Can’t believe it has been 16 years. I can still clearly remember how we all used to argue about who’s going to sleep beside you, change your diapers, sing you lullabies and other stuff. You became the center of our lives (you still are..)
And then, everyone got busy with their own businesses. Not noticing that time has been flying so fast. Not realizing that baby Gabo is growing up too.
Sorry Gab that you had to go through your whole pagbibinata stage without Tatay. A father’s guidance and pieces of advice would’ve been best at these times. We lost him at an early age but keep in mind that this also taught us a lot of life lessons.
I’m proud of you for being the man of the house, for not showing any weakness since Tatay died. Couldn’t be any prouder to see you growing up as a good person. I’m sure Tatay is as well. Thanks for taking care of our family.
Happy Birthday and I love you so much Kuya Gab! As we always tell each other, pinky promise, “Walang iwanan”. #hugs
When I was little, you made me believe that Santa was real. And as far as I can remember, I got everything I wished for from him every year. Dad, this Christmas, if I make myself pretend to still believe in him, and act like I don’t have any clue that it was you reading all the letters we drop inside the stockings each year, will Santa be nice enough to grant another wish? It would actually be quite simple. No expensive Barbie Dolls, fancy dresses or high-tech gadgets. Just tell your elves to wrap Santa up in a box and send him in my dreams to kiss me on my forehead and give me one tight hug. You’re one bad actor, but go ahead and pretend you’re Santa, and I’ll try my best to act like I do believe you really are.
Merry Christmas in heaven Dad. Can’t imagine a better Christmas without you here. I love you and I miss you more than words can say!
I’ll get the facts straight young men, you break this girl’s heart, I’ll break your neck. We might be fighting, competing and jealous of each other at times but try touching her and you will find yourself flat on the ground with a busted lip and broken nose. PLAIN AND SIMPLE.
When I was younger I was never ashamed to give you handmade Birthday Cards that looked so cheap, telling you how much I love you. Now, I fall short of words when I try to express my gratitude for everything you’ve done in my life; no words can ever convey how I feel. Have I ever told you that I want to be exactly like you when I grow up? You are the strongest person I have ever known. Even so, you were the only one who believed in me when others didn’t. Thanks for standing by me even when I was wrong. I credit all the success in my life to you and Tatay. You’ve been there for me from the start, I promise I’d be with you till the end.
Happy Birthday Nanay, I love you for everything and am proud to have you as my mother (even prouder to be called your daughter).