Just a few days after she flew back to the United States, Michelle Madrigal received the most heartbreaking news: the passing of her father Gerry Madrigal.
On her Instagram account (@mitch_madrigal) yesterday, March 8, the former "Star Circle Quest" finalist mourned over their family's loss and paid tribute to her selfless dad.
Here's her full heartbreaking caption:
"This is how I wanna remember you... Sitting on your lap like I always did growing up, happy and content. This was taken on your 50th Bday celebration. Sayang, we didn’t make it to your 60th next month.
"I don’t even know where to start Dad. Ang hirap kasi kakabalik ko lang. I was only gone for 4 days then this happened... We had high hopes na uuwi ka na to recover but I guess God had other plans. I know he will be taking care of you up there.
"I’m glad in that short amount of time we spent in the hospital, we still made memories.
"I know you aren’t suffering anymore, but the thought of not hearing you say 'Oh kamusta, miss ka na ng Daddy or ingatan mo ang apo ko ah, love you' hurts.
"The thought of you not walking me down the aisle on my wedding day hurts because now it’s finally happening but you aren’t here.
"The feeling of coming back to Manila will never be the same, but 'til the end you protected us from seeing you in such a way, maybe that’s why you waited 'til I left.
"I felt your love & sincerity when you said 'salamat umuwi ka para sa'kin'. We may not see each other anytime soon.... but one day!!!
"For now, please watch over us from heaven. Mahal na mahal kita! Alam mo 'yan. #daddysgirl"
Michelle's sister Ehra Madrigal also honored their father on her Instagram account (@iamehramadrigal).
It can be remembered that last month, Michelle flew to the Philippines to spend time and be with her father while in the hospital.
Our condolences Michelle and to the rest of the Madrigals. :(