After sharing the happy news that his daughter Zoey is now cancer-free after a three-year battle with the disease, journalist Anthony “Ka Tunying” Taberna celebrated another happy occasion in his family with the birthday of his wife, entrepreneur Rossel Velasco-Taberna.
In his Instagram post last July 21, he wrote, “Miss, puwede bang makipagkilala? Pambihirang Patis, parang Kolehiyala lang Beb! Hindi lang sa iyong kagandahang panlabas, lalona sa kagandahang panloob - ako'y lubos na nagpapasalamat sa Panginoong Diyos. Salamat dahil ipinanganak ka at sa akin pa napunta. Dahil kahit paano ay guwapo naman ako, bagay na bagay tayo! Ayooown! Happy happy 30+ birthday Beb. Alam kong ibinigay na ng Ama ang regalong hiningi mo - ang paggaling ni Zoey sa kaniyang karamdaman. Dalangin ko sa Ama, huwag ka nang magkakasakit, laging happy kahit madaming responsibilidad, maligayang makatupad ng tungkulin at manatiling mapagpakumbaba kahit ano pa ang mangyari. Alabyu Beb. Suwerte ko sayo, suwerte ka rin sakin! (humabol pa talaga)”
On her own account, Anthony’s wife also shared her already granted birthday wish. “God has already granted my ultimate birthday wish in advance. I already gave all my wishes for my entire life to my daughter, Zoey. For her healing.
As you all know, my family and I were gone for half a year, and I’m so happy now that we’re home. God really came through.
Anything that I receive beyond this miracle are all bonuses already. WE ARE COMPLETE. What more can I ask for?
With this, to say that the past year has been crazy is an understatement. Nevertheless, I’m filled with gratitude because every day, there’s always something to look forward to or get excited about.
Now that I’m turning 30+, I just can’t wait to see what the good Lord has in store for all of us.”
Anthony and Rossel celebrated their 17th wedding anniversary last June.