Wednesday, May 7, 2014

A Mother's Day Gift: 21 Years Ago

21 years ago, on Mother's Day, I gave birth to my youngest child, John Michael Clarence. The tiniest of my three children at birth, Mickey, as he is fondly called, weighed in at 7 pounds 2 ounces, 19 inches in length. He was the most behaved little baby in the nursery room of the hospital. Unmindful of the other crying babies beside him, he would just sleep it off. It is weird, because he still sleeps a lot even though he is a grown man, and he is now the tallest among his siblings. 

Being the youngest child, Mickey is very affectionate. When he was a child, he would only fall asleep if he had his little pinky finger wrapped around my pinky finger. My mom thought he'd grow up to be a priest because we would always see him praying. Every time we would go someplace, he'd start his prayers the minute he got in the car. Now as an adult, he never fails to attend mass every Sunday.

A year and a half ago, I took a funny picture of my two boys doing the exact same pose they had when they were babies. I really have fun looking at their pictures and wonder where all the years have gone.

Time flies! My baby is now 21 years old. Officially an adult. (Now I feel soooooooo old). He's currently in school studying to earn his degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management. He is still the quiet one, and still very affectionate. He loves playing tricks on me and teases me a lot about being old. He is so good with his younger cousins, always looking out for their safety. 

My wish for my son on his 21st birthday is to continue to reach for his dreams, to never lose focus and to be the best that he can possibly be. 


Here's your birthday video! :)


  1. Oh such a heart-warming post sisterete... Mickey is so sweet! I love Love love their then and now photo hahaha how did you convince them to pose? my boys are too uncooperative hahaha... maybe when they turn twenty plus too? You are definitely one of the best moms in the world and your guapitos are so lucky!: )

    P.S. am still on blogging vacation though my pagerank is back
    ..inspire me please hahaha love yah!: )

  2. wow, you preserve the memories so well Ai, and relived it again, can't help but take a look again and again at those similar poses. at ang guapo nang mga anak mo :)

  3. happy bday to your son! i did HRM back in Philippines hehe nice to see those photos

  4. Awww! Time flies so fast indeed Sis :-) Happy 21st birthday to your baby boy. I wish him nothing but the best in life :-)

  5. Thumbs Up! Love that ' yesterday and today' photo. Happy birthday to your poging son.

  6. Happy mother's day to you sis and happy birthday to your gwapo.

  7. cute throwback photo mommy! hope you had a wonderful mom's day yesterday :)


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