My dearest Joaquin,
How time flies, it’s been 11 years and how you’ve grown! In just a few years, I’ll be having my own teenager.
I’m so proud on how you’ve turned out to be, being your own individual person. And I’m so thankful for you because you have taught me so much about life; you gave me a darn good reason to live; you showed me my purpose on this earth and yielded me towards the right direction.
And I am forever thankful to God because not everyone is as lucky as me to be blessed with a son like you. I know sometimes I may be a little too hard but I only want you to understand your mistakes so that you learn from them. I want you to see that you can dream big and I will always be here for you, to walk with you in every step you make to fulfilling those dreams.
Manong, you are loved. Don’t ever think otherwise. You and your brothers are my world and I would do anything, everything, to give you the best life you could possibly have.
I love you beyond words. Always remember that. Happy 11th birthday!
Love is …
♥ a single white rose on a rainy day
♥ a movie with Tater’s major barbecue fries
♥ a box of Reese’s
♥ a book collection
♥ a peck on the cheek
♥ a hug from the back
♥ a foot massage
♥ a bowl of cerelac
♥ a slow dance
♥ a lunch date with your sister
♥ a music soundtrack
♥ a rock concert with your bestfriend
Love is …
♥ the racing heart and the sweat that breaks from a proposing man
♥ the tears that fall from the groom’s eyes when his bride enters the room
♥ the look of awe on a bride’s face when saying her vows
♥ the house they build and make into a home
♥ the waking hour, the afternoon sighs and the last goodnight
♥ the rise and fall of his every breath while watching him sleep
♥ the 9 months a mother carries her son in her womb
♥ the endurance of a torturous 36 hour labor
♥ the patience in looking after a baby who just recently had his shots
♥ the constant cooing of a 3 month old angel
♥ the ridiculous face a brother makes for a smile from the little one
♥ the proud look of a grandfather seeing his grandson score a goal
♥ the bags under a mother’s eyes for staying up late to feed the baby
♥ the scar on her belly to bring out the life from within
♥ the pain a father feels from not seeing his newborn son
♥ the broken heart of a single mother
♥ the dreams she keeps pursuing in hopeless situations
♥ the faith she puts on an unseen God
♥ the silent prayers for a shattered soul
♥ the forgiveness for the hurt, selfishness, lies and betrayal
♥ the appreciation of the little things that matter
♥ the acceptance of a person despite the differences
♥ the sincere thank you during helpless moments
♥ the fingers locked and intertwined, not wanting to let go
Love is undefined, indescribable, immeasurable…
LOVE are these moments.
…but the greatest of these is Love. – 1 Corinthians 13:13
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