My stepmother called at 12:38 a.m. yesterday, 22 July 2010, to inform me that my Uncle J already “left” the world. I was dumbfounded and I thought of my cousin, JC, who was suppose to fly the next day to be with his father (Uncle J). It’s very depressing because it’s just one day difference.
After the phone conversation with my stepmother, I sent JC a message via yahoo messenger. I thought his immediate relatives already informed him but when I mentioned about it, he said they did not call him yet. He felt dejected because he was not able to see his Dad alive and give the things that his Dad asked him to buy. To think that they haven’t seen each other for almost 17 years (if I remember it correctly).
Although, it’s a very sorrowful moment, I’m sure they can overcome the painful experience like what my brother and I did. It’s almost 20 years now since our mother passed away. We were very young then but we were able to survive the ordeal.
As they say, life must go on. Self pity is a big no no. Aja!