dear little big man,
today is your 10th birthday. i am so happy to see how you've grown so well into your 2-digit age. you've brought a lot of pride and happiness to me and your dad these past century of our life. i want to thank you for that.
i only wish you to fulfill your big dreams. learning everything you can in school, becoming a taekwondo black belt and competing and winning in your sport. becoming a loving kuya to your little sister and an obedient son too. often when we're praying silently, you would ask me what my prayer for myself is. and i'd tell you that whatever you prayed for, i prayed to God that He give it to you as long as it is what He intended for you. eversince i had you, i only wished for nothing but your complete happiness. for it will make me happy as well.
son, please grow up to be a better man. let's overcome life's obstacles together. i'll be in front but please promise me that you will be behind me -- my back-up.
i love you, today and always.