Happy Birthday, Dear Patchy!

Today is iPatch’s tenth birthday.

Oh my, where has the time gone? It seems like it was only yesterday when I found out I was going to be a mommy soon. I wasn’t in the most ideal of situations, but it must have been the perfect time to have this precious treasure called Patricia. As with most mothers, my first encounter with her was love at first sight.

She had me smitten. I found myself staring at her endlessly as she napped in peace. I found myself talking in the language of coos and babbles that only children can teach. I found myself lacking in sleep yet I did not mind at all. I found in me strength that I did not know I had.


Patch is one of my greatest teachers, though she doesn’t realize that. From her I learned and continue to learn many lessons on life. Like patience. Unconditional love. Patience. Trust and letting go. Patience. And patience. 😀

Patchy is such a hard-working daughter. She loves to read books, fiction lately. She has lots of friends and knows how to have fun. Often, she gets smart and funny ideas, such as:


-a silent protest on a hot summer day. They wanted to go swimming, but I was too engrossed with blogging. So what were kids to do? Up went the placards of protest. Of course they got my attention. I was ROTFLMAO.

So Patchy, thank you – for being a loving sister and daughter, for the lessons learned, for the many moments of laughter.

Happy birthday, my Patch. We love you.

17 thoughts on “Happy Birthday, Dear Patchy!

  1. The lovely young blogger turns 10. Happy Birthday to Patricia! May she continue to enjoy the simple and wonderful things in life.

    I love how your kids teamed up to make their wishes known. Nakakatuwa naman.

    Take care!

  2. Happy birthday, Patchy!

    I was touched about how you said Patchy is one of your greatest teachers. Just like Isaac is mine. 🙂

    Hugs to the birthday girl!

  3. Happy, happy birthday to Patricia….May all her wishes come true…Btw, does she want a copy of the High School Musical 2 movie? Have extra one here. I’ll be glad to give it to her.

  4. Hi there, everyone!
    Patricia extremely appreciates all the good wishes and happy greetings. You all made her birthday more special. Thank you, friends!
    i’m sorry I couldn’t reply to each comment. Am so sleepy. nate is sleeping so I shall take this chance to catch some zees!

    You’ve all been wonderful blog friends. Thank you for sending positive vibes my way. I felt better all day! 🙂

  5. Thanks, Julie and Daiz.

    Patch had a nice birthday. I cooked her faves – baked rice and fried chicken. Of course she blew her candles on her favorite cake. 🙂

  6. hahaha…what they did was hilarious, a good way to get mom’s attention. cool strategy.

    huli man daw at magaling ay huli pa rin..belated happy birthday, patch.

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