Pacya: Our dearest Emery,

The scO-OPer

YOU always tried to remain happy and enjoy life. Your smile was infectious that it would even light up any heart.

Your eight-year journey in this playground is a miraculous and amazing story to tell. You touched souls. The immaculate character that you showed is an inspiration for us to appreciate every single day of our lives.

It is indeed agonizing writing this letter but I know that God chose you to have cerebral palsy because He knows that you are brave to fight such condition. He knows that Manang Michelle, Manong Gavy and us—your family, are capable of going through with your rare movement disorder. I know that your dad and mom in Laguna did everything for you to enjoy life and I know you are very proud of them.

Papa Molar and Mama Cherry too did not regret having you in the family. In fact, you are a gift—a blessing.

Your last call to your Lola is memorable. Your laugh over the phone is such an extraordinary musical note. Until this time, Lola Elizabeth keeps on repeating the story of your phone conversation. She is repenting that the call ended so quickly because she has to attend to the dialysis procedure of your Lolo.

My son, Zy, did not believe me at first when I told him of your death. He sensitively went to his bed and whispered a prayer. He said that he will miss how you play together on your phone.

You are already in our Creator’s place. Say “Mano po” also to your Lola Aida—for sure, she waited for your arrival, I even suspect that she picked flowers for you. Your best friend Tetang also said that “Ankena tep igwa enan maled kadnan Papa Jesus tep naguara bas-basol to. Hema bengat a nadiyuho-duho thos Lolo tho, nain emot toy remote control na TV.” (Anyway, she is already with Jesus because she has no shortcomings. Her only sins were the times when she teases her grandfather by hiding the remote control of the television.)

I hope you can sing with me Streets of Heaven tonight, we really miss you so much and I hope you will be all grown up and give me that gorgeous smile when we’ll meet again. We love you.

P.S. Please help me in prayer that your dads and moms will go through these hard times. Make them stronger and wish them for an “ading” to come.


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