Margie Roselle M. Tamayao
A Father’s Letter
When I was in your age, I was ready to give anything just to experience true love. It all started when I met your mother. She’s just the most adorable woman I’ve ever known. She has that smile which makes my heart weak. Oh God I love her. We were so madly in love with each other. We went to cinemas, we watched the stars, and all that stuff which typical couples would do. We were too young to know what love really is, so we never cared and we just let ourselves be carried with what we felt with each other. It was just weird because every moment we’re together, she’d note down what we had done the whole day (like a diary). I asked her what’s ...view middle of the document...
Before that night ended, I made my decision. I have to propose to her. I can’t bear to lose her, I love her so much. At that moment she looked so beautiful as she gazed at the stars. I came up to her and told her how much I felt about her. Then I knelt down and pulled out the ring and said, “Will you marry me?”
The emotion I got from her was not what I expected. Her face was blank. I can’t determine if she was happy or not. Then I saw it – the sadness in her eyes. She began crying. Her next words were the most painful words I’ve ever heard. All I wanted to do was to die after hearing everything she said.
“I’m sorry. You know that I love you but this shouldn’t happen, I’m truly sorry. I should’ve told you everything. I’m sick and I’ve only got weeks to live. Please don’t be sad. I love you and I’m so sorry. Sorry for hurting you. You don’t deserve to be hurt like this, you don’t deserve me. I’m so sorry, I was so selfish, I just really wanted to feel your love. You are my first love, first boyfriend, and first kiss. And you’ll probably be my last. I’ll die loving you and I truly believe that you are the greatest thing that’s ever happened to me.”
With that, she walked away leaving me there standing alone. I didn’t know what to do. I felt like my whole body’s about to burst. It was just really painful. Life’s really unfair. I realized some people were right. When you fall in love with someone, sometimes, there’s too much to lose. But I never regret that I fell for her.
Days came by and all I did was to come to her house and visit her. Each day I was becoming more and more afraid because I was thinking that any day would be her...