Thank you for taking care of me as I was a child and I’d also like to thank you on behalf of my sister. You stuck around here in Australia when me and my sister weren’t old enough to look after ourselves while our parents were at work. Thank you for all the hard work you put in to raising us along with grandma. You taught me valuable life lessons that I will not forget. Like how you taught that I could be strong no matter how little or young I am. You always stressed to me of how much I should look after my mum and make sure I treat her well. I will try my best to stay strong for you so I’m able to continue being there for mum as she goes through this sadness and grief.
I would have loved to visit you in the Philippines more often than I have, as I never got to bond with you as I grew older and matured, we could have talked about so many things and just lessons about life in general. I really wish to just have bonded with you as teenager/young adult. Although contact with you had been weak in my older years, I will not forget the things you taught me.
You’re a fighter and fought cancer long and hard, you gave it your all and that’s what counts. I know we can’t win all our battles, I just wished I could’ve won this one. I’m glad you’re in a better place free of pain.
May you rest in peace Tatay.
- Your grandson, Bernard