Piapot’s heart is kinda broken.
Today, my nephew LJ, 9 and my niece Gabby, 7, are on their way back to Jersey. Last night, we went to visit them in Angeles for our despidida party. As a Filipino, I really didn’t like despidida parties, for with all honesty it always breaks my heart to see someone go or leave. The whole night, both the kids kept on playing with me and my sisters until we are all tired from shouting and laughing and rolling over the floor, hugging and having fun, making every moment last like a whole day. I kept a smile painted on my face all the time. But as i watch cousin Ate Sheila packing their stuffs and the kids already tired and sleepy, I know that the end of the day is coming. But still a smile is glued on my face as i cuddled and carried the two adorable kids on my back until it hurt so much that I did not even noticed.
But when it was about our time to go back home, I found LJ seriously slouched in a chair using one of PM‘s phones – texting… I was wondering who he was texting until my phone started to beep…
LJ in PM’s phone: “hi, we don’t want to go tomorrow :c” – LJ
Piapot: “Aww… but you have to go. Don’t worry we will see each other again when you come back, or maybe we will even go to your place for a visit. :)”
LJ in Pm’s phone: “I will miss you :c you text back love you_lj”
Piapot: “We will all miss you here. Just remember that all of your titas and titos and lolas and lolos here love you and your sister so much. Don’t be sad little boy. :)”
And then he smiled. Then, we all gave LJ and Gab our final hugs and kisses. Still, a smile was painted on my face, but I can’t help it to fight back and hold my tears from gently flowing down my chubby cheeks as we drove away and looking back saw LJ and Gab running.
We will miss you guys so much. And we love you. It’s not goodbye anyway, it’s just see you soon.