My beloved family, friends, and fellow servants,
Today, please allow me to dedicate this week’s letter to my little brother, Eric. Happy birthday! Happy 16th birthday.
You are amazing. I wouldn’t be me without you as my younger brother. We grew up together, laughed together, and watched our parents grow older than us.
I watched you grow from this tiny piece of heaven to a soon-to-be instrument of God’s voice.
I watched you undergo through different tough moments of what we call life. I watched you made it with flying colours through them.
I watched you smile. I watched you cry.
I watched you glow in radiance and countenance.
I watched you recover through the sickness and pain.
I watched you know me. And we knew each other.
You were the answer to my prayers to our Father in Heaven when I was like 3 years old.
Although I may not be always at your side during the most difficult phases of your life, know that I am your keeper, and that I am your brother.
I love you, brother.
Philippines San Pablo Mission