2013 went off to a not-so good start with the news that one of the most respected people in our family passed away. You guys who has read my “Cherish every moment with the people you love” blog post, knows who I’m referring to.
Lolo Bob peacefully rested in peace and joined our Savior last January 4 and up to this day, the thought of him gone still isn’t sinking in. What’s more, I dreamt of him that morning before they woke me up and told me he’s gone. He was lying in his bed, holding my hand and looking at me. I know very well that everyone will miss him most especially since he was a very caring and loving person. If anyone needed help, he never thought twice about helping. He is an honorable man and has served his country very well.
The morning before he died, his caregiver saw him pointing in the air and folding his arms in his chest, much like hugging someone. After then he gave his final salute and slept peacefully. We have been praying that the Lord takes away his suffering, and he did. We hate watching him struggle and in pain and it’s high time that he finds rest. Right now, we are all looking after our grandmother. She needs all the strength and support she could get from all of us. We want her to feel at peace as well.
I haven’t slept properly for days because of the wake and other things we need to prepare like the tribute and burial but it’s okay… knowing we’re doing this for him. He’s known as a jolly good fellow, a loving husband and father and a selfless friend. We will forever miss his presence.
An angel whispered, “Take my hand & Come with Me.”
I went away to a place with no tears and sorrows
only laughter and smiles
As I move among the clouds, I will look down and smile upon you
So remember how much I love you
Please don’t cry or feel sad
I am free from suffering and all pain is gone.
We shall be together soon.
I’ll have to admit, the house feels empty without him. But we have to fill that emptiness and carry on with his memories in our hearts. He may be gone, but never forgotten.
WE LOVE YOU AND WE WILL MISS YOU LOLO BOB. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING.