In a long Instagram post, Jodi Sta. Maria penned a heartfelt message for her son Thirdy and to her ‘future children.’ The Sana Dalawa ang Puso star described her son as the “most beautiful thing I have ever seen” and ordinary things became “brighter and more beautiful” because she was already seeing the world with him.
Just like any mothers, she prays and hopes that Thirdy would continue to be a good son and kind young man.
“I pray and hope that the lessons I share to you won’t be forgotten and have set your moral compass. Thank you for being a good son. As your mom, it is my privilege to impart these important truths to you,” she wrote.
She then gave four important lessons for Thirdy to live by.
“1. Be accepting of who you are. You are unique and you are beautiful. Don’t allow the world to dictate who you should or shouldn’t be.
2. Beauty doesn’t come from outward adornment but from the inner self. A gentle and peaceful spirit is radiant and that shine can’t be dulled. That’s what you look for; that’s what you work for.
3. The best OOTD is when you’re clothed with dignity and strength. Clothes may make a man but character never goes out of style.
4. It’s about finding balance and harmony with your heart, mind and soul - the trinity of our humanity. Have a compassionate heart, a positive mind and a humble soul.”
Lastly, Jodi wishes for her son to live a life that he can be proud of.
“Live your life, anak. Live a life that you can be proud of. Be a beacon of light for those who are looking for it. I will always be here for you.”
A lot of her online followers were touched by her sincere message and commented that she’s a great role model.