Dear Kuya,

I don’t know is something you often say… and no matter how much I don’t want to hear you say it, I myself do understand what you mean when I hear you say, “I don’t know.”

Because I don’t know who you want to be or what you want to be, but I do know who I hope you can be.

I hope you become the kind of man that shows respect, that shows love, that shows kindness, and shows a compassionate heart for others. I hope for a man who knows how to care For themselves without the dependence of others. I hope you can be the person who people can trust and share their innermost feelings without wasting your time.

I hope you will be better than your dad and I.

This is what I hope for. My hope that you would become all these things is just a hope, but you always have a choice. 

So when you say I don’t know, my solution is to tell you what to do. Is that fair? 

I don’t know.

So my son, I love you. I love you unconditionally. Whether you make the right choice or not for your future, I will be there. I will make my own sacrifices, and one day, you will make your own. Whether it is what we want or not, it is what’s best. 

My son, I will always be proud of you.


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