Meet the Bravest Dads In My Life
Most of you know that my dad passed away when I was just 9 years old. I only have a few memories of him, but they were all good one. I bet, if he was alive my husband will have a hard time asking for my hand to marry him.
I can’t relate to my classmates when they tell me that they have a strict or uncaring father.
Since Father’s day is near, I would like to introduce to you the 3 Dads who are close to me and why I adore them.
My Father-in-Law – When Noel introduced me to his dad, I was terrified. After having several boyfriends, that was the first time someone had introduced me not only to his mom but also to his dad. But, I can say that his dad treated me like his own daughter (even before Noel and I got married). I was one of the lucky few who have a very kind Father and Mother-In-Law.
One of the things that I will never forget about my father-in-law did for me was when I was still in College. My terror Law Teacher confiscated all of our cellphones because no one admitted whose cellphone rang in the middle of her class. My teacher told us that we can only get our cellphones back was when we came with our parents or guardians at school.
I can’t bring my mom, because she doesn’t know that Noel gave me a cellphone. So, I have no choice but to bring my husband’s dad. Ang kapal lang talaga ng mukha ko, to ask for his help.
Without thinking twice, my husband’s dad said yes to my request. I can still remember what he wore that day, a checkered polo that he tucked in inside his well ironed pants plus black leather shoes. He drove his car and went to school with me. He looked like a congressman, I tell you. While walking on our pathway, I remembered that my classmates were looking at us. They know that he is not my dad nor grandpa because I have none.
I accompanied him to my teacher’s office and I just waited outside while they were talking about what happened.
My friends asked me who he was, and I was sooo proud to tell them that he is my boyfriend’s dad!, and they were like WHAT?!!! ang lakas ng loob mo!
At that time, I felt like a fragile princess who finally have a Hero to defend her. My father-in-law showed me at that time that even though I am not yet married with his son, he’s there at my back to support me.
That’s just one of the bravest things he did for me.
Now, he is already with the Lord. I am thankful that he and his wife have raised 3 wonderful children which I now call, Ate, Kuya and Asawa. I can’t help but cry every time I remember him. He is such an inspiration and one great man.
My Husband – If you think the synonyms of brave is being adventurous, one with huge muscles and 6 pack abs, well that is not my Noel.
BUT, if being brave means being RESPONSIBLE for his family, being a GOOD EXAMPLE to his son and being a FAITHFUL husband to his wife then THAT IS MY NOEL!
MY BROTHER – He has a BIG dream for his family that he conquered his fear of going to another country to have a better paying job. Being away with your family and being outside your comfort zone is for me the bravest thing a person can do.
You know what inspired me to do this post? It’s the #BeedaSiTatay video from Jollibee.
Watch it here
For me, my father-in-law, my husband and my brother ang pinakamatapang na lalaki sa buhay ko.
To all of you who have a dad, a husband and a brother who is already married, please greet them to have a Jolly Father’s Day!