Kuya Ram (older brother) died in the last week of June and a few weeks after his passing, Aunt Thelma (whom I mentioned in my previous story "The Unexpected Guest") had passed away. We honestly have no idea as to what caused Kuya Ram's death but we're quite sure that he was having multiple complications.
This just happened last Saturday, August 2, 2014. Aunt Alice was having a high blood pressure and my cousin, Ming was the one taking care of her. As for us, we were all out to watch one of Marvel's blockbuster movies "Guardians of the Galaxy" at the SM mall of Asia. At about 10:30 pm, Ming was sound asleep while Aunt Alice was still wide awake. There was a sudden loud knock on their door. Their gate didn't make any noise which got my aunt puzzled, thus she didn't bother checking the front door. Right after the knocking stopped, my cousin who was still asleep began to sob. Aunt Alice woke her up and asked what was wrong, "Kuya Ram's here, Ma. I saw him." My cousin said, still sobbing. Aunt Alice calmed her down and asked Ming what happened:
"Kuya Ram was in my dream, 'Ming! Don't be afraid. I'm sorry if I frightened you, I'm just here to say goodbye to all of you especially to your mom. I'm just so glad that THEY gave me the permission to say this last farewell. I'm sorry again Ming, you can go to sleep now\' He said, then I saw him hug you tight, the back ground was pitch black and in split seconds he was gone" Ming narrated her dream as she continued to sob.
We just remembered that last Saturday was his 40th day. My cousin and aunt had offered their own prayers. Maybe it was also his own way of saying his thanks to Aunt Alice who took care of him ever since he was little.
Kuya Ram we know you're in good hands now. We all wish for your peace and happiness. We all miss you so much and your memories will forever be in our hearts. May you rest in peace.