My son turned 19 on the 15th of February, and I am still in awe of how time flies! It seemed just like yesterday that he was a baby that I cradled in my arms, heard him speak for the first time, watched him take his first steps, heard him say “I love you, mommy”, fed him his favourite gerber meal 😉 and today, 19?! 😯 Whoa! Where did the time go? There were a lot of “Firsts” in our mother son relationship and I am looking forward to the new ones. 😀 I am truly blessed to have a wonderful son and I thank the Lord for him everyday! He is truly a blessing from God! 😀
This post was quite hard to do. I had to fight off the tears from trickling down my face, realizing that my baby boy is now a young man! 😦 This bible verse gives me peace and assurance, that everything will fall into place and I am claiming this truth. Proverbs 22:6 says “Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it.” 😀
It seems just like yesterday…. 😥
Leaving the hospital.
With his best cousin, Anara 😛
For his birthday, I decided to round up the “troops” so to speak, his very best friends that I know he cares for deeply, and I know they do him, as well. I decided to set up a dinner with my family at Peking Garden Restaurant in Greenbelt 5 and invited his best buds as a surprise. 😛 He had no idea that this was being planned behind his back! Thanks Nicola, Erin, Ed and Roman! You guys were such big help in coordinating this event! 😀 Love you guys!
Francis, his best friend from 2nd grade! 😀
Nicola. Roman, Anara, Enrique
The men in Gray! 😛 Francis, Kierran, Raj
Gramps “Pops” and the B-day boy 😀
Andrew’s Great Grandmother “lollie P” and Gramps “pops”
Make a wish! 😛
Hahaha!! Happy Birthday, Drew!!! 😀
The Gang! Thanks s much for making Andrew happy!
Real friends are hard to find. When you find them, keep them close to your heart and cherish each other. I am so happy that Andrew found a bunch of good hearted people. Love you guys! 😀
Happy Birthday, Andrew! Love you!
“Food nourishes the body as God’s Word nourishes the soul.”
What fantastic photos!!! I can still remember when Andrew would accompany us to ISM. I clearly remember it. We were reading a book by Chaim Potok and I remember Andrew repeating his name: “Kayem Potok”. The strangest thing is, I was around his age when he accompanied us. So, you can imagine how old I feel. Time is going fast and glad that he has a nice set of close friends and a family that loves him very much. Happy Birthday!
Thanks Masso! Sigh….. time sure flies by so FAST, it’s CRRRRAZY!!! I remember when you went off to college in NY! Empty nesting is not a good feeling at all!
Pria you are such a sweet mom! Andrew is such a fine son. All I can say is God is preparing only great things for him… Glad to see how you guys spent his birthday and how sarap the food!
Awwww… thanks Mit! I am looking forward to the wonderful years ahead! Wish you guys were here! ❤
Andrew is so blessed to have such a sweet and loving mom 🙂 you raised him well, Pring! 🙂
Awwww…. Thanks, Ans. 😀 God is awesome. He is really guiding and leading the way. 🙂
[belated] happy birthday to andrew!!! awesome surprise b-day dinner right there! 😀
Thanks so much Dash! 😀
Really awesome site! I love this post. Haha Andrew has grown up ;).
Indeed he has, Anara, and so have you! Love you! 🙂
Aw! What a sweet mommy you are! Andrew is a great guy and it is because you have been an incredible mom to him. Love your photos of Andrew from birth to now 🙂 Have fun in Singapore!
Thanks Joy! 🙂 By God’s grace, talaga! 😀