I still remember when she was my girlfriend, she would cry every time it was her birthday because she would think of her mom who died when she was just 5 years old. Her memory of her mom is very hazy and most of the things she knew about her were just through the stories of her dad, her sister ate Poch, and brother Kuya William Wijangco and tita Clara Esguerra. She would also look at her mom's old pictures and you could see that in her mind, all she could think about are the "what if's?". What I admire about her is that despite growing up without a mother, she did not use that as an excuse to be a terrible one. In fact, she became the opposite. How, on a daily basis, she single handedly takes care of Adriana, her 89 year old father and myself is nothing short of AMAZING and INSPIRING. She is a great role model for Adriana because of her humility, patience, simplicity, selflessness and genuine love for people and the environment (she has been an ethical vegan for over a year now. No, don't worry, not the Nazi kind. Also, she will kill cockroaches given the chance). Not all fathers are dads, and not all mothers are moms. I am very fortunate and grateful that my daughter is blessed to have a mom like her. Sometimes, listening to them talk to each other just puts a smile on my face because of how close they are and how my daughter is becoming more and more like her mother, except for taste in music, thank goodness.
Happy mom's day my love. Thanks for being a constant inspiration to me and Adriana by being who you truly are. We love you.