Mamang passed away last January 3 – no pain, no illness, just the way she wished her farewell to be – quietly, and without any premonition. We were even preparing for their 50th wedding anniversary this May 21…
We were having lunch when she just slumped on my daughter Rebecca’s side (they were sitting side-by-side), and when I held her, she was looking up the sky, as if looking up at somebody, without any hint of pain, and with very feeble pulse when i tried to feel for some vitals. Resuscitation at the hospital ER was done, but finally I had to make the staff stop, as Mamang would have wanted it to be. Ayaw niya ng turok, ayaw niya ng maraming tubes, ayaw niyang may mahihirapan pang ibang tao.
She died on the epiphany, was buried during the feast of the Nazarene, her 9th day was the first day of the Church’s ordinary times (theme: going back to the Lord) and her 40th day will be on February 11, the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. She really chose her grand exit, typical of her!
Our family would like to thank you for all the prayers and the mass offerings that you have made for our Mamang. Please continue praying for the repose of her soul.