a letter to my 3-year-old son

Dear Baby Marshall,920709_1149570871720082_5308140756268730410_o

Indeed, you are no longer a baby as you would correct me, or everyone else who would call you one.


“I’m not a baby. I’m a big boy. I’m Marshall”.


Fine. You are already a little man.

I remember there was one bedtime and you were telling us “diba dati we talked only in iPad, cause mami and dada in Singapore, and Marshall in Philippines (still used to having 3rd person conversation) and Marshall don’t have mami and dada.. and Marshall no family..

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this might be one of those..

Aww…  It breaks my heart, (and dada’s).. Where’d that thought came from?A two-year-old boy, verbalizing his own feelings and understanding.

Well that was the sad reality during your first year.

Glad that we have already survived that long distance relationship.

When you turned 2, we have literally spent the whole of your second year and we are very grateful for that amount of time.
We have a lot of achievements on your 2nd year..
to starting our vlogs in tobringtogether,
experiencing our first winter,
having few travels,
and most especially to finally spending time together, as a family, as you would lovely say.
Aside from trains, dinosaur, and cars, Snapchat has become your addiction, which in a way, I consider it as one of our bonding moments.
Though there were (seldom) times,  I would honestly say that I feel stressed. Nevertheless, I will not exchange spending any single day without you.
I love every second of us making things (and/or making mess) together.
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You would make lambing to dada before going to work, telling him no need to work cause you still have milk in the fridge. haha!
And you’d look at the window from time to time and check if dada is already back home.

You are growing fast.. really fast.. and i wonder where did the time go?

Few weeks from now, you will start to go to preschool. And I cannot contain the excitement (and fear) I am feeling. Honestly, i was hesitant to bring you to school this early age and I initially questioned my parenting skills as a mom. But I realized that there are certain things that you can only learn outside home. We may not be able to protect you at all times, but He will.

Psalm 37:5 “Trust in him, and he will act on your behalf.”

You still have a lot of new things to discover, but always remember that the most precious thing you’ll have is family.

We are and we will always be your bestfriends. We love you very much, Marshall.
Stay sweet and enjoy every single day 🙂


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