Actress Tracy Lee, the wife of Ben Goi, recently took to Instagram to post a heartfelt tribute to her late husband who died of a heart attack on February 3.
The 33-year-old actress posted a slideshow featuring the times she spent with her late husband and the son of “Popiah King” Sam Goi who made his fortune selling the thin, pancake-like food made from wheat flour.
According to AsiaOne
, the clip was accompanied by a message:
“It’s been a month… I’m still trying to get used to a life without you. This is the longest that you’ve been away from me. Whenever you travelled in the past, I would look continuously at the phone, awaiting your messages. Now, I can only pen down my words to you in a diary.”
Goi, who was 43 years old, died of a stroke that led to a brain hemorrhage, Straits Times
reported. The tragic passing came just days before their son’s first birthday.
Lee wrote that they miss Ben’s presence in the house, mainly the “familiar sounds of his snores every night,” not being able to “feel the warmth of (his) hands on a cold day” and their son “lacking the embrace of his father when he cries at night.”
“Hubby, I miss your bear hug. I want my Aladdin.”
The truly heartbreaking part of Lee’s message is noting how their son is aware that his father is gone.
“This morning, I showed him a photo of you hugging him, and he pointed to the photo and called ‘Daddy’. He called out for you again. Did you hear it?” she continued.
“Whenever I feel the tears coming, I’ll look at videos of you, listen to your voice, and remind myself to not be sad because God is looking after us and has never abandoned us,” Lee wrote, refusing to give in to grief.