Halloween and All Saint’s Day came and passed, yet there was no mention of the event on my blogs at all. Not that I was indifferent of the occasion, I purposely skipped writing about it. As you very well know, my Dad passed away three months ago (third month was just last October 28) and the pain is still there. In fact while we were in Italy last month, my husband and I agreed that I should take the trek to go back to the Philippines for All Saint’s Day but I had a change of heart, because knowing that my husband can’t go with me, I knew the length of time of my visit will be too short.
I didn’t want to find myself alone in the house on Halloween day, thus, I tired myself out by running errands. When I was at the Filipino store to pick up some goodies, tears came rolling down when I saw these three things that vividly brought back memories of my childhood.
It was the thought of my Dad on some lazy weekends bribing me with these goodies: a choice of the three pictured above, and my all time favorite: Snickers, so I would pull off some of his gray hair. Those were the days… Days that are forever gone.
This was the first ever All Saint’s Day where I regarded the day as plain day of mourning. All I could do was light several candles and said a prayer for the repose of my Dad’s soul. I know he is now happy with his Creator. “Till we meet again, Dad.”