Alyssa Mendoza lost her dad some 10 months ago. So, just imagine her shock when she received an email from him!
It took her 2 days before she summoned the courage to open the email – and its contents made her cry. The email had detailed instructions on what she should do to surprise her mom on the couple’s wedding anniversary…
“Natakot ako. Dalawang araw kong hindi binuksan ‘yung email. Pero nu’ng binasa ko na, umiyak talaga ako. Sobrang best friend ko kasi dad ko. At miss na miss ko na siya. ‘Yung words sa email, ‘yung dad ko talaga ‘yun! Alam kong siya ‘yun!” wrote Alyssa.
“‘Yung dad ko ‘yung type ng person na he would surprise us at the most random times with the most random things. Miss na miss ko na siya. I wish he was here.”
According to Alyssa, the couple would have celebrated their 25th anniversary, but they lost her dad last year. Knowing that his time might be nearly up, the late Bing Mendoza arranged for the special event.
He already ordered special flowers from a florist, not just for this year’s anniversary but for future anniversaries, birthdays, and Valentine’s Day celebrations! According to Alyssa, the flowers are white and pink. White because it’s a special color for her parents and pink because her mom loves pink.
“The flowers: My dad picked the flowers in her bouquet. White roses are special to my parents because when my dad was courting her, my mom had two suitors. She told herself that whoever gives her white roses was ‘the one’ and obviously it was my dad who gave her white roses. Pink roses because dada knows that mamu loves light pink roses,” Alyssa narrated.
The email also contained instructions that Alyssa should decorate their place to surprise her mom. Her Baba Bing knew that her Mamu loves to take photos – he wants to make sure the place looks fantastic! He even told her in the email to ask him for money, should he be still alive then, so she could take her mom to the salon.
This loving husband had everything detailed out for the sweet event that Alyssa could not help but cry. Knowing this is her dad’s last wish, she made sure to do everything as he instructed in the mysterious email.
“Even though I lack sleep, the joy I saw in my mom’s face made everything worth it. Of course my mom cried because she misses the love of her life but I could see how happy everything made her because she knew that everything was planned by my dad,” Alyssa narrated.
Here’s the bittersweet surprise video:
Posted by Aly Mendoza on Tuesday, June 9, 2020