It’s always hard to say goodbye to people. Especially when they’re still young. Today I went to the funeral of my friend Gabbie. I met Gabbie through his brother who happens to be one of my good friends.
It’s been close to 9 years I think from the time I first met Gabbie. She was still a young girl then who was suffering from a hear condition. She was frail and sickly when I met her. She had strong faith though. She kept pushing.
By some miracle Gabbie got better. So much so that when you looked at her you wouldn’t think that she had a heart problem. She regained her health and looked really good. The doctors in fact were amazed by her recovery. Their family attributed this to her faith. She made a novena to go to a church in Batangas every first saturday of the month. She got better because of this I think. A true miracle.
However last friday, years after Gabbie got better she collapsed and was rushed to the hospital. She was DOA but was revived 30 mins after arriving at the E.R. Her prognosis was grim though.
Last Monday Gabbie passed away. It’s a devastating loss to her family. She was the youngest and well loved by all her family members. She had a way of bringing people together.
Even though doctors have said before that she was a “walking time bomb”, you’re never ready to lose someone. I know the family didn’t expect it so soon.
Gabbie, I know your family will miss you. Your friends will miss you too. I hope you’re happy there in heaven. I know you’ll welcome us with open arms when it’s our time to go.
God Bless you Gabbie.