MANILA – On September 10, 2002, model-turned-politician Lucy Torres penned a letter that is meant to be read by her daughter, Juliana, when she turns 18.
And that moment has finally arrived. On Monday, Juliana took to Instagram to share the contents of her 16-year-old letter.
It read: “My dearest Juliana, you’re 18 years old now and at this point, you’re most probably faced with decisions that will be crucial to your future. Lift all up to God, who is your best friend.”
“By now, you must have fallen in love already. Enjoy your first kiss, but don’t get swept off your feet till you’re sure he’s the one. Don’t be scared to let me know – I’ll help you explain to daddy.”
“We love you with a love that knows no boundaries. Remember to ask for God’s guidance and Mary’s protection at all times. This way, you’ll never go wrong,” Torres told her daughter in the letter, which also came with two old photos of them together.
Netizens were touched by Torres’ gesture, saying Juliana is blessed to have a mom like her.
Juliana is the only daughter of Torres and her husband, actor-politician Richard Gomez.