Ahead of Father’s Day, Dimples Romana took to social media to reflect on how her father’s death when she was only a teenager impacted her life.
“It’s one of those occasions every year that I dread of coming,” Dimples said, referring to Father’s Day.
The actress said she lost her father, Joel Romana, when she was only 16 years old. As the eldest in her family, she knew she had to step up and become their family’s next breadwinner.
“Ate ako kaya I knew I had to take on the responsibility. I prayed every day, even until now. Isang bagay na naipamana ni Papa sa amin, ang ipagdasal ang lahat,” she said.
Dimples said that despite God taking her father away too soon, he was still able to equip his kids with lessons they would need in life and more.
“Nagpapasalamat ako, dahil Kahit maagang kinuha ni Lord si Papa, he has taught us all we need in life and more. A big salute to all the fathers who have sacrificed and loved their families to the best of their ability,” she said.
“Today I will embrace you in my prayers hoping my prayers will reach you wherever you are. And to those reading this, if you still have your fathers around, pakiyakap naman sila para sa akin. Napakaswerte ninyong kasama ninyo pa sila,” she added.