Julia Barretto shares how she is feeling after news broke out that there was tension during her grandfather’s wake.
Days after her grandfather Miguel Barretto’s passing, Julia Barretto took to Instagram to express her grief and pain.
“I usually never post about being sad or broken because I never want to come off as weak and always want to be perceived as a strong girl. Today I am shut off and numb but in the midst of that I can feel in my heart how broken I am, like drowning; gasping for air, begging for a break from feeling this way,” she wrote.
She then comforted her online followers who once felt the same pain.
“I guess I’m writing this down because I want anyone who is feeling the same way to know that I can feel every piece of your broken heart. That it’s okay to feel broken, that it shouldn’t be a sign of weakness but a sign of strength and courage.
“It takes a real fighter to allow yourself to feel, to let things sink in and hurt. It’s so hard to believe right now but I think there is beauty in trusting and having faith that every part of that pain is leading us to a more beautiful picture, a door waiting to be opened.”
In the end, she says she ‘extra’ misses her grandfather.
“I wish I could hold your hand in times like this,” she wrote.
Julia’s mother Marjorie Barretto comforted and thanked her for being a loving granddaughter.
“I love you, Julia. Well said. Thank you for loving Dad so much and making him know and feel that every single day. He loved you so much, most especially during his last days on earth. You didn’t leave his side when he was scared the most. He is now watching over you from heaven. You will always be protected. Let’s be weak and stand strong together,” Marjorie wrote.
Despite being ‘down’ and still mourning over her grandfather’s loss, Julia stayed professional continued to oblige with her work commitments. On her Instagram story, the actress still attended a TV commercial shoot before heading back to the wake.