As a parent, I could imagine that the moment our children reach their legal age is going to be nothing but bittersweet.
To see your little child blossom into an adult, there are just no words to explain what's in a mother's heart.
In the same-day edit video uploaded by Niceprint Photography on YouTube, Yohan's closest family members shared their messages to the debutante.
Daddy Ryan Agoncillo said, "Hey, baby. Happy birthday! I hope you enjoyyour debut, and eto na, welcome to the real world, baby. And if there's anything I want to say, just remember you are awesome - just the way you are. Happy birthday, my love. I love you."
Megastar Sharon Cuneta whom Judy Ann considers her sister also gave a heartfelt message that made the crowd cry. "Alam mo, proud na proud ako [sa'yo]. Una, maganda ka, talented ka, matalino, pero alam mo yung pinaka-proud ako? 'Yung napakabuti mong anak."
She added, "Kasi there are Ten Commandments, but only one commandment that has a promise that comes after it. And that commandment is 'Honor thy father and thy mother, and thou shall be blessed."
Judy Ann Agoncillo's birthday message for Yohan
Judy Ann meanwhile has one reminder for Yohan now that she just entered adulthood.
"Just know that us, your family, will always be your safe space."
"Hey, sweetheart. I hope you like your party. I know this is your dream and you're just so so happy na finally you were able to make your dreams come true, and more dreams to come true. Andito lang kami always of course to support you. Life is tough, you know, and sometimes, life is gonna be painful, but pain will always make you stronger and a better person."
She assured Yohan, "Just know that us, your family, will always be your safe space. We love you so much, and happy birthday."
Watch the full video of Yohan's 18th birthday highlights here:
Indeed, our children might have grown up, but they will always be our babies. Our only hope as parents, is that they never forget that while everything else in this world is temporary, family is forever.
Check out this heartwarming video of a father hugging his grown-up son here.