with the loss of a loved one is never easy..
*Caelan was very emotional about the entire event, he remembers his Tata very well.
This past weekend was my father's wake and funeral. It was an emotional weekend. One that I'm still coming to grips with. Grieving with family and friends always helps to ease the pain but coping with the loss of a loved one is always hard.
*Tha'ts me, my mom to the left, my two half brothers, and my nephew just as they lowered his body.
I have not seen most of my relatives in years! Most people don't even know I am the youngest of 10 children. (Considering my half brothers and sisters). But we were all gathered under one roof, as the death of our father brought us together. We cried, smiled, laughed, and mourned again reminiscing of our dear father who did his best to love and raise all his children.
*This photo was one of my favorite photos, it was taken by my oldest, Caelan.. amazing.
I spoke at the funeral behalf of my father's memory being the baby of the bunch, which brought tears to my eyes as I talked. And my brother had an amazing speech! He said my father taught me 2 things in life: One, when you remarry, marry younger, so that she will take care of you in your older years. And two, if you worry too much, you will age quicker. It's so true, my father, never worried about anything. Maybe because I came at the later part of his years, that he just wanted to live worry-free. But I never saw him got upset about anything. He'd say, everything will be alright.
Our stay in Hawaii is almost done and yet I am yearning for more. It never fails, every time we come to visit, we never want to leave. The feeling of home, having our family everywhere, and not to mention the beauty of it all... makes us all want to stay. I can't help but to feel like this is where we belong. We've been gone from home for over 10 years now, and I am encouraging my husband to find our way back here. To be close to family, to be near my mom. Until then.. we are off to the beach (again).