Eulogy To My Father
Jorge Alberto Rodriguez Aguiló
These are the words I told to my father and all present at his funeral. This was my eulogy to my father:
My father aways considered that the most important thing are personal relations. He was one who lived focused in making happy those around him and he was always thankful for any great interaction he had: with family, with old and new friends, and those he didn't knew too much, but had high regard for. I know that him, even know that we came here to give our respects, would like to thank each one of you for all memories and livings together. And more than the friendship, fondness and detail that you are having towards him here, in his last resting place, for the one that you had with him in life.
More than anything, my father was one who valued greatly humility, kindness, love and honesty above it all: he lived all his life trying to be on the right side, attempting to be an example for the rest of us. I believe that he has shown us that the real human value is based on making each one of us feel special, on treating everybody with dignity and respect and on always showing us our inherent capacity to do good, independently of who we are, what we were, we did or lived. He looked all of us like we were carrying a treasure inside ourselves ... and that is why he never stopped smiling at us.
His first and most important love was God, his creator. He never stopped praying and believing in the teachings of the Holy Father and Jesus as a Kind Leader full of love and mercy. His second love was his wife. He loved her with absolute passion and after all these years and until the end, he kept looking at her like the most beautiful girl in the world: like a teenager that never stopped feeling butterflies in the stomach every time he was with her. They never separated and stopped being together through fights, sickness and eventualities. They always enjoyed each other's company through the years.
After her, he loved his children, grandchildren and family. Always worried about preparing us intellectually in order to give our best to those we love and he gave us his wisdom, which now has more meaning and resounds in us more than ever. He had love to spare for all of those he cared about, even in the hardest of times ... especially in the hardest of times.
Although there is a general consensus that now he is resting from the pain that he experienced daily, he did wanted to keep living and appreciated every day he had with us and dreamt about a better future for all until his last day. That taught me the huge value of life and that the love that we have for those next to us is enough to keep living, fighting day to day and dreaming about a better future.
Rest in Peace, George ... I love you ... and I will miss you until my last day. You will be my adviser and protector, that voice of wisdom that was always there with me, but many times I disparaged in life, but know that you are a companion soul to me, I will never miss.
See you soon, Ferrilo.
... in the next life, we will be the same age and we will go in new adventures together ... I love you dad, thank you for everything ... from here to eternity.