After graduation, we often see many students together with their family and friends who were usually having a dinner-party celebration.
Ryan Russel Reyes recently graduated from Senior High School under the humanities and Social Science track from the Philippine Christian University in Malate, Manila last June 4. But unlike many graduates, Ryan doesn’t have any celebration after his graduation and his loving father felt sad about it.
In a recent Facebook post, the young student wrote a touching message for his father who apologized to him because he wasn’t able to treat his graduating son, even at a fast food restaurant like Jollibee.
“LUMAPIT SAKIN SI PAPA AT BUMULONG:
“Nak, pasensya na wala pa ako pera eh, kain sana tayo sa labas, kahit jollibee lang sana.”
Hindi pa nag uumpisa ang lahat pero ito na yung dumurog sakin kanina. Pinilit kong itago ang mga luha na gusto ng bumagsak mula sa aking mga mata.”
The young student knew all the struggles his driver father had to experience just to send him to school. He also understood everything and knew that his father’s sacrifices are for his fortune. That’s why he really doesn’t mind having a grand graduation party like other graduates.
Ryan graduated from Senior High School with honor. He had also been the PCU-SHS SSG President SY 2018-2019, a news writer at The Scroll Publication, and a participant or delegate in several school-related events.
He went on to express his gratitude to his father who did everything just to support his family, his children’s studies, and for accepting that he has a gay son — something that many gays have to struggle with. He also added that this day is dedicated not for graduates like him, but for parents like his father.
“06/04/19—HINDI KO ITO ARAW
Para ito sa taong nanatiling matatag sa kabila ng lahat .
Para ito sa taong sinakripisyo ang bawat oras niya.
Para ito sa taong hindi nagdalawang isip sumubok para sa pamilya niya.
Para ito sa isang driver na binaybay ang pagsubok ng buhay para makapagtapos ang anak niya.
Para ito sa isang tatay ng tinanggap niyang buo ang anak na bakla.
PARA SAYO ANG ARAW NA ITO, PAPA”
Despite not having a party for his graduation day and his father could not even afford to treat him at Jollibee, Ryan still felt that he was very lucky to have a father like him.
“Lahat ng medalyang nakamit ko ay para lamang sayo, WALANG TATALO SA TATAY NA KATULAD MO.
Kung tutuusin, ay napaka swerte kong tao na binigyan ako ng Diyos ng tatay na katulad mo. WALA KANG KATULAD!!”
In the last part of his post, Ryan promised that he would do his best so that someday he would be able to return the favor to his father and for all the sacrifices he made.