The Best Things In Life Are FREE!

While it may be true that you have heard that cliche a million times, but forgive me because I just ...

While it may be true that you have heard that cliche a million times, but forgive me because I just had a very happy experience earlier when I got home from work.

I was the most exhausted and haggard-looking me coming home to my still awake 9 year old son at past 10 pm.  He stayed awake because he prepared a surprise for me!

After giving my "pasalubong" or treats to him, he dragged me to his room and showed me this:


This was the first letter "clue" which led me to find 1 love letter after the other. He announced to me that he organized a letter hunting activity.
 It reads:
To Our Beautiful Mom:
Mom, find the cards hidden in the room.
And it is (they are) colored green.

 This was the first of the four letters I found inside their toy chest/drawers.
 It reads: 
Dear Mom,
Thank you for the toys that you bought before.
Sorry for not playing (with) my expensive toys (wow! define expensive please anak!)
I love you mom, remember that always po ha.

This next letter, I found under his table.
 It reads:
Dear Mom,
Thank you for my study table for me to study.
I am always there to help you po.  
I love you po so much!

The next letter I saw was in between his stack of K-Zome magazines, his current favorite reads.
 It reads:
Dear Mom,
Thank you for the K-Zones that I read
You are the best Mom that I have/
Thank you po for loving and caring (for) me.
I love you po!

The next letter was hard to find, it was inside his closet lang pala!  This is my favorite among all four letters. :)
It reads:
Dear Mom, 
Thank you for my clothes.
When I am wearing my clothes, I think I am the fanciest 
and the coolest boy in the world!
I love you po Mom!
Everything that you wear, you are BEAUTIFUL! :)

My tears are very shallow and it just builds up inside my eyes for as long as I can hold it.  This was the very example when those tears, of joy that is, just ran down my cheeks.  I immediately thanked, hugged him and said how much I love him!  I am truly ecstatic right now.  Indeed the BEST THINGS in life are FREE!

Let me end this by sharing with you some pieces of advice I give my son, which he will learn to use them when he grows up.
Showing that you truly care or love a person doesn't end in just giving gifts or letters.
When you keep a promise, make sure you don't bend any.
Actions speak louder than words.  
Goodnight everyone! :)  

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14 comments

  1. awww! you have the sweetest son!

    Mira
    http://redgiantstarr.blogspot.com/

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  2. You are indeed one lucky mom Louise ! I bet the stress and tiredness were all forgotten after reading your kids' letters .


    Blessings !

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  3. Thank you @SarahBucu:disqus ! That's true! When you see your kids talaga and knowing they did something for you... every negative cell in your body is instantly gone! :)

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  4. Awww... so touching, Louise! He's such a sweet boy.

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  5. Sis @twitter-19440707:disqus you were are the Blog Inspired workshop pala! I regret not seeing you/chatting with you. Kulang ang time no? Hope to see you again soon na hindi madali.. coffee date with the rest of the bcbloggers community :)

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  6. Yeah, kulang time for getting to know each other saka we're hungry na rin, heehee!

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  7. Your son is very sweet. I also love it when my children give me simple letters they make. They're not perfect in design or grammar but still truly awesome.

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  8. That is so true @Chin chin ! By the way, did you like the King And I? :)

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  9. oo nga eh! Next time let's meet up for coffee or play date ng kids. :)

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  10. Yes, I did. I wish I my sister came, too. She will surely enjoy it because she also joins musical plays/opera. Thanks again so much for the tickets.

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  11. awww...natouch naman ako!
    your son is so appreciative and very sweet....

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  12. Sweet! My son writes me lots of letters too and is always, perpetually hugging me! They really are mom's boys lol

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  13. Same here @Marie super ang sarap ng feeling when they hug and kiss you!!!!

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  14. Yes @Therese Gabriel I hope he won't change kahit maging binata na siya..

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