Long ago, let’s say 11 and a half years ago, there was a family who were perfectly happy with their lives. Well, what more could they ask for? They were complete and for them, that is the most precious and wonderful thing in the world. Then one day, the father had to go somewhere far far way (the U.S.A) so that he can give his beloved family a good life. Everyone were sad about the father’s decision. They didn’t want him to live but if the father doesn’t leave, the children won’t be able to go to a good school. The father went off and it left a big hole in their hearts. Years have passed and the father wasn’t able to go home for 11 and a half years for the reason that if he goes home, he won’t be able to go back to the country where he works at. Their life continued on improving. They have their own house now and was even able to buy a car because of the father’s hard work in another country but even with all the things that money can buy, they still weren’t completely happy. The big hole in their hearts just continued on growing. All they want for Christmas is for the father to come home. The mother and the children have spent 12 Christmases in a row without the father and it seems like the number will just grow bigger.
In life, there are things that we have no control of. Sometimes, sacrifices are inevitable and we have to make choices that, sometimes, may hurt us.
Christmas is the time for a family to be together and that’s all I want to happen. I want to be together with my father after so many years. I want him to give me a big hug and hear him say, “I’m here now *hija and I won’t leave you ever again”. I want to have wink contests with him again and I want this house to be filled with the smell of his delicious cooking. I just want to be with him.
I know you can’t be with us for the last 12 Christmases dad. I understand that. Just remember how much I love you and that whatever happens, I’ll still be your little girl. Only 3 more years and I can finally go where you are. Though it’d be much more wonderful if you could come home and be with us here. I miss you dad. You will forever be the greatest man in my life and someday, I’m going to make you proud.
Sigh. I’m sorry for this post. It’s the holidays and here I am writing about these kinds of stuff. I just felt that there’s this heavy feeling inside of me that I need to let out and this is the only place that I can think of. I really thank you all for reading this post of mine. :)
Happy holidays everyone. ♥
*hija is the Spanish word for daughter