Kapuso actress Bianca Umali shared on Instagram how much she’s been missing her late mom and dad.
With all the uncertainties and chaos happening all at the same time, Bianca couldn’t help but remember her parents. She says she finds comfort in reminiscing about the memories she shared with them.
Bianca revealed that May 8 is such an important date for her and that each year, that particular day becomes a wonderful yet painful one for her.
“Every year, May 8th, for me, comes and goes, happily and painfully.” she wrote in her May 8 post. “A day both my guardian angels share, one for birth and the other for death.”
She went on, “Today is my mommy's 59th birthday, marking my daddy's 10th year up in heaven with her. I don't share often. But today, today feels different and so I just wanted to say... Life is just so short and unpredictable.
“Life is not the way it's supposed to be... it's the way it is... the way we cope with it, is what makes the difference. Life is short, time is fast, no replay, no rewind, so make the most out of every moment as it comes.”
And because she lost her parents at an early age, the Kapuso star says the painful experience gave her valuable lessons, which she’s now also sharing.
“3 things I have learned and live by: be kind, appreciate the simple things in life, say ‘I love you’ while you can,” she went on.
She then proceeded to pen sweet messages to greet her mom a happy birthday and to remember her dad on his death anniversary.
“My angels, Mommy, happy birthday. I wish I could tell you how much you mean to me...but there are no words to describe how much I admire you, how much I appreciate you, how much I thank you... for everything. I will never have enough time here on earth to repay all the love you have poured into me. I love you.”
For her dad’s tribute, Bianca confessed that she’s such a daddy’s girl and her father played a huge role in giving her wings to pursue her dreams.
“Daddy, this long... already? For all those times I left it unsaid. Thank you. For being both a mother and a father. For being there for me, for showing the way, for being patient with me even when I made it difficult for you, for believing in me and encouraging me to dream and being such an inspiring presence in my life. I'm a proud 'buntot ng daddy', a daddy's girl. I love you.
Before ending her lengthy caption, now more than ever, Bianca longs for her parents’ presence in her life.
“Missing you both more every second of every single day. Everything I am is for and because of you. Stay in love. Mahal na mahal ko kayo. ♡ until we meet again... Your daughter, B.”
The artist’s celebrity friends sent her encouraging and comforting words in the comment section including her rumored boyfriend Ruru Madrid.
But it was Ruru who left the sweetest note, saying: “Ily. I'll take care of you forever.”