I just lost my uncle today, just a few hours ago. It came as a surprise. I don’t know what to feel, what to think. I don’t know how to comfort his family, my cousins, my aunt as I myself is deeply saddened by this unpleasant surprise.
He is not just like any typical uncle because he has a heart of a lady. Many are intrigued why he has two lovely children and a very supportive wife despite of him being gay. I don’t know either. I don’t know how it all started. But one thing is for sure, that their story is about love. A very unique and nurturing story of love.
All my life, I have grown to be with his happy and humorous presence. I can still remember him asking why I still don’t have a boyfriend and that I should get one to make my life extra exciting. I remember him acknowledging how I got fat and how good I look at times. I remember him advising me that I should start learning how to apply makeup because it will make me look better. I can remember him getting annoyed by how I used to clatter all his makeups and how I often go to him to borrow clothes for parties that I will attend but remains supportive still (Yes! He has clothes that I can wear!). I can still remember him sleeping in their couch whenever I visit their house because he has a hangover from the party he attended the other night. I remember him smiling with that look of curiosity whenever we bumped at each other at some gatherings, asking “Kinsa imung kauban?”(Who’s with you?)
I remember him, I clearly remember how happy things seem when he is around.
Now, he’s gone. I will miss how he lights situations up. I will miss all his delicious dishes he cooks for whatever celebrations we have at home. I will miss how he puts my makeup on.I will miss how he shouts “NADINE!” whenever he sees me. I will miss him. I will miss you Uncle Boy. We all will.
With regret and sadness, I bid goodbye to an incredible uncle like you! I love you. 😦