Monday, January 18, 2016

My 18th Letter To Freedom

 Dear Son,

Lately I've been asking, what did I do to deserve a blessing like you? You definitely changed our lives upside down. It's not that I didn't have purpose before you were born. It's just that, now that Tatay and I have you in our lives, it is more meaningful and purposeful.

In a few weeks' time, you'll turn four. How time really flies! These days, all you love doing is the total need of you wanting to spend time with us. You often ask if Mommy doesn't need to go to work anymore or if Tatay has a gig or something.

You are still crazy about robots. And mad about The Last Airbender series, The Lion King and Tangled. You are more independent at this age. You can get water or other things from the fridge already. How you love opening the fridge to see if there's something to eat or Tatay might have hidden a surprise candy he forgot to give you. Clever kid.

You  love helping Mommy and Tatay cook! Yes, at the age of 3, you love to cook! And knead some dough, water the plants, sweeping the floor and jumping and wrestling and being a normal kid. I just don't get why you don't like swimming in the village pool unless you have another kid with you :(

 Kneading some dough

Lounging in the village pool.

I guess all I want to say to you, Anak, is that I am super happy that God blessed us with a wonderful son. The thing that you do when you lose patience easily and always forget to say "please" and "thank you" are just some of the rough edges that I think will slowly shape who you really are. But I can't complain. You are cute and sweet and loving and kind. I wouldn't want to change a thing. I only pray that Tatay and I get to spend more days with you for the rest of our lives.

Mommy xxx


  1. Hi Lerrey! Keep this blog forever until your son reads it! You raised him very well! Can't wait to have our own. I'm actually 6 months preggy now and it's a baby girl. I hope to you see you in Japan soon! If you need help landing an English teaching job I can refer you to Filipino English teachers organization here!

    1. Hi Ada,

      Wow, thanks for the kind words. I'll definitely follow your advice of keeping this blog for my Freedom. Congrats on your baby! Wait until you see her in person, you'll feel love you've never felt before! Oh wow, I'll definitely need some help landing a job there in Japan in the future. Thank you so much, Ada. Let's keep in touch.