More than just #relationshipgoals, a man has gone above and beyond in his actions to show his unwavering love to his wife—and it carries on, even after his demise.
Father Leaves Daughter Instructions to Surprise Mum
It scared Alyssa Mendoza when she received an email from her father, Bing Mendoza, who had passed away 10 months back.
Considering that it was 3am at that time and she being “the only one awake” in her house, Mendoza only plucked up the courage to open the email 2 days later.
“I decided to open the e-mail and couldn’t believe what I was reading. My dad’s love for my mom IS definitely immeasurable,” wrote Mendoza who lives in the Philippines as she recounts the experience through a Facebook post (10 June).
Mendoza’s parents were supposed to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary together on 10 June, if not for her father’s early departure due to chronic kidney disease.
Even so, Bing’s profound love for his wife made sure she would be reminded of his love, year after year.
The dad left detailed instructions to Mendoza in his email, getting her help to execute the anniversary surprise he planned for their mum.
Arranged for Flower Delivery on Every Special Occasion
The dad made it such that his wife would always feel loved despite his physical absence.
Prior to his death 10 months ago, according to the email, Mendoza’s father planned everything in advance.
This included payment to a florist in sending flowers to his wife yearly: on every of her birthday, Valentine’s Day and their wedding anniversary.
There was also a letter addressed to his wife in the email.
According to Bored Panda, Mendoza’s mum had been feeling anxious leading up to their anniversary as it marked the first year without her husband.
The letter contained “all the words [her mum] needed to hear from him to be okay,” wrote Mendoza in her post, and it helped her to feel better.
“He literally thought of everything to make his great love feel all his love.”
Photo: Aly Mendoza/Facebook
It was apparent even in the flowers he had chosen for his wife’s bouquet: a combination of white and pink roses.
“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 (sic)”, wrote Mendoza.
Unwavering love to his wife continues on even after his demise. | Photo via IG stories/alymndz
Pulling off the Surprise
On 9 June, a day before her parents’ slated anniversary celebration, Mendoza and her helper took to prepping for the surprise at 11pm.
Following all of her father’s instructions, they completed the setup at 5.30am, just in time for when her mum awoke at 6am.
Holding on to the bouquet of flowers, Mendoza’s mum was filled with tears as she took in the scene: colourful balloons and streamers lined the ceiling with cherished photographs attached to each of them.
“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,” wrote Mendoza.
In one of the videos posted by Mendoza, her mum was seen holding onto each of the photographs with a sense of yearning. There was also soulful music playing in the background.
The surprise also came with a hotpot meal which included a spread of marinated meat and sashimi.
Photo: Aly Mendoza/Facebook
Unwavering love to his wife, proven by his actions. | Photo: Aly Mendoza/Facebook
“Not even death could stop my dad from loving my mom”
Mendoza’s dad had known of his condition and was in a state where he would be “delirious and totally out of it”, Mendoza said in an interview with Bored Panda.
As such, he took towards writing that email to ensure that he would still be able to support the family if the worst were to happen, she said.
While Mendoza’s father might no longer be around, but he still managed to demonstrate his unwavering love to his wife: “Not even death could stop my dad from loving my mom.”
You can read Mendoza’s full post here:
Lead image via Aly Mendoza/Facebook
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