It dawned on me that you were just one year old when your Daddy Pau and I were married.
When my brother, your Ninong Jojo, first brought you home,
I never thought that our lives would be intricately woven.
Your regular visits made me see you differently.
I became amused of your baby antics.
I was drawn to your chubby cheeks.
You are a charming baby.
While weaving memories with you,
your Daddy Pau and I were drawn closer to you.
We have come to the point of desiring to call you our very own.
We are planning to adopt you but we recognize it is not going to be easy.
We would have wanted to give you a celebration fit for a princess.
But we have to accept the fact that we are not your biological parents.
Your Daddy Pau and I will wait until we can hug you and play with you again.
I have lined up enriching games and experiments
to cultivate your creativity and stir up your curiosity.
We will have more trips to Bibliarch and National Bookstore.
One day, you will find out that I told the whole world how much I love you.
I am excited to see you read these words out loud.
But I will keep thanking God for giving us the opportunity to love a sweet girl like you.
You may not yet bear your Daddy Pau’s family name but you are already a daughter to me.
Anak, hindi ka man nabuo sa aking sinapupunan,
nabuo ka naman sa aking puso’t isipan.
I am asking God for more opportunities to weave delightful memories with you.
Your Mommy Gie
P.S. I am glad that you were born at a time when technology is readily available.
This is one video that will remind me of how much joy you bring to us!