Posted by: Mer Pints | October 20, 2012

We Will Miss You Mommy Jane- by uncle Danny

Note: My uncle Dan e-mailed me this tribute which he wrote for her mom lola Jane, who anytime from now may soon depart and will miss her forever. I edited a little since uncle asked Sophia to read his eulogy during lola’s funeral. My heart goes with you guys, my condolences to all of you.

Mother dear I know that you are still there as I am writing this article to expressed my  token of gratitude (from all of us actually) to the most wonderful mom in this world. Ikaw na! Wala nang iba pa.

Like any other mom, you have always given your best to make us feel how you  love and care for us–though at times we made you upset because of our excesses and being “pasaway” to you. But at the end at least you would always exercise a very forgiving heart because we are “cute” and lovely kids which you treasured much in your heart. Ganon pa man, everytime we sang so loud (when we  had a sari-sari store) you were always suspicious ate Glo and I were opening a bottle of softdrink na patago,  Bakit hindi ka nenerbiyosin, we always do it not only once by thrice in a day. Lugi ka na naman sa ating kikitain sa araw na iyon. Later we realized the reason for your being “matipid” (thifty). Pinaghahandaan mo pala ang kinabukasan namin (you had been preparing for our future, for our college education).

Though it’s difficult, you really worked hard with Dad to see us a Nurse and and an Educator. And this, your sacrifices and struggle to support us, we will always treasure them forever in our hearts. Kahit ngayon na mga retirado na kami at may mga apo na rin, we will never forget how you worked hard to give us a better life and future. That’s why lagi kang bida sa mga anak namin, sa mga magiging apo pa ninyo, bidang-bida kayo mommy Jane. Wala kayong katulad,  para sa amin, dahil kayo ay isang dakilang ina.

Maraming masasayang ala-ala ang di naming makakalimutan sa iyo. Magmula sa paggapang hanggang pagtanda namin ay nandiyan ka pa rin na nagaalay ng iyong pagmamahal. You never ceased to be kind and generous to us, a legacy that we will also pass to our children and grandchildren. Kakaiba ka kasi mommy Jane, talagang busilak at pinagpala ang iyong puso.

One time nang nagbakasyon ako diyan sa Amerika, nagkaroon tayo ng pagkakataon na  makasama ka namin ni ate Glo. Hindi maipinta ang tuwa sa iyong mukha sa tuwa dahil nakapiling mo na naman ang mga cute mong anak na mahal na mahal mo. Even me I felt so happy being with you and ate too mom, kahit iyong kotse ng ate ay punong-puno na mga pagkain galing sa FB (food bank).

Malakas ka pa noon, you could walk a mile without complaining. At kinakantiyawan mo pa kami ng ate Glo kasi may mga rayuma na kami. Sabi nga ng mga nakakakita sa inyo ng ate Glo, parang magkapatid lamang kayo. Mabuti na lang bata pa (young looking?) ang tingin nila sa akin. Baka sabihin nila kuya mo ako (your elder brother).

But there are so many uncertainties in life, maraming bagay ang hindi natin kontrolado sa buhay, only God knows what the future holds to all of us. Alzheimer, that dreaded aging disease when it struck you, everything had changed. Despite the medications, the disease persisted till it brought you down. But your condition taught us a lot of lessons on how to be patient, understanding, and sacrifice ourselves to care and loving you–lalong lalo na si Ate Glo, na despite her physical condition ay inalagaan ka niya nang buong pagmamahal at ni minsan ay di niya naisip na dalhin ka sa nursing home. What a good heart she has. Nagagawa pa rin niyang tumawa at awitan ka kahit pinagkakalat mo na ang mga tissue paper at tinatakasan siya para mag-adventure sa labas ng bahay na kung saan naman ay hinahabol ka naman na kasama pa niya si Sophia. Hanggang ngayon ay di pa namin nakakalimutan iyong famous line mo noong nagbakasyon ka sa Pilipinas– “This is my house” kasama na iyong pagtunong ng iyong walker “bog!”.

Napakaganda ang kuwento ng buhay na iminulat mo sa amin, Ngunit bawat kuwento ay may katapusan. Yes mommy, you have written a very beautiful story in our hearts, your life; but like any other story, there is always a beginning and an end. But I will not end your story right here, your life will continue as a legacy, at manatiling buhay ka sa aming puso at pagmamahal.

I will not say goodbye our dear mother, I will just just say maligayang paglalakbay sa piling ng Dakilang Lumikha. Smile mommy Jane, you are in His good hands, bon voyage!


Responses

  1. I edited a little on uncle Dan’s eulogy. I hope Sophia can access the link so she could read the edited post. Sorry I did not have time to edit it and posted as is because I am so busy the past days with my job. Thanks and my condolences to you and your family tito Dan.

  2. Segundina, how is your weekend in Cebu? Magkuwento ka naman.

  3. condolence na lang sa uncle dan mo and his family


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