Showbiz veteran Sharon Cuneta expressed how proud she is to be the mother of her adopted son Miguel in a heartwarming Instagram post she shared Wednesday, February 16.
"Miguel Samuel Mateo, my only son, YOU are the best gift God Almighty has given to our family—to MAMA. Thank you for being the kind of son I always dreamed I could have. We have the same love language/s and your love has gotten me through some of the toughest times I have had to go through in your twelve years of life. I love you with all of my heart and soul," Sharon said.
"I AM GRATEFUL, HONORED AND PROUD TO BE YOUR MOTHER," she added. Thank you for being MY SON."
Miguel, 12, is the adopted son of Sharon and her husband, Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan. They have two other children, Frankie and Miel. The actress also has a daughter, KC, with her former husband Gabby Concepcion.
In a July 2019 vlog, Sharon revealed that Miguel was put up for adoption by his biological mother when he was only one-day old as she couldn't afford to keep him.
"When someone said that there was a baby, it was a boy, hindi na ako nag-isip nang dalawang beses. I didn’t even see a picture of him. Hindi ko alam kung may diprensya siya, kung hindi sampu ‘yung daliri niya. I didn’t even ask,” she said.
“Ang akin was it was the right time kasi I was shooting Mano Po and ‘yung anak ko doon na baby, patay na patay ako sa kanya. I really said na, ‘Sana akin na lang ‘tong baby.’ I was ready for a baby boy. So when someone said that there was a little boy, sabi ko lang, ‘That’s my son,’” she added.
When Miguel came, Sharon said she and her husband fell in love with him right away.
“I was happy to know that he didn’t have any problems. Not so much dahil sa amin, kasi kaya naming panindigan ‘yun, pero ‘yung siya mismo. Na habang lumalaki siya, everything was right, physically and all. As it turns out, now, he really brings us so much joy," she said.