God gave us you our dear daughter to make us stronger
From the moment you were born we were crying, running and praying
That He will let us take care of you
Coz’ we will never leave but always love you.
But day by day you get sicker
Due to trisomy 13 we never imagine ever
You are so strong and always fighting
My little warrior you showed me everything
You teach me how to make things done
And gave to strength to stand
You made me cry at home, in the streets,
Churches, canteens, malls and everywhere I am.
More than ten times you alarmed us
Running for your blood, your medicines and your labs
In the morning, at night till’ dawn
God gave us strength to carry on.
I salute you Aesabelle for your bravery
You never gave up from all the needles and tests
You are the strongest baby I ever met
And will forever remind me to get up and be the strongest in times of rough.
I’ve been to Congress, PCSO and PCMC
Believing that you’ll get better and free
From all the sickness that make you suffer
Hoping that God will make you better.
Daddy can’t go to work regularly
For his mind was so empty
Thinking of you makes him floating
All he wants is you recovering.
Kuya Aeron always asks
How is our little Athena doing so hard
Ate Sophia always say
To take you home and you both will play.
We want you home our dear baby
Will cuddle, play, watch, laugh, eat, listen to music, go to parks and party
But now you are still weak and fighting
The obstacle we never expected to come in our family.
You always rushed mama and papa
Crying in the car from probinsiya
You alarmed lolo and lola
From afar praying they do for Athena
Tita Chyryl, Tito Mac, Tito Cris and Tito Jr
Thinking of the possible help they could give.
The support our family we received
Anty Mercy, Anty Gina, Ate Kristy
Uncle Danny, Uncle Julius and Uncle Henry
We appreciate them all who never hesitate to help
From God above and the family we have
Will get through this and be ok my love.
Everyday your doctors and nurses are clinging
Telling us to get ready since day one you were here
But love you strong I felt my love
My dear Angel you are so tough
Only God knows what will happen
His will will prevail whatever man say.
I love you my baby with all my heart
I thank God above for giving you to us
I just pray that He’ll keep me sane
And carry this challenge I need to face.
I cannot explain how am feeling right now
I can’t find the reason to understand somehow
i just want to hold and kiss you tight
Coz’ I don’t know till’ when you’ll be in my arms.
I did everything I think I can
For you to be with me and be with me always
But everyone saying I should face reality
That soon (not to soon) God will take you from me.
I keep crying, crying and crying
So scared to loose you my dear Angel
I can’t imagine how will it be
When the time comes and you will leave me.
Am I so selfish not to let you go?
Am I so idealistic to hope you’ll stay?
Am I getting insane rumbling the doctors and nurses?
And rushing my family everytime to stop breathing.
I love you Belle but you love me more anak
You fight for life not for you but for us
You made mommy proud for having the strongest, fiercest
Most beautiful and the greatest baby fighter
My survivor, my warrior, my fighter, my daughter
Athena Aesabelle, am the luckiest mother.