After his wife Saab Magalona announced the passing of their baby girl Luna and the birth of their son Pancho last March 6, Jim Bacarro took to Instagram today, May 9, to open up about his “unconventional path” to fatherhood.
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“My path to fatherhood wasn’t the most conventional to say the least,” Jim started in his caption. “We spent more than two months in the hospital. After losing our daughter Luna, I didn’t even have time to grieve. I would go between two ICUs to see Saab and Pancho. It was a series of tests and ‘Today, this is the problem, and we’re not sure what it is, and not sure what to do,’ - no answers and no proposed solutions. But somehow, each time I entered one of those rooms, Saab and Pancho would give me a burst of hope. I’d come in, Saab would be smiling, just happy to see me while Pancho would do little things to show he was fighting—a little kick, smirk, or yawn would make my day.”
He furthered, “For so long I wondered where God is in all of this: in tragedy, evil and suffering. I found Him there—that somehow Saab and I could manage to kiss each other, smile at each other and comfort one another amidst this. I see Him through Pancho. I found God in our parents, siblings and friends who embraced us, wept with us and prayed with us. I found God in kind doctors like Dr. Gap Legaspi who gave us hope. I saw God in all the hard working nurses that went beyond their duty and loved Saab and Pancho. I found God in forgiving those who may have caused this.”
“I learned what it meant to be a father the moment I held my daughter, and had to let her go. It’s not your typical story of parenthood, but Saab and I are beyond convention and that’s our story,” he ended.
Saab posted on her own Instagram to direct others to her husband’s post with a commemorative post of their first kiss.
“Today marks the seventh year since Jim and I shared our first kiss. Throughout the many trials thrown our way, we are always grateful that we still get to hold and kiss each other,” she wrote in her caption. “Read his most recent Instagram post to see how lucky I am to have this man in my life ❤️ Lagi niya ako pinapaiyak but in a good way 😭”