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A Daughter’s Letter to Her Dad

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A Daughter’s Letter to her Dad is a our letter of the month of July . This is our guest letter writer’s letter to her father that speaks of how he is missed by the family because of his unexpected demise.

 

July 17, 2013

Dearest Papang,

It’s been ten long years. So many things had transpired since you left us. My heart was ripped apart on the day of your funeral. I didn’t think I could make it but I told myself to be stronger for just one more day to be able to pay my last respects to the father that gave me life.

Do you remember how you so wanted to celebrate your silver wedding anniversary a few days before your unexpected demise? It was very painful for Mamang to have celebrated it without you by her side. She must have missed all your surprises on each and every occasion. I was there. I saw how she struggled day in and day out with your sudden death. Truth be told, it was both of us. I knew that the boys suffered too as much as we did but my and Mamang’s anguish were very evident with the recurrent nightmares each night. It was only then that we both decided to sleep together in one room to simply comfort and be there for each other.

You’ve missed a lot of milestones in our family. I am sure you would have been so proud of each of our accomplishments and would have been so downhearted with our failures.  Had you been with us to this day, I know that you would keep encouraging and motivating us to give it our best shot and simply never give up.

You would have been so proud of your little boy. Oh man! He is such a performer! I am very sure you’d be a real stage Dad and his number one fan at that! You must see the girls swooning over him and the roaring crowd when he performs on stage. You won’t believe that for such a small man, he would have such a huge following. He must have gotten your charms!

It is a real pity that you weren’t around for the first wedding in the family. Your middle child just gave you a grandson! He gave us tremendous joy! He is simply priceless! One more guy bearing the family name; you can’t get any prouder than that!

I have missed your presence in our lives. Every anniversary of your death, I can’t help but shed a tear. It was the very day I lost a part of me. It was the day my heart was shattered into pieces. But life has to move on. We eventually did with God who did an immaculate job in guiding and protecting our hearts.

You would have been so proud of me as you always have been everytime I nail a job. You were there for me egging me on when I was recommended for my first job right after my college graduation. I knew you’d been telling your friends how proud you were of me in whatever I do. Even though we often “debate” from the important down to the petty issues, the clashing of our minds only proved that your brilliance need not be undermined. It’s your way of telling me that even though you had less education than I did, it does not mean you are less educated.

And how can I forget how you motivated me when I applied for my second job? You were the happiest when I was finally hired. You’re simply the proudest father that only wished the best future for their kids. I wish you were still around when I shifted from my private employment to public service. Geez! I wonder how you would react every time I was interviewed by the media on TV!

I would have been the happiest bride if you could have walked me down the aisle. It’s the happiest moment for every bride to see her two most favorite men in the world on her very special day. You would have loved my taste for a groom.  I am aware that I am your only princess but my husband made me his queen. There is no doubt in my mind that you’d be very happy for me.

I always think of you whenever there are family gatherings. Oh how you’ve been sorely missed! Each time I write something about you, tears kept welling up my eyes until I can write no more. Not a day goes by without me wishing you were still by our side. Life indeed can be so harsh at times. I have learned to accept that we don’t own whatever we have- not even our own lives. And that’s when I learned to appreciate the beauty of life itself day by day.

I never fail to offer a single prayer for you each time. I have so much hope in my heart that one day, we shall meet again- in God’s promised Kingdom.

You have taught me a lot. You taught me to take pleasure from simple things and to simply be proud of myself yet you never failed to remind me to keep myself firmly grounded. You have imparted in me the importance of giving and extending a helping hand without any expectations at all.

Thank you for molding me to be the person that I am today; my morals, character and anything decent about me- I owe it all to you. Thank you for being the loving and the sweetest father that you were, for all that you have given me…

I love you truly with all my heart and soul!

Always your daughter,
LAINY

 

 

About the Guest Letter WriterLainy & Dad

Lainy Belle has been a blogger for more than 6 years and she considers her blogs her canvases. Her first blog is “A Sojourner’s Saga“.

In her own words: “Some of us are earth’s sojourners, storytellers and readers. I am all three… I express. I write. I blog.”

 

 

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Teresa Martinez

A freelance researcher-writer who has continuously been in such field for 8 years. Previous to that, her work experiences are in the banking, advertising, and cooperative industries. More of her work in Google+

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18 Responses to “A Daughter’s Letter to Her Dad”

  1. I can manage to read all the content of the letter. It makes me cry. Currently, my father is sickly so it stab my heart reading the whole senti letter.

  2. haaay, kakaiyak naman to sissy! it reminded me of my own father who also was taken from us unexpectedly.

    i am sure your father up there is so proud of her only princess. :)

  3. papaleng says:

    A great tribute for a great dad. Your dad is smiling from ear-to-ear in heaven..why? for he had molded a great family.

  4. Oh wow, Lainy’s letter speaks of my own. I lost my father ten years ago and his death was very sudden as well. It was and still is very painful for me to accept that he is gone since I wasn’t able to tell my father how I feel and how proud I am of him.

    Lainy, napaiyak mo ko ng todo dito wahhh..

  5. betchai says:

    “Thank you for molding me to be the person that I am today; my morals, character and anything decent about me- I owe it all to you. “— very well said Lainy, and what a very beautiful tribute for your dad, it’s a mix of joy and tears, I am very sure, like you do, that your dad is very proud of how you have become and the rest of you.

  6. Smarlk says:

    teary eye when I finished reading. I don’t know what I do if my father passed away. Death is the hardest and saddest part in our life.

  7. Marianne says:

    Very touching and tear jerking letter. I know Lainy’s father is so proud of her wherever he is right now. May his soul rest in peace

  8. Lainy says:

    Thanks po for asking me to be your guest letter writer for the month of July. I felt truly honored to be featured here.

    I am sorry for making some commenters teary eyed. I haven’t been a whole person since I lost my Dad and I am sure some of you can relate. When someone important is taken away from you, everything will never be the same again.

    However, making the best out of our lives to make that special person happy and proud would somehow make life worth living.

  9. lencilicious says:

    This is truly a heart felt message. I’m sure your papang is very proud and happy for what you are now. And I believe, he read your note too. :)

  10. Ms. Tere, I read some of the paragraphs but did not finish reading coz tears keep running :-( What a sweet letter :-) I would love to read the whole story but I cannot because my Dad went to heaven too and it has been 8 years :-( Thank you for the inspiration as always :-)

  11. Kulasa says:

    ….could totally relate to your story dear…missing my dad soooooo mucccchhhh too….so beautifully written…..you are such a wonderful person, beautiful inside and out and I know your dad is so proud of you wherever he is now…I love to think he has met my dad up in the clouds….:) I wonder why dads seem to be taken to heaven early….perhaps there is a lot of work for them to do there…like watching over us….:) know that you are not alone :)

  12. MC says:

    Aww. Just couldn’t help not to shed a tear for this letter. <3

  13. What a sweet lovely letter of a daughter to her father. Now. i miss my father back home.

  14. ana karen says:

    breaks my heart again and again reading letters, poems or write up about love between parents and children. something i feel less abut when i was younger but as i grow older, the fear of loss becomes harder to handle. your father is so proud of how all of your children turned out. and hats of to your mom who has become your sole parent and pillar while enduring the same pain.

  15. Victoria says:

    This is a very heart felt letter.

  16. Kristin says:

    This hit me close to home because I lost my step father unexpectedly. He was my step-dad, but he was such an amazing man and I was very close to him. Great post! Thanks for sharing.

  17. Riza says:

    Losing a father is so difficult. But I believe life must still go on.

    • Teresa Martinez says:

      Life indeed goes on. We can only use what we’ve learned form our loved ones who passed on to the other life and honor their memories.

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