Sharon Cuneta tugged at our heartstrings with a touching birthday message dedicated to her daughter Frankie Pangilinan as she turns 21 today, December 16.
Earlier today, the Megastar dedicated a photo collage together with a heartwarming caption to her eldest daughter with Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan.
Calling Frankie by her nickname “Baba,” Sharon began her greeting by recounting the time when she gave birth to actress KC Concepcion, which incidentally is now Frankie’s age.
“21. At 21, Baba, I had already married, had had Ate Tina, and come out of my first marriage. I was a working single mom whose whole world revolved around your sister, working hard more often than I would’ve wanted to, to give Ate the best in life. She was my world, and I was hers,” Sharon recalled.
“Now you are the age I was then, and I cannot believe how very swiftly time flew,” she continued. “In my eyes, you will always be my baby who was born a “manang” - already too mature for her age, even with those innocent, big, black, saucer-like eyes. But truth is, though I miss your little self, I wouldn’t trade the woman you have become for anything. You are so precious to me, and that I am precious to you means the world to me.”
Fans and followers of Sharon were given a peek at their loving mother-daughter relationship as Sharon expressed her gratitude to Frankie for the acts of love she’s given to her mom all these years.
Sharon wrote, “Thank you for being my book-reader over our hours-long facetime sessions, my “What’s up, Baba? Problem?” “No Mama - I just missed you!” baby. My “Thank you po for taking such good care of my Mama” girl whenever I introduced someone from my tv show set to you. Thank you for telling me everything - it has made me respect you all the more, knowing that I have your full trust that I cannot help but be most trustworthy - and worthy of giving you the best pieces of advice from my life’s experiences. Thank you for loving me the way you do - at once a best friend, a listening and obedient daughter, even an adviser when sometimes the tables seem to turn and Mama turns to you for advice.”
The “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” actress then voiced her pride and love for Frankie who is currently studying in New York City.
“Baba, thank you for living your life the way you do. I am so very proud of you, your talents, your gifts, and most of all your heart. I love you from the very depths of mine and I will continue to until my last breath, no matter if you make huge mistakes or whatnot. I will never leave you even if the world does,” Sharon promised Frankie.
“You are my Baba, my love, my friend, my baby. I feel so privileged to have been chosen by God to be your mother,” she added.
“Happy 21st, my now adult beautiful, talented, God-fearing, good-hearted daughter! I wish you good health and only happiness, no matter how it comes your way! You are, quite simply, my pride, joy, and treasure. May God give you all the desires of your ever so deserving heart! Yaaay you’re coming home na!!! See you in two sleeps!” she ended on a lovely note.
Simone Francesca Emmanuelle “Frankie” Cuneta Pangilinan is Sharon’s second daughter. Frankie’s half-sister KC is Sharon’s first daughter with former partner Gabby Concepcion.
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