Unexpected letterBy Mandy Navasero
Philippine Daily Inquirer
My youngest son, Kert, graduated from Malayan High School of Science last April 4. After the graduation rites, he gave me an envelope that I thought was just another bill to pay. —Later, I belatedly realized that it was a handwritten letter:
“Thank you so much for your love. I know how hard it is to be a single parent, but you continue to work hard for your children’s future. When I let you down, you always give me a chance to change for the better. Thank you for the lessons you taught me, and for allowing me to be myself.
“I pray for strength and a longer life for you so you can see me succeed in life and repay you for all your hard work. Someday, you’ll be proud of me. Your love is infinite. I love you, Mom!”
Now 6’1” tall, Kert turned 16 on Feb. 13. He’s a former ballroom-dance champion who triumphed with Anna Klausen, his partner, at the Johor Dance Competition in Malaysia. He will take up Music Production at De La Salle-CSB. His sister, Amanda, was among the Top 15 finalists in this year’s Binibining Pilipinas beauty pageant. My four kids are such a blessing!
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