I posted on Facebook on her actual birthday last Monday that whoever coined the adage “Time flies when you’re having fun” was definitely spot on. I cannot believe that my firstborn is now 7 years old! It seems only yesterday that I was cradling her in my arms, in awe to witness a miracle, and now she’s her own person with her own personality and her own achievements.
It is true that she is my first love who taught me what unconditional love is. I have learned the truest sense of unselfishness because of her, and now because of Maxine. With other people, even your family or spouse, there is that feeling of self-preservation sometimes, but with your own children, pfft! Mischa’s and Maxine’s needs are first and foremost my priority in this life no matter what happens.
Growing up now, Mischa has had her share of being difficult and really emotional over the simplest things, which has tested my patience. But I will always have your back, anak. Mommy’s heart will always belong to you and Maxine. Nothing could ever measure how much you both mean to me. I love you more than life.