i was at a young age when my father left to work abroad, i did not understand then why he chose to leave us.  everytime i see an airplane in the skies, i thought my father is on that plane and i shout “tatay! tatay“! (father! father!), waving my hands till it was out of my sight.

my parents sacrificed a lot for me and my siblings, i know it wasn’t that easy for them being apart.  my mother used to cry when she arrives home coming from the airport after my father leaves again to go back to work.  she usually goes straight upstairs in our small two-storey rented house and after a while i will follow her and i’ll see her weeping.  all i can do was sit beside her.  i knew she’ll be missing him again.

my father is not perfect, but i can say that he truly loves us, his family.  it is very fortunate for me that he is my father, i wouldn’t choose anyone else.

happy father’s day, “tatay“..  i love you.

8 responses to “tatay

  1. i share the same thoughts of growing up with an ocw-tatay.
    you know my story anyway, rob. haha..
    seriously, regardless of our father’s flaws (who’s perfect anyway?), they should always feel appreciated.

  2. my father used to be an OFW too, pero nung nagstart nako magschool, he chose to stay here with us.
    even if we always have new additions (babies) in our family, my father remains to be the REAL STAR ng Reyes Family. ♥

    • .. yes chyng, it’s just a matter of choices, either way if they stayed back home or abroad, the sacrifices our parents did to offer us a better future is exceptional.

  3. we should really be thankful of how much parents sacrifice for their children. i hope your father would be able to read your post. he’ll be happy. 🙂

    • .. hi mordsith, my father really does not know i blog but i was able to greet him personally on his special day. thanks for dropping by!

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