(Sabi ko sa sarili ko hindi ako mag-e-emo while writing this, but couldnâ€™t help it. Ang hirap â€˜di maging emotional if you are writing about the people dear to you.)
Dad and I are happy that you have grown to be a good person. We havenâ€™t had any issues with you regarding your studies and choice of friends. You have adjusted to college life pretty well. We hope that youâ€™ll be able to ace your thesis subject this term. One more term and youâ€™ll be in third year. Parang kailan lang, worried pa kami ni Daddy that you might have difficulty adjusting to college life.
Ang reason talaga kung bakit ako emo â€“ hindi ka namin mabigyan ng kahit simpleng birthday party man lang to celebrate your 18th birthday. We know how important 18th birthday is to a young woman. We can only afford to treat you to a simple salo-salo. Pang-family lang talaga. Thankfully, you understand and youâ€™re okay with it. However, we are lucky enough that Dad was able to secure an over-night hotel accommodation for the four of us. Bihira lang ang libreng hotel accommodation so we have to use it soon.
Just like in your previous birthdays, Dad and I wish and pray for your health and wisdom, that youâ€™ll be able to finish your studies and reach your dream.
Happy birthday, bebeh ko! You will always be mommyâ€™s baby girl. I love you!