A year ago, on this very day, I got promoted to Aunt. A baby boy was born and he captured all our hearts. He is the first grandchild of my parents, and sad to say, he is miles away from us. Still, that didn’t stop us from loving every bits of him. Oh I’m such a happy Mama Hottie to have him in my life. Our dear John Paul is beautiful and very charming. He is incredible, fantastic, enthralling, and moving. He is stubborn and strong-willed, but will melt you with his sweetness. He is entertaining, funny, and determined. He is comforting and heart-warming. He is our precious angel.
Happy birthday sweetie!! Well we haven’t personally seen each as we only have Skype dates, but I do hope that by the time you are able to read and understand this letter (maybe youre 16 or higher), we already have a picture together, hanging out, and food trippin somewhere.
Wow! Can it really be a whole year since we joyously welcomed you into the world? You know I wouldn’t have minded if you stayed into a squiggly baby forever. You were so tiny and perfect. I wish you could stay that size so that I get to experience how it feels to hold you in my arms. But, as you know, the thing kids do best is GROW.
It is such a pleasure for me to see you grow. Yes, my precious, even though we are miles away, I want you to know that I cheered on you in every milestone you have achieved. – and oh my how you have grown! You’re so tall and strong! Maybe you’ll end up to be 6 feet tall…or more! Then you will be part of a basketball team (very typical Filipino dream for the tallest member of the family) like your Tito Ricky. Then you’ll be popular in school, because not only you’re a varsity player, you are also very smart (and that’s how you attract girls, BTW), and then you’ll go on dates, which of course will only happen if approve of your date. HEADS UP: Please steer clear from dumb, crude girls no matter how popular she is. Because I WILL NEVER EVER APPROVE and I WILL MAKE SURE YOUR DATE WILL BE A DISASTER. I know, a bit harsh huh? But enough of the future, for now. Let’s talk about a little something from the past. About your past…
Like most of the very best presents, you came as a surprise, but it didn’t take long for the excitement to set in. We are all elated knowing that you are growing in your Mommy’s belly. You know when she was waiting around for you to be born, she was thrilled shopping for cute onesies and preparing for your arrival. We would talk for hours on Skype and Facebook about you. And just so you know, your mom asked me to look for a perfect name for you. I wanted to call you “Carl Daniel“ and be nicknamed Prince but Pope John Paul won. So what’s my power against his?
And the 13th of August came, and it changed our lives. I was promoted to Aunt! And I couldn’t be happier. Each day I look forward to hear stories about you from you mom or dad. And I loved every single moment that I was able to witness. I treasure every photograph and video and Skype date that we shared. Thank God for modern technology!
On a serious note, it’s not only you who have undergone beautiful metamorphosis. After giving birth to you, your mom transformed into this new person, I’ve never seen before. Your mom has changed because of you. You may have already known this established fact, but your mom is not a huge fan of picture taking and smiling. However, when you arrived, that changed. I’ve never seen her smile like this before. She took a lot of pictures nowadays, too. It was sooo obvious how you turned her world and her used-to-frowning-lips upside down. Her smile now reaches her eyes. You make her day a little more special and a lot more memorable.
As the moon cycles and you growing up so fast, I’ve seen more things that I’ve never seen in your mom before. I’ve seen her so exhausted because she needs to manage her time and
energy properly between you, your dad, her work, and doing chores inside the house. I’ve seen her so worried when you got sick, and even pearl come rolling her eyes because she doesn’t want you to be in pain. I’ve seen her so proud of every baby milestones you have achieved, even on the littlest thing that you do. She changed because she loves you so dearly. And I can also say, the same goes with your dad.
You are so loved by all of your loved ones. Yes, even us who are miles away from you.
As you grow up, I wish you many more years of exploring and evolving and enjoying. I wish that you will always try to see the relentless hardwork and effort your parents went through for you. And every time you are closer to being an adult, improve valuing the affection that your family has for you and trust yourself as well. That’s the most important thing.
I love you my Le Petit Prince! Thank you for coming into our lives. And for being a good angel that you are.
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