Happy Mother’s Day! Thank you for your love and for believing in me always. Thank God for placing me in yours and dad’s care. Growing up we NEVER saw eye-to-eye but as I got older…The “I’ll never be like my mother” changed to “Can I fill such heavy shoes?” You are not only my mom; you are my best friend and sister. Whatever I go through, both good and bad, You are the first person I think of to share this with.
Right now, my private practice has been keeping me busy while I still work at the law firm—no complaints here, just been a good kind of busy. I’m excited to tell you that since I’ve been practicing and meditating, my life has been incredible. Sure I have my ups and downs, the only thing I do different now, is (as you have always advised me) –give it my best and after I’ve done all of that; I let go and give it to God. Why didn’t I start this practice a long time ago—why didn’t I listen to you when I was supposed to?! I can only sigh and be grateful now that I’ve learned and changed before all was too late. Sheesh! LOL – and by the way, LOL = Laugh Out Loud. On a more serious note, I will always remember what you have instilled in me, that “beauty fades and it is only a bonus to your true self; use your brain and use it wisely.” I think I’m doing so accordingly.
Mommy - I also know this much, you and Daddy came from a generation where words were few and action was the key to a better life. I’ve been meaning to tell you this for a very long time - I can see it in yours and Daddy’s eyes the Pride you have for me and especially, Jonathan. I feel your fearlessness and pride whenever you introduce me and/or Jonathan to other family members and to the rest of the community there in the Philippines. You exude a confidence that is incomparable and by far, you are my Wonder Woman and my Super Woman. Heed your own advice, please – You and Daddy don’t have to do this on your own; you know, take care of each other and often times leaving me in the dark so I won’t worry. Your baby isn’t a baby anymore. I’m here to take care of you both. I know you worry about me, but please try not to—let God do the worrying for you guys. Take care of yourselves until I get there to take care of you.
I know you have never asked me to choose when it came to caring for you and Daddy; I’ve made my choice and eventually, you guys are going to have to deal with the fact that I will be living with you guys part-time and part-time here. Wow – what a scary thought, ha?! A “teenager” back in the house – LOL!!!! You know you love my company – I BRING JOY TO YOU & DADDY!
Anyway, I think I’ve said enough and I know your eyes are probably tired by now. Once again, thank you for everything, Mommy. I Love You Both. Please send my love and paki-bati na rin si Tita Penny at ang Ina ng “Happy Mother’s Day!”