It's amazing how a 2-yr old can already love someone she hasn't met yet. Rafa is like that with her little brother Mack whom we still yet to meet a few weeks from now. She talks about him as if he's already here, as if she can already see and touch him. Isn't that so sweet?
Just the other day, daddy and Rafa and me and Gabbie went on our separate ways in SM to save time and to get things done fast (me and Gabbie looking for her graduation dress and daddy and Rafa went to buy some stuff from Ace Hardware). When they were done, daddy told Rafa "Let's go now to Mommy and Ate." Rafa then asked, "And baby Mack?"
And then one evening, while relaxing, Rafa got a piece of paper and a pencil and asked me to write the names of each of us. And so I wrote "Daddy, Mommy, Ate Gabbie and Rafa" and without battling an eyelash, she immediately followed with "and Mack!"
Then she asked me to draw something. I drew her and Ate Gabbie and wrote something like "Abby and Rafa ganda" but when she looked at it, she said, "how about Baby Mack?" And when we're dividing or distributing food among ourselves, she'd be quick to say "for Baby Mack also" and then when we pray at night, she never forgets to mention "Mack".
Well if this isn't love, then I dont know what to call it.