Taming This Tyke's Voice Since 2007

Returning Him


I was not on his side when our creator called him to come home, and when he answered that call. I was miles away to even feel his last warm touch, and to reassure him with even a single grip – we were only connected by the telephone line that made me return one of my valued treasures ~ my father ~ to God.

I hope words are enough.

I was able to talk with “Papang” before he went  into coma. I asked him if he wanted me to come home right away. He said no, because he is Okay. But I already have the feeling that he is not. Hours later, my sister called to inform me that he went into coma. I spoke my last words over the phone hoping he could still hear me.

“Accept God’s will. I don’t want you to suffer no more. We will be okay. Answer God’s call now and come home to his waiting arms.”

I heard only silence for a response as I whispered prayers for God to welcome his arrival.

I returned “Papang” to God, I returned one of my precious treasures to our creator.

Two hours later he draw his last breath and left his mortal body to come home to the true source of life.

I know he is home.


I am set to fly home today to set my father off.

Please click link below:


I wish you all well.

~ Jeques

For Writers Island: “Treasure”

Note: I may not be able to post this on tuesday to the writers island link because I would be irregularly visiting my nook by then. But I’m just around.


8 responses

  1. damyantig

    You said the words you had to say, and you know he heard you.

    Not being there to hold his hand would hurt for a while, but as you say, he is home and that is the comfort you will always have.

    I stay far away from my parents too, and I live in fear of the very moment you are going through now.

    I wish your father peace on his final journey, and send you and your family my prayers.

    PM00000050000002831 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm01

  2. Jeques, you are a strong man! I admire you!
    I wish u well….

    PM00000070000003231 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm01

  3. jenny placko

    I do admire you for being strong. News like this really scares me & I don’t know what I will do when something happens to my parents. God Bless you & your family & Take care always.

    AM00000070000004931 10, 2007 at 12:00 am01

  4. cricket51

    As I read this, I remembered attending services for our family physician who died of a heart attack at age 52. Dr. Huston was so loved in our little community. He served not only his patients, but also the community through numerous clubs and organizations. As I sat in the pew and listened to all the people who came andexpressed their thanks and gratitudes for Dr. Huston, I was struck by just how much of his time he did give to his community. And like your father, this came as a loss of time with his wife and children. When it was my turn to speak, I walked over to Dr. Huston’s family and thanked them for sharing him with us. I remember saying none of us will ever know just how much his family lost because of us. And even though I do not your father, on behalf of those who did and was blessed by so much of his time away from you, I want to say thnk you for sharing him with others. This was a beautiful and honest tribute to your father. I hope now he sees how much he missed. Blessings, Cricket

    AM00000090000004329 10, 2007 at 12:00 am02

  5. damyantig, sonu, jenny,

    Thank you very much.

    I wish you well.

    ~ Jeques

    PM00000030000000629 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm02

  6. Cricket,

    The pieces I delivered during my father’s necrological rites expressed how it is to share the attention of my father to other people. Please click link below for my “Thank You” note:


    I wish you well.

    ~ Jeques

    PM00000030000005229 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm02

  7. this is very sad; all of it. I cant imagine how difficult your speech was to write. blessings to you

    PM00000050000003629 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm02

  8. AscenderRisesAbove,

    Thank you very much for your visit and your comment. I just visited your site and I’m really inspired by your works!

    I wish you well.

    ~ Jeques

    AM00000010000003029 10, 2007 at 12:00 am02

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