Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Loosing a friend....


I was supposed to share something to you today other than this.

But I absolutely can't.

Our hearts are crying once again with the loss of a very close friend in the Philippines.

ALLAN PAUL VICENTE QUINTERO
April 24, 1975 - February 3, 2015
He was a classmate since college, my husband's during med school and a very close friend.
In our country, we call this a "Kabarkada" or buddy.

We've shared so many things together and among the male friends I have, I consider him one of my closest.

We were so shocked when we found out two days ago. He was so young (39) to have a heart attack?! 
I cried and cried and truly regret the missed opportunity of seeing him last December when he came to the U.S. He didn't want to imply on us about meeting up since he knew we just had a baby and was busy, I only found out when he emailed me last January 12 and I told him, he should've let us known since we would've surely found the time to see him... and now, he's gone.

Mourning far away is so hard too.
The only connection I have right now are with our common friends in Facebook.

All we could do is pray. 
Pray for him and his daughter and wife he left behind.

He will surely be missed by his patients as well.
But for us, we will miss the laughter and togetherness we could've still had with him.

May you rest in peace dear friend... We love you.



VEL

29 comments:

  1. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. I will join you in praying for his family and also that you will be comforted as you deal with this loss.

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  2. Oh, Vel, I'm so sorry for the loss of your dear friend. My heart goes out to you.

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  3. Oh, Vel! I'm so very sorry to hear this. You and your family will be in my prayers.
    Blessings,
    Shelia

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  4. So sorry for the loss of your dear friend, Vel.

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  5. My condolences....I know how do U feel....Now U have to pray...

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  6. Sorry for your loss- gone too soon. Prayers your way!

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  7. Vel, I am so sorry for the loss of your dear friend. Life is so unfair sometimes. Praying for his family and yours. Big hug, Maria

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  8. My sincere condolences ... I feel really sorry for you, God bless him !

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  9. I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep his family in prayer. God Bless.

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  10. Vel, I'm so very sorry for the loss of your dear friend. XOX

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  11. Dear Vel, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your dear friend. It must be doubly hard when you are so far away. Hugs to you, my friend!

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  12. So very sorry to hear of your loss. Saying prayers for comfort and peace for you, your family and his family as well.

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  13. So sorry to read that dreadful news for you. I'll keep you in my thoughts.

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  14. How tragic Vel . So sorry for your loss. Praying that you'll be comforted in the days ahead with good memories.

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  15. So sorry to hear that, Vel. Losing a friend is so difficult. Sending prayers and love your way.

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  16. I'm so sorry for the loss of your wonderful friend. Thinking of you and sending prayers and hugs your way.

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  17. So sorry, Vel, for the loss of your friend.

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  18. Vel, I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend, sending prayers for you and his family. xoxo

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  19. I am very sorry for your loss Dear Vel. I will say a prayer for peace to you and your husband.

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  20. So sorry Vel. What a lovely friend he was to you.

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  21. I am so sorry to hear about your loss, Vel.

    Hugs and blessings,
    Jessie

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  22. Oh Vel! I just saw this post and my heart goes out to you and your family! I will be praying for your friend's wife and daughter. What a terrible loss - many, many hugs, my friend!!!

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  23. I'm so sorry for your loss, Vel. Cherish the precious memories of your dear friend. Sending you love and prayers. Warmly, L

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  24. I'm so sorry Vel - long distance hugs and prayers are coming your way!

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  25. I saw your post on IG. I'm so sorry for your loss Vel... Sending love n hugs.

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