Random Musings

Time To Come Home

December 10, 2015

This advert hit too close to home for me – the only difference for me was, the ending wasn’t as good as the one on the ad.

My father really did pass away and there was no surprise in the end when I went home last year. I have been having recurring dreams about him since then. In my dream, he was always very happy and we would spend such a great time together. At some point in my dream, I’d realize that I should do this more often and spend more time with my father but then that’s when I will wake up. The reality that I can never do all the things I dreamt about with him will dawn on me – all those times I’ve wasted and all the chances I didn’t take. There is no waking moment that I have never regretted not talking more nor spending more time with my father when he was still alive.

Now, I can only dream about him.

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4 Comments

  • Reply The Weekend Traveller December 15, 2015 at 18:43

    My father had a near death experience once but it did not encourage me to come home right away. I knew that he was going to survive. But as I grow older away from the Philippines, I realized more and more how limited our time together is. So I made a promise to come home to the Philippines every year, no matter how expensive or short the trip becomes. I do not want to have regrets. So even though I don’t travel as much as I do before (due to restricted holiday leaves) I am more satisfied just by going home.

    I am sure your father knows that you love him. Parents always know. Hugs!

    • Reply Pinay Flying High December 17, 2015 at 17:10

      Thank you and I’m glad you’re not making the same mistakes that I did. 🙁

  • Reply Nada December 11, 2015 at 14:06

    I can understand the feelings that you might have towards his passing away and not spending enough time with him. I’m sure your father always knew how much you cared about him, despite the distance. We are all here for a short period of time, and we will leave when the time comes. We should make the most of our existence and not spend any time in negative emotions, such as regret or misery. Be assured that he values your love – even though it wasn’t very overt and visible 🙂

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