One of my favorite stories about you is the first time I got to talk to you. It was during your camp, and I was asking you if you were okay because you seem pissed off or something. Your reply totally left me a big impression, and I didn’t talk to you as much after that. :P I think it went something like this: Okay lang ako…bakit mo tinatanong? Ayoko nang tinatanong ako kung okay ako. =))
It’s one of my favorite stories because I don’t think people would believe that about you anymore. You’ve changed so much from the first time I met you, and I know you know that. Sometimes I really can’t believe that you used to be that quiet guy who I’d often find at the tambayan studying quietly (and truth be told, I don’t really talk to you that much because of that impression back in camp :p). I’m sure a lot of people agree with me on this. :D And when you were placed in my household, I have no idea how I’m going to talk to you.
But you know what? I believe that everything was in God’s plan. Two reasons. First is because He wanted me to learn how to take care of people who didn’t leave a nice impression on me at first, to teach me that first impressions don’t last, and two, He wanted me to see how He works in other people besides me. You were (and still is) a proof of how God can bring out the best in people. You never fail to make us “oldies” smile because we know that you allowed God to mold you and continue to mold you into a person that you are and you will become. It was a big blessing for me to be able to witness you grow up in your faith, because when everything seemed like a failure, God used you to remind me that it’s never a failure. :)
I could go on and on and on, but this might end up being the longest birthday greeting I’ve ever made here (so far this greeting holds the record for the largest image :p) and I might run out of space. :P So I’ll cut this short now, by saying…HAPPY BIRTHDAY PRINCE DARHYL ANTHONY RYAN! =) I thank God for making our paths cross and I pray that this God-centered friendship/sisterhood-brotherhood we share will last for many many more years. May God fill your twentieth (Haha, you’re as old as I am na! :P) year with even more blessings than the past year. :) You will always be the Prince in my life (haha, kung sino man yung para sakin, si Prince Charming, so iba ka pa rin). May you grow more in love with God (haha, boldfaced for emphasis) and may He grant you your heart’s desires…may you grow to be the man of God we all pray you become…and may you never lose that smile and cheerfulness that I have seen you put on since the day I met you. :)
Okay, I’ve talked long enough. See you on Friday, I think. I’ll always be here for you, Princester. :) God bless! Waboo! ♥