March 26, 2001 when i gave birth to my Beautiful daughter Rania. Unfortunately, I’m a single Mother. I meet his dad when I was working abroad in Kuwait last 2000. His Father is a very gentleman full of Hope and Dreams not just for himself but for both of us. But things happen with a reason that even as we cannot answer. We did not end up with each other. I went back to the Philippines pregnant with this beautiful baby girl.
HAPPY TO SEE HER
When I see her the first time I cannot believe she is Mine. She is so lovely she is more than an Angel, it is a gift from above. I felt this feeling that I have never felt before. After I became a mom I became also emotional in even small things I felt like crying, her smile is my happiness her tears are like a knife stabbing my heart.I was there and witnessed her first word “DADA” HER first step her first crawl that was late at night, her first turn, her first food was Vegetable and Chocolates. She is a happy child. I walked her to her first school Kinder to Nursery, To preschool. I watched all her school programs, She is always excited to introduce me to her new friends in school I saw her crying when she got hurt because of her friend fight with her. Iwould say I’m a Lucky mom that I was allowed to be with my child watched her grow up.
ALL HER BIRTHDAYS ARE SPECIAL DAY
Her 1st Birthday we celebrated it with a lot of visitors a lot of kids every kid that we knew from our neighbors our relative family all of them are Invited it is like a big Circus haha. Her 2nd birthday is a very simple celebration, then 3rd 4th 5th 6th, etc.
Her 12th Birthday we planned for it because it is her last year of being a kid she will turn 13 in the following year and she will be a teenager, we celebrated her birthday at Shakeys with a planned program, then a year had passed her 13th with her classmate at school then 14th we celebrated it again with all her grown-up friends. Then 15th is simple 16th and 17th. And now her 18th birthday its what we are all Waiting for,
THE PREPARATION ON HER DEBUT
6 months before her debut I tried to look for the caterer for the venue host Videographer, etc And to be honest it is not easy. I felt disappointed with all the caterer that I meet for the foods they are offering cheap but not that good, There’s expensive food but we cannot afford it, so a lot of sleepless night thinking we went to hotel to another hotel to another event place then we search online to look for a right venue.Until I found a good event place in Sea Residence. I also searched who will do the Light and sound, Videographer and photographer, Caterer, Event Designer still on the list, And thank God we Found all of them. The gowns that she will be wearing my daughter designed her gowns with her taste and own style. So we went to our friend who is a tailor for the gown and she gave us a reasonable price for her fee we bought the materials for it, All of her friends and relatives we invited them 2 months before her debut so they could save the date. She has 18th candles wishes, 18th wine wishes, 18th Dance, and 18th gifts.She also sings and dances with her friends.My daughter wanted to have a Bohemian Party and that is what we did.
Bohemian Debut Party.
MY REALIZATION SHE IS NOT A BABY ANYMORE
Before the host introduce my daughter for her entrance walk on her debut.The Light and Sound started to play the Music “A Million Dreams” and when I see my daughter wearing her Long Gown I realized my baby is not a baby anymore she is a young Lady now she is 18th Time flies. Now she is a dream come true. There’s a lot of dreams that she needs to accomplish a lot of life ahead of her.
I’m not a perfect Mom but she taught me the biggest lesson in my life that Loving Unconditionally is the best gift we can give to our children and as a Vow, I will always be here guiding her loving her, preparing and celebrating her birthdays until she turns 60 or more.