Thursday, April 3, 2014

My First Born

Last Sunday, March 23, my daughter celebrated her 28th birthday. Yes, you read it right. I have a 28 year old daughter.


She was born on Easter Sunday in 1986. I named her Kristine Anne which means "graceful, merciful Christian." She weighed 7 pounds 2 ounces at birth, 20 inches in length. I had a hard time pushing her out, she was rather big for a first time mom. 


Being the first grandchild, Kristine was the darling in the family. My parents doted over her like she was their child, taking her with them everywhere they went. I was still in Medical School when I had her, so my parents were the ones who took care of her most of the time. 

"Tin-Tin" as she is fondly called, grew up to be a fine young lady. I worked hard to send her to exclusive Catholic schools for girls and sent her to the University of Santo Tomas, the oldest Catholic university in the Philippines where she graduated with a degree in Economics. 

My little baby is now gainfully employed and eyeing a managerial post in the banking institution she is working for. She has accomplished so much in life and all I wish is for her to spread her wings even more and reach her dreams and aspirations. She has been the best sister to her two younger brothers, never failing to give them valuable advice about setting life goals and staying focused on achieving it. I am confident that she will be a good wife and mom when the time comes. 

I still cannot believe she is now 28 years old. It seemed like it was only a few years ago that she was a baby. On her birthday, I made a little video with pictures of her as a baby, and as a grown woman. I am sharing it with you.


"A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world.
It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things
and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path."
-Agatha Christie





17 comments:

  1. Wow such a beautiful post. I can feel the love you have for her and how proud you are! My little girl is only 8 but I pray she grows up to be just as lovely as yours <3

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  2. You are right, Ashley. I do love my daughter very much. In my eyes, she will always be my little girl. I am sure your daughter will grow up to be full of grace and beauty. Mommies like us will do everything to give them all the best in life.

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  3. Aw, this is so sweet. Your daughter is super lucky to have a mom like you. :)

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    1. Thanks, Jennifer. I think I am luckier to have her. She balances out my wacky side. Haha.

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  4. wow!!! your daughter is big now that she'll eventually soon be married to the right man, it's very wonderful to see your children watch them grow...

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    1. It is such a joy to see them grow up. Although sometimes I feel like I am running an "empty nest" when my kids are all out having a good time with their friends. Those are the times I wish they were kids again.

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  5. Wow that is lovely and I love the meaning of her name - thanks for sharing! Exploramum & Explorason http://www.exploramumourworldtrip.com

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    1. Thank you. I guess I felt I would be having a daughter. I never prepared for a boy's name when I was pregnant and refused to have an ultrasound done to determine the baby's sex.

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  6. Oh wow! Happy Birthday to your daughter! I only have a 7 years old and another one who'll turn 3 in June. I hope to see my sons do well in their life... and I hope I am doing my very best to be a parent to them. Love the video you made!

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    1. Even we did not receive an Instruction Book on how to become parents before we actually became one, I believe it is rooted in our souls to be the best parents we can ever be to our children. A lot of sacrifies, a whole lot of tears, but nothing compares to the joy of raising your children and receiving lots and lots of love in return.

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  7. You raised her so well, you are a big part of her success! Happy birthday to your dear daughter.

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  8. Happy 28th birthday to your daughter. She is one beautiful lady :-) I hope she had the best and fun birthday :-) I love her name and the meaning of it too :-)

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  9. I'm adding my birthday wishes too for your lovely daughter. I can feel the pride in your words, congratulations and many more wonderful celebrations as she excels through life.

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  10. wow such a very nice special post for your daughter! I guess we all moms have the same feelings for our daughters/son. I have a 6 yr old daughter and I am so happy every single day. x0~ www.tauyanm.com

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  11. She is so pretty.... you raised her very well sisterrette: )

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    1. Sisterette! haha. Of course I am prettier! (Don't tell my daughter I said that. She's going to disagree to the max!)

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  12. Ohhhhh the video is such a special and great gesture! Oh time flies so fast :) Wishing her all the best!

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