Sa kanyang social media accounts, nagbigay ng madamdaming mensahe si Bianca Lapus sa anak na Isaiah para sa 19th birthday nito. Sa mensahe, muling binalikan ni Bianca ang mga tagpo bago ito ipanganak.
"To My First Born Yce.....19 years old...Wow. You're now the age I was when I met your daddy just a year before my water bag broke and braved the traffic at 7am going to Medical City.... labored for more than 24 hrs! It seemed you didnt want to go out yet because your daddy was shooting a movie out of town and when he arrived manila he had taping for #superlaffin so i talked to you while you were in my tummy it took me 9 long push to give birth to a beautiful baby boy. I thought I was so grown up then. Truth is, I knew nothing about maturity. "
Bilang isang nanay, nagbigay din ang advise si Bianca sa anak na binata na at handa nang palawakin pa ang kanyang mundo.
"Over the years, as I've continued to learn and grow, I've gained some knowledge I would like to share with you on your birthday though i know you already posses all these traits:
- you should never be afraid to say i love you to all those close in heart. From time to time remind them because you know life is too short! So live life fully!
- practice random act of kindness. Anytime, anywhere.
-Get yourself a best friend. You don't need a bunch; one will do just fine. Someone who will be there for you, create inside jokes with you and hold your deepest secrets. Be good to that person and never take them for granted.
-At least once a day, laugh until you tear up. It's not that hard if you don't take life too seriously; which reminds me....
-Don't take life too seriously. We are here to be joyful. Find your joy and spread it to everyone you meet. Part of the reason everyone loves your Daddy, aside from his brilliant one liners, is his lightheartedness. He's a great man, we were just too young back then but i am and will always be proud that he is your dad.
-See the world. Don't confine yourself to this tiny section of the planet. There is so much life out there to explore. Go!
-Be fearless...your fears will determine your limits. Learn how to shake them off and embrace all that life has to offer
-Don't be reckless with these three important things: Money, your Health, someone else's heart . All three are gifts and must be Respected.
-Be kind. You know better that most of the battles people face behind closed doors. Life hasn't been easy for you and it's not easy for many others, too. Always remember that and have empathy.
-Live a life of passion. It may not be the means by which you earn a living but have something in your life that feeds your soul.(like me doing theatre plays and charity works)
-Be chivalrous. Hold doors, don't forget po and opo, mag mano ka, and always remember 'ladies first'. Be the kind of a man who is very polite that makes old ladies swoon.
-Lastly, and most importantly, know you are loved in a crazy, all consuming kind of way. It's the kind of love that makes a mother stand quietly outside her 19 year old son's room just to watch him sleep while she fights back tears and floods of memories. It's the urge to pull the blankets under his chin, just in case he gets chilly during the night. That kind of love that makes a mother smile when she hears her son laughing halfway across the house. The kind that makes her know there is nothing she wouldn't do, no battle she wouldn't face in order to spend as much time as she can surrounded by that love. Let it be your safety net in life. "
Sa pagtatapos ni Bianca, nagpasalamat din ito sa anak na naging malaking inspirasyon sa kanyang buhay.
"Thank you for helping me to grow, teaching me how to love unconditionally and for being my reason to live. From the moment you were born, you have been my greatest joy, i am so proud of how you turned out to be the kind of person every mother would want for a son. Happy birthday!
I Love you always,