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No Filter: Jon Lucas admits fatherhood is an extraordinary experience

The actor reveals he had mixed feelings about becoming a dad but his mother helped him embrace the new miracle in his life.

BY KRISTHOFF CAGAPE

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7/22/2018 4:34 PM
No Filter: Jon Lucas admits fatherhood is an extraordinary experience


 

Jon Lucas bravely admitted recently that at 22, he is already a father. The young actor confessed that it felt daunting initially knowing that his life would make a complete turn around and that he would enter a totally different season in his life. 

Nong time na nalaman ko na magiging daddy na ako, ayon marami rin talaga akong iniisip, akala ko kasi na mahihirapan talaga tanggapin ng publiko o ng henerasyon na 'to. Natural naman siguro na makaranas ka ng kaba siyempre at the same time masaya na rin kasi alam ko naman na lahat ng baby na pinapanganak ay blessing,” he said in his “PUSH: No Filter” episode.

He also revealed he felt a roller coaster of emotions at that moment because while his partner was pregnant, his mother passed away at the same time.

Tapos depression kasi nong buntis pa 'yung partner ko nga eh nawala naman si mommy, 'yung mommy ko naman, so ayon naghalo-halo na [emotions],” he added.

Jon shared that it was his mom he approached first when he knew he would become a father. “Lumapit ako sa mommy ko. Buhay pa kasi si mommy noon. Ayon sabi nga lang niya maging masaya na lang, kasi talagang biyaya ng Diyos 'yan ‘yung baby,” he stated.

He added that he was really close to his mother. “Mama's boy talaga ako. Siya talaga 'yung pinakagusto ko makausap sa pag-aaalaga ng baby. dahil ako bilang anak niya di naman ako perpekto pero naniniwala akong napalaki ako ng maayos ng nanay ko,” he stated. 

Jon and his wife named their son Brycen Christian. “Brycen kasi sa buong buhay ko wala pa akong na-meet na pangalang Brycen. Tapos ‘yung Christian naman ayan 'yung gustong ipangalan sa akin ni mommy ko dati nong baby pa ako kaso hindi natuloy. Si Brycen 8 months na siya ngayon, mag-one year old siya sa November 17, this year,” the actor stated.

Upon seeing his son for the first time, Jon felt described it as truly extraordinary. “Napakasarap sa pakiramdam nong nakita ko si baby. Totoo pala na ang baby nakakawala ng pagod, nakakawala ng stress.  Tapos ako pa talaga 'yung unang nakakita sa kanya, 'yung pagkalabas na pagkalabas ni baby sa mundo ako 'yung unang nakakita,” he stated.

As to his dream for his son, Jon remarked, “Dream ng bawat tatay siguro sa anak ay maging successful. Pinaka-dream ko in general maging sobrang successful siya sa lahat ng tutuparin niya sa buhay.

Now that he is a father, Jon shared that he made a lot of realizations. “Na-realize ko na kung noon kung ang priority ko ay ang sarili mong kaligayahan. Ngayon naman bilang father na pinakalate  na ‘yung 7pm kasi nga gusto mo na silang makasama, gusto mo nang makalaro ‘yung baby mo. Siyempre maaga na kayong matutulog kasi nga kinabukasan papaliguan ko siya, para maasikaso mo ‘yung family mo talaga,” he said. 

Knowing that he is still young, Jon attributes his strength in handling responsibilities to his faith. “Napakalaking bagay ng pananampalataya ko dahil ito ‘yung nagbibigay sa akin ng lakas ng tibay ng loob para magpatuloy nga sa buhay.

To the young fathers out there like him, this is his message. “Sa mga katulad ko na bata pa lang ay naging tatay na siyempre huwag kayong panghinaan ng loob at huwag kayong makikinig sa sinasabi ng iba. Ang pinakamahalaga, ang laging ilagay niyo sa puso niyo ay may Diyos tayo. Siyempre nandiyan ang ating mga kapamilya lalo na’ yung anak magiging inspirasyon 'yan para magpatuloy ka sa buhay,” he shared.