Wednesday, March 17, 2010

SIMPLE YET STRAIGHT TO THE SOUL

He was the love of her life - - her first and last. When Mom found out that Dad got lung cancer, she was in disbelief, in denial. She took care of him - - she was the best nurse there is. She was determined she could make him well....

The family sold everything - - jewelries, properties, fund investments - - to finance the cobalt treatments and chemotherapy sessions. When all that was left was the house where we live, Dad told Mom to stop and let go. Maybe he felt it was coming even though he was fighting it…. my mom needed him, the family needed him…

I remember it so clearly. We were woke up by Mama (my Dad’s eldest sister), and with her crying and praying the rosary, I knew it was the dreaded time. We gathered around him and I heard Mom say, “It’s okay, Jess. You may go. Kaya ko na.” With those words, Dad breathed his last.

I like to think that up to the end, Dad thought of Mom. He just waited until the time that Mom could let go and accept things. He was the greatest fighter ever with her love.

Supplies: Papers: Prima Marketing, Rusty Pickle, Chatterbox,Collage Press, Alphabet chipboards: BasicGrey, Alphabet stickers: Doodlebug Designs, Flowers: Prima Marketing, Overlay: Hambly Studios, Paints: Making Memories, Pebeo, Blings: All About Scrapbooking, Others: Leaves, kraft envelope, index card, gold blings.

For All About Me's Challenge 14: " Giving up doesn't always mean you are weak; sometimes it means that you are strong enough to let go."

janis

11 comments:

Dragons Lair Designs said...

what a touching story and one so familiar to me, my father died of brain tumours and our story was very much the same, thankyou so much for sharing it

Janette

Sandra said...

Such a touching story and so great you scrapped it! Thanks to AAM! I love your layout, Janis.

The Scrapbook Speedway said...

what a fun LO! very creative and differenct!!!

Miranda said...

Tears are rolling down my cheeks...Hug for you.

Mo said...

Oh Janis, I can't believe the amount of feeling this rendered with so little words....beautiful. This is beautiful and that photo is perfect.

hugs,
mo

Michelle said...

So sorry for your loss and its such a heart felt story!
I admire you that you shared this with all of us!
Very stunning LO and love the design and all the details of this precious LO!!
Hope your mom,you and your family are doing well since this has all happened!
Love and prayers!!

salme said...

Thank you for sharing the story. It's full of love and the post title is so apt, it's straight to the soul.

Vel said...

Oh my, I'm not going to be able to stop crying for a little while now. What a sweet, sad story. I'm so sorry you lost your dad, and so young too. This is a beautiful tribute though.

Ems said...

kainis ka pinaiyak mo ako! love you LO as usual!

Veronica said...

Beautiful layout, Janis...and the meaning of it all is so touching.

Ali said...

Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TYFS!

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