The Gift

my first grandson, Enzo

I started this blog today, 11mar08 with thoughts that my first grandson will see the first light of this wonderful world on this day. I ask myself what would be my gift to him, a bank account? I could not, considering the present situation. I have still three students to support. A college education plan? Still i could not. Maybe a toy car… a toy airplane…a toy gun…these i surely could.

Toys? These are temporal in nature – they will wear away with time. Yes, they can give him joy but while he is still young. Have you seen a 15-year old still playing with his toy car? with his toy gun? with his toy airplane? Very rare. I don’t want him to be one of them, i promise.

What can I give to him that will last for along time- maybe a lifetime? A gift that he will cherish even after I fade away from this world? I’m not a San Miguel stockholder, nor in PLDT. Neither I’m a Cojuangco. Maybe I will teach him karate but what is it for? For fame? For fighting which i don’t want him to? I myself know karate but not a single instance i have used it except in tournaments. As i am a peace-loving man, I want him to be so, too.

Ahh, peace-loving. Now i know. i am now sure what will be my gift to him. LOVE ! Yes, love. This will be my gift for him- a special one.Because he himself is a special gift to me, I will be giving him love, love and love. Am i over-acting ? Maybe. Call me what you want.

I will be giving love to him everyday because in love nothing is impossible, isn’t it? Love will teach him everything, from A to Zs in life. It is the basis of success. I want him to be successful , and who is not to his grandson?

Just now (7:23 am/12Mar’08) I received a call from my wife, Nelly, that he is now borne ! THANK YOU LORD ! ! ! YOU have just given me my first grandson! I promise i will give him happiness as YOU gave me mine…

His name will be LORENZO “Enzo” IMMANUEL ROSALES PEPITO. Remember this name. He will be successful in all his fields of endeavor. His father, my manugang, Joniel and his mother, my daughter, Carmeli, will be proud of him. And surely I and my wife, Nelly, my only son Junjun, my daughters Gladys, Kringkring and Nikka will be proud of him, too.

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