Our New Year started differently as 2015 took place. On January 2nd my father-in-law passed away who suffered from complications of his stage 4 prostate cancer.
We are thankful that my husband’s family was able to spend time with him before he finally ‘left’. Days before Christmas Day, his children from abroad came home to celebrate the holidays with him. On New Year’s Eve the whole family checked-in in a hotel in Bonifacio Global City, and shared Daddy’s favorite food in a Japanese restaurant in Bonifacio High Street. The next day, we had a good time over breakfast. Who would have thought that it was his last?
I guess Daddy knew that he’s ‘going home’ already as he passed on peacefully in his sleep. We are grateful that he didn’t have to die struggling and that he will no longer feel the pain.
2015 begun on a sad note for our family but in a way we are relieved knowing that Daddy is now in peace.
There are so much more in this New Year that is worth looking forward to and that is what we focus on. We thank God for the life of Daddy, for the love, the lessons and the legacy that he left all of us with. We are also thankful for all the people who sympathized, visited, prayed and comforted us during the times we are grieving.
2 Corinthians 5:8 We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.