means more in life than most of us!
Rachel being presented with a medal
and certificate for her academic accomplishments!
Agawan naman ng eksena ang dotir at pakyawin
ang lahat ng sampaguita leis sa Quiapo!
Who wouldn't be proud, said Rufino and Rose!
Rachel has worked hard to earn the distinguished
honors she's received.
Well, well, well! That’s my first reaction
to the great news your wonderful Mom shared with me.
It was a thrill and a pleasure to be among the very first to hear of your great achievements. It is so much like that I felt as if your Mom was right here with me, bright and happy and bubbling over, telling me with happy tones and swings all about your academic accomplishments.
There is nothing else quite like high school graduation and the big step out into the world of reality and hard facts, with the challenge that is always there. However, graduating with academic record and promise of future service deemed outstanding by the school faculty is another thing. It's so wonderful! The feeling is so magnificent and elating! You have made a record to be proud of, and, with many others, who think highly of you, I am very proud, too. We know you will keep your fine achievements in the bigger world that’s waiting for you. Rachel, you best represent the ideal student par excellence.
How does it feel to be a young lady of the world now? Definitely, the world will be a little better for you stepping out into it. Whatever your choices are as your field, we know that you will make your mark, and that they will certainly hold endless possibilities today. Whatever profession you endeavor will surely need many more like you. You have already shown such marked ability; there will always be great things ahead for you.
With this very special entry, comes a very special congratulation on this very special occasion. You see, everything is special. And why not? You are so special to your loving parents, all your dear ones, all friends, and to me, too. It is an honor most highly deserved.
I know well your Mom and Aunt Jazmin will have many interesting things to report in the days to come about you.
Hearty congratulations also on “Number 18”, and may you have many more.
All the best! Kudos!