Tatay Bernabe ♥ by Toni Chew

Today (July 20, 2012), I met a great guy. We touched each other’s hearts but he touched mine more: Tatay Bernabe ♥

“Ganito kami kapag may bisita, masaya. Pero ‘pag wala na, malungkot.”  “Hindi ko na kaya, nahihirapan na ‘ko. Hindi naman sa pinangungunahan ko ang Panginoon pero ayos na kunin na Niya ‘ko.”

(“This is who we are whenever we have visitors, we’re happy. But when all is gone, we’re sad.” “I could not bear it anymore, I find it already difficult. While I’m not preempting what the Lord wants from me, but I’m ready if He will take me now with Him.”)
“Ipagdasal mo na lang ako; ipagdarasal ko din kayo” “Basahin mo ‘to. Sa’yo na lang para may memorya ako sa’yo.”

(“Just pray for me; and I will pray for all of you too” “I want to you to read this. I’m giving it to you so that you will have a remembrance from me.”)

Nakakaiyak kanina habang sinasabi niya sa akin ang mga ‘yan. Ang hirap makinig at makipagtitigan sa taong ganyan ang sinasabi sa’yo. Mag-86 na siya sa Lunes. Sana magkita pa kami ni Tatay Bernabe. Saludo ako sa kagaya niya. ♥

(I was teary-eyed when he was sharing all these to me. It’s not so easy listening and looking eye to eye to a person talking about these to you. He will be turning 86 years old this Monday (July 23, 2012). I hope I could still meet Tatay Bernabe someday. I salute all those people who are like him. ♥)

 

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