On this date, October 12 - twenty years ago today, my daughter was born as we named her Geehan Maika and it was the happiest moment of our lives as the world seemed to stop when the nurse handed her into my arms, she was God's most beautiful creation, a little angel, so innocent and pure.
Her giggles, laughter and cry are like melodies from the sky. And we rejoice on every new words she uttered... and I watched her first steps and her first walks.. I go crazy following her making sure that she'll not stumble and cry.
It's hard to believe that my baby girl is 20 years old now. It wasn't long ago that she always jumps into my back or carry her on my shoulders as I proudly carry her in my arms when she's half asleep. It was just like yesterday that I call her "Bebe ko.."
But I cannot remember how many birthdays I missed, perhaps 5, 7, 9... I lost my count... and I admit it was painful for me for not being present in my daughter's birthday celebrations. I wish I could see her close her eyes, make a wish and smile as she blows the candles from her birthday cake.
But God must be listening to my prayers. As each year she turned out even better than I often dreamed she'd be. She's more than I had hoped for and she's a sweet reward to me and my family. She grew up to be a lady full of wisdom, warmth and love, a good and fine role model, truly a blessing from above.
I couldn't be any prouder than I am today of her. She is my daughter and my friend, and a wonderful person, too. she has our love forever whom we adored her from the start.
It's a privilege to be her parent, a father and mother for my wife. She's a dear daughter of our heart.
From Daddy, Mommy and Jason & Mely
HAPPY BIRTHDAY 'BEBI KO',
I HOPE NEXT YEAR WE'LL BE TOGETHER ON YOUR BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION.