KAMI was contacted by Elle, the eldest of four siblings. She shares this sad story about her OFW father. She asked us to share this story with no photo of her, in order to get an anonymous advice from readers.
On her last year in high school, she had a conflict with her father because of her misbehaviors. Her father was angry with her drinking habits and going home late at night smelling like cigarettes. One night, he confronted her and threw her cell phone turning it into pieces.
“High school ka lang, Elle! Hindi ka pa nakakagraduate at ito na ang pinapakita mo sa amin ng mama mo? Inaaksaya mo lang pera namin. Huminto ka na sa pag-aaral!” said Elle’s father.
After this incident, Elle’s father went overseas. He left without a word leaving their fight unsettled.
She made sacrifices to get herself in school every day. Thankfully, her classmates were generous enough to provide her food at lunch and some of their cash.
“Ma! Bakit ka umiiyak? Ano bang nangyayari sayo?” Elle asked.
Her father died of heart attack. He was running in a secluded area near his quarters. Three days had passed when he was finally found by his co-workers who were away for a project.
Elle regretted not reconciling with her father. It felt like their story was cut short and only God can let them meet again. In a dream or in another life perhaps.