An open letter to Marshall (3 years old)

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Dear Baby Marshall,


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 moments

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…

from toilet training,

to starting our vlog in Tobringtogether,

experiencing first winter,

having quite a number of travels.

and most especially to finally spending time together, as a family, as you would lovely say.

Tobringtogether first month in Sydney
Tobringtogether first month in Sydney

Though there were (seldom) times,  I would honestly say that I need a power nap. Nevertheless, I will not exchange spending any single day without you.

I love every second of us making things (and/or making mess) together.

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.

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.

Tobringtogether at Leyte Philippines, 2016

Stay sweet and enjoy every single day. We love you Marshall!


Mami and Dada 😉


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