The evening of 24th of September 2012 is probably the longest night of my life…It felt like my heart stopped beating during those moments…Papa was rushed again to the hospital because apparently he stopped responding to my mom and sisters when being called…And then in the early morning of 25th of September 2012, I had received the worst text message ever in my life...”Ate Cherry, wala na si papa, dito na kami Rizal Funeral…”
Papa underwent Hemodialysis for three years and during those times, my mom and my sisters are hoping for him to get better but preparing ourselves for the worst things that can happen. But I guess you can never be prepared for things like this, it is so hard to let go of Papa. We had witnessed his battle for him to spend a few more years with us. We were saddened how he was affected by the treatment emotionally and physically. A lot of times I had questioned God why him…
I had to travel from Japan to be with him for the last time. I don’t even know how I was able to do it with my knees shaking and my eyes flooded with tears. (I’m sure Papa had guided me all the way...)
I love you so much Papa. I will miss you every day of my life. Thank you for the wonderful memories we had shared and for the values you had taught us. I may not be your sweetest daughter but I hope you knew how much I had loved you with all my heart. People say that you were lucky to have us as your daughters because we grew up as responsible and loving individuals but they are wrong…My sisters and I were lucky to have you as our father because you had raised us well. I am proud of you.
Greatest Love Story ever told...
Last pic of Papa with my three sisters
Papa with his Sweetest Daughter :-)
Papa with Rome (his first granddaughter)
I will always be a "Papa's Girl"...I love you Papa...
R.I.P. Mr. Romeo Ocampo Radoc
This link is the video for "Always On My Mind" by Elvis Presley.
My youngest sister said that this was the last song he had listened to on his cd player
and sang along with it. A certified Elvis Presley fanatic 'til the end!