We sincerely condole with you on the death of your father. How do you feel?
I feel broken. I don’t know how I feel, but a part of me feels joyful because I know my dad is in a better place.
Before I got married, my dad was my best friend. I was closer to him than anyone. We were very close, we talked a lot. We can talk about nothing for hours and we won’t feel like leaving each other.
Can you recall his last advice to you?
Yes, I remember. In December, he did something to me that got me annoyed and I told myself that I would not call him again. But on the first of January 1, 2015, I decided to send him a New Year message. So, he smiled and said, this year, make up your mind not to hold grudge against anyone. And I laughed and told him I won’t hold grudge against anyone. That was the last advice he gave me that I can recall.
When was your most memorable moment together?
We had many memorable times together. I cannot pick any because we were so close, we were happy together. But after my wedding, I went home the following day to pick something and for some minutes we sat down to gist. I will miss those moments too.
How would you cope now that he has passed on?
I will cope very fine, once I remember that he is in a better place. My pastor said if they wake him up now, he will say why did you wake me up? I think that was the reason and it is a strong consolation for me. I believe he is in a better place.
How would you describe your late father?
My dad was very friendly, always happy. He had a large heart. He was always willing to help, he was a good man.