Monday, March 28, 2011

Dear Mykonos,

Any day or minute from now, you might already show up, kick your way out into this wonderful world. And when you do, your momma, her relatives and friends will also be there to welcome you. Do not be surprised of how much people will be cramped in a room eager to see you.

With everything that's happening in the world right now - earthquakes across the world, the tragedy in Japan, the Libyan revolution, Atom and Patty's breakup, etc. - you might think it's quite an inappropriate time to be born. No. There's no such thing as appropriate nor inappropriate time when it comes to giving birth. Your mother carried you in her womb for almost 9 months now, she made a choice and that choice is you, there's nothing untimely with that.

I want to tell you that it has not been an easy road for your Nanay. The first few months was an emotional roller coaster where hormones are not even to be blamed. She must've cried like she never cried before, spent many a night drifting from one place to another to protect you and herself from unkind thoughts and words. But despite the stress, all the negativity emanating around her, your mother chose to be strong and happy for your sake. This you must always remember: your welfare will always comes first. Priorities have shifted, you are now on top of that list.

In a time where it's easier to give in to adversities and hate, your mother stood her ground, remained strong, kind and forgiving. So, do not be surprised to find out that a lot of people loves your mother. Your Nanay Kimi is one of the kindest and most generous persons I've known in my life. I am lucky to have her as a friend, imagine how lucky you would be too, to have her on your side at all times.

When you're ready to come out, I hope you won't give your mother a hard time. I wish you a swift and easy passage from your little watery world to the arms of the doctor. I hope you cry as loud as you could muster, move your feet and hands as if there's no tomorrow.

Oh the anticipation, the excitement of your coming is making us all antsy. Little-mango-no-more, I can't wait to meet and spoil you.


Tita Marye

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