Monday, June 22, 2009

A Message to Dad on His Day



I really don't know when was the last time I told you how important you are to me and how much I love you... I can't even remember if I really have told you about it.

Thank you for everything... for your patience, sacrifices and understanding. I know for sure that I have never been a good child to you and mom, and I know how I failed you both. As I am living my own life right now away from all of you, I am starting to realize that from the very start you and mom are right... that life is really not what I thought it was before... that it isn't just easy and simple even how hard you try it to be... that life doesn't just mean my own happiness... Right now, I am learning and realizing all of these. How I wish I have listened to you from the very start, and how I wish I have not been that foolish and stubborn. If only I could turn back the hands of time, I would surely listen to you and understand that the very reason why you keep on correcting me is because you just want the best in me... and for that, I am really grateful.

Dad, I may not have said it often, but how could I let this day go by without saying how much you mean to me and to all of us, to ate, to Aldrin and to Balong. We love our dad with all our heart... and yes, I love you so much Dad. For us, you will always be the greatest dad in the whole world.

I hope I could really tell you all of this in person... but the irony of life really hits us.


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Tomas said...

While reading your letter, I was overfilled with just incredible serenity - I have read it as the confession of my own heart.
Thank you for the words that enabled me to come in a hug with my father, who left this world already many years ago...

atenean101 said...

Hi Tomas,

well thanks to you to for visiting my blog and for taking time to leave a comment.

i believe that most of us, if not all, have just the same story with regards to our relationship with our dads or even with other members of our family... it maybe just different in some other ways but still the same in nature.

in our life, there really comes a time when we try to forget who we are and try to avoid our parents especially our dad just for the sake of having our independence... some even do things that are considered to be extremely out of reason already. the saddest thing is, we didn`t really understand how our parents really feel and why they try to do thing even if they already know that it`s not really what we want... and then later we realize that everything is because of their ultimate love for us.

and now i am learning and realizing all of these, and i feel really bad that i was able to understand all of these the time that i am quite far from them, that they are not with me. the good thing is, i know it is not yet too late, and i am really hoping that GOD will give us more time to be together for me to show them how important they are to me... i could really correct my mistakes and begin to win their trust and make them proud of me.

madz said...

Oh, how sweet. You should really tell your parents, even everyday, how you love them. As for me, I guess I don't have regrets eventhough my father is already with God. 'Coz I know, he knew how much I love him.

atenean101 said...

hi madz, thanks for visiting my blog again. it is much appreciated.

well if only i could, then i would. but sometimes i am just too shy to utter the words... whatever the case is, still action speaks louder than words.