Itay, Tatay, Tatang, Papa, Daddy, o Pudra. Iba’t iba man ang disposisyon na sumasalamin sa kahusayan ng ating mga Ama. Patunay ito na kahit ano pa man ang itawag natin sa kanila ay iisa lamang ang tinutukoy; ang pagiging tunay na padre de pamilya sa kanyang asawa, mga anak at maging sa mga apo.
Itinuturing na ang buwan ng Hunyo ay buwan ng kalalakihan. Hindi lamang ang mga Ama ang ating binibigyang pagkilala at pagtanaw sa kanilang kahusayan at pagiging masipag sa pagbabanat-buto. Maging ang mga nagsilbing pangalawang Tatay o step father, Tito, Ninong at Kuya sa kanilang paggabay at pagmamahal. Kaya naman, nangalap ang DIYARYO MILENYO sa mga nagnanais na iparating sa DM ang kanilang mga mensahe ngayong Father’s day. Narito ang ilan sa mga nagbahagi ng pasasalamat sa kanilang mga Tatay;
I have so many things I want to share with you but I don’t know where to start. Well, I think I’ll just start by thanking you for all the wisdom and life lessons you’ve shared with me. I believe that it made me the person I am right now. I hope I had more time with you, but maybe you’ve made your purpose already. I am just sad that you didn’t have more time with Raven, I wish that you had more memories with her that she can remember, but don’t worry I’ll make sure to let her know how much you loved her. My wish this Father’s Day is that when you look down, you’ll be proud of me and for what I become. I miss you! (From Robinson Dytiandu)
Happy Father’s Day, Papa!
Nais ko lamang sabihin sa’yo, napakabuti mong Ama sa aming magkakapatid. Kahit na madalas umiinit ulo mo sa amin. Binibigay ninyo ni Mama ang lahat para lang mapabuti ang buhay namin. Thank you so much for being a good father to us. Be a good Lolo (someday) kapag may apo ka na, haha! We love you so much and take good care of yourself. (From Ikay)
Walang kaakuhan kung walang kaikawan—sa lima o higit pang aspeto. Maligayang araw ng mga Ama sa rakstar na ‘to na nagturo sa aking sumabit sa jeep, magpalipad ng saranggola, mag-pellet gun ng delata, at marami pang iba. Tagay, Papa! (From: Benjo Gutierrez)
Papa Vito Escalante
I am sorry for all the mistakes and wrong decisions I’ve done in my life. Thank you for being so forgiving and loving us unconditionally. You and Mama are the only person who stood by our side when the world left us behind. I cannot guarantee that from this day forward I will be the good son you’re expecting me to be. For sure I’m gonna commit more mistakes nor indecisiveness and immaturity. But please be there for us Papa. I will do my very best to fight this battle so-called life. This seems to be a not-so-Happy-FATHER’S-Day-message, but I want to remind you that you and mama are a blessings gifts from God. You’re the best Papa! (From Jim)
To our loving Tatay,
There’s a saying, “Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad.” We are so blessed and grateful that you are our Tatay. A Tatay of 11 children, a Lolo of 22 grandchildren (and counting, hehe), and a great mekaniko of our lives. Someone like you should be cared for and loved. You have already done your part as our provider of everything. Now, it is our time to give back to you and nanay of what we can give too. We’re very sorry for not achieving what’s best for us as your children. But what we all know is to love you back and keep you alive and happy no matter how the circumstances in our lives we’ve been through. May God give you long life and good health. Happy Father’s day, Tatay Lante! Mahal na mahal ka po namin. (From your children)
(Thank You so much for your participation for sending your entry in DIYARYO MILENYO News Online, A Father’s Day Special edition. God bless you and Happy Father’s day to all! – Greeting from an Editor’s block)