I chatted with my eldest niece a few week ago and I can feel her pain not having their Dad to guide them anymore. She is in Manila with some of her relatives to continue her High School. When my brother (her Dad) died, I introduced her to the family helped me during my high school and she lived there until her Junior years but something happened and she chose to leave which I was sad but it was her choice.
She is now graduating in high school and she is sad that my brother won't be there to witness her milestone anymore. I feel so badly for my three nieces as they lost their Dad at young ages. My brother could have been 43 years old this month but due to a horrible motorcycle accident, he died 5 years ago.
She find it hard to understand her Moms current relationship situation. I told her that her Mom is young and that she is looking for a company that could help her raise the kids.
Looking at these photos makes me miss them even more. Glad there's facebook, it somehow lifts my spirit when I look at the photos of my family back home.
Congratulations to you Bhim, please know that we love you and we are very proud of you!