“What saying goodbye looks like.”
Catriona Gray broke down to tears as she bid farewell to her parents in Australia before returning to the Philippines.
In an Instagram post last Thursday, June 24, the beauty queen shared how painful it was for her to part ways with her mom and dad again after spending an entire month with them.
“When I said goodbye to my parents at the airport, underneath my mask I kept smiling. Although it trembled. I didn't want them to see. We hugged saying, ‘see you soon.’ But this pandemic makes a once easy thing such an uncertainty... When? How? When will we be together again?” she wrote.
The Miss Universe 2018 tried her best to keep her emotions at bay to not make them worry, but as soon as they were out of sight, she lost control.
“I felt the emotions spilling over, but [I] didn't want them to see, so as I rounded the corner through the passenger terminal finally out of their sight, I let the tears come,” she continued.
Catriona considered not making the post, but she thought it could serve as a reminder for those fortunate enough to be with their families.
“I contemplated whether or not to post this. But this is something raw and real. I'm so grateful for the time I had with my family.” She added, “And now it's back to counting down the days, the sunrises, the sleeps until we're together again.”
“Please never take time with your family or loved ones for granted, so many of us wish to have that reality everyday,” said Catriona.
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