...Watch over your grandchildren and keep them safe when we are not around them. Please visit me in my dreams and talk to me. I can still feel your hand in mine. I'm so happy I took a picture of you holding my and and kissing me.
Loving you always and forever dad...your loving baby girl...Naomi