Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely letter a long time ago even if what my teacher needed was just an acknowledgment that you received the letter I gave you. It has guided me all these years. While my classmates got 1 liner letters written in Grade school pad paper, I got mine in a scented stationery paper :).
Happy, happy 74th birthday Daddy! I thank the Lord everyday that you’re still with us until now and I hope that it’s not too much to ask for more years for you. Thank you for being daddy-yo to everyone! I love you.
My Dear Mylene,
A pleasant day to you too.
I am so grateful that you appreciate very much our way of disciplining all of you our dear children. It is because your mom and I would not want our children to be misled in life. Much more that you are still too young to understand the different factors affecting is in this world we live in. you see, there are two directions of our life as we grow. These are the negative and positive directions. Should you be thinking that you know better than what other people do, you are absolutely wrong. You might be following the negative direction of life.
On the other hand, if you would be thinking that you will be careful to follow the right path of life, you cannot be so sure about it. Why? Because you are young and as you grow older, you will be more exposed to society and encounter a lot of temptations that might lead you to the wrong direction. It is in this kind of life situation that we, as parents, come in to give you the proper guidance as much as we can, although there are instances that we do not give you the precise advice because of some problems that we also encounter. We hope that you will understand and forgive us too whenever we are in such kind of attitude. Anyway, our main intention is to help you develop yourselves to become a worthy member of a good society.
And now, asking the favor of our Almighty Lord, to grant us his blessings and that I may bestow also such blessings on all of you my dear, dear children.
With love from your dad,
** This was my Dad’s letter in response to the letter I gave them. It’s one of our requirements in our English subject. I guess it has something to do with the different sentence constructions. The letter is dated November 15, 1992. **