Nanay. Fifth Year. Forever.

Arch Bala Photography 1It’s been five years since Nanay left us. She had kidney failure due to diabetes and was very adamant about taking her home after a week of staying at the hospital. We did. The morning of July 26, 2010 at around four, she took her last breath… and my laptop was playing this song…

“Goodbye’s (The Saddest Word)”

Mamma
You gave life to me
Turned a baby into a lady

Mamma
All you had to offer
Was the promise of a lifetime of love

Now I know
There is no other
Love like a mother’s love for her child

And I know
A love so complete
Someday must leave
Must say goodbye

Goodbye’s the saddest word I’ll ever hear
Goodbye’s the last time I will hold you near
Someday you’ll say that word and I will cry
It’ll break my heart to hear you say goodbye

Mamma
You gave love to me
Turned a young one into a woman

Mamma
All I ever needed
Was a guarantee of you loving me

‘Cause I know
There is no other
Love like a mother’s love for her child

And it hurts so
That something so strong
Someday will be gone, must say goodbye

Goodbye’s the saddest word I’ll ever hear
Goodbye’s the last time I will hold you near
Someday you’ll say that word and I will cry
It’ll break my heart to hear you say goodbye

But the love you gave me will always live
You’ll always be there every time I fall
You are to me the greatest love of all
You take my weakness and you make me strong
And I will always love you ’til forever comes

And when you need me
I’ll be there for you always
I’ll be there your whole life through
I’ll be there this I promise you, Mamma

Mamma, I’ll be
I’ll be your beacon through the darkest nights
I’ll be the wings that guide your broken flight
I’ll be your shelter through the raging storm
And I will love you ’till forever comes

Goodbye’s the saddest word I’ll ever hear
Goodbye’s the last time I will hold you near
Someday you’ll say that word and I will cry
It’ll break my heart to hear you say goodbye

‘Till we meet again…
Until then…
Goodbye

Mahal na mahal kita Nanay.

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5 responses to “Nanay. Fifth Year. Forever.

  1. I can relate to this song. I also lost my mom who died of heart attack 8 years ago. As experts put it: We can never get over these feelings until we depart the world.

  2. Aww, I’m so sorry for your loss. 😦 You know, I’m sure she appreciates this post and looks over you from wherever you believe she might be. (I’m not really religious, but this I believe :P)

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