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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Jul 16, 2013

Jackie Forster Makes A Touching Music Video For Her Sons Asking For Forgiveness

JACKIE FORSTER made a music video that she uploaded on social media meant for her two sons with Benjie Paras, Andre and Kobe, explaining to them what happened to their relationship in the past. She admitted her shortcomings saying she was too young then. She was only 15 when Benjie got her. At 16, she gave birth to Andre and at 18, to Kobe. Obviously, she’s just too young and doesn’t know yet her responsibilities as a wife and mother. As one wag says: “What do you expect? Hindi niya naranasan ang lubusang pagdadalaga, naging nanay na agad.”

This is Jackie’s message to her sons: “To my babies, Kuya and my baby Kobe, I tried to write you so many times so I can give it to you one day but it hurt too much each time so this is my attempt to remind you how much I loved you and still do.
Please find it in your hearts to remember it was mostly happy times. I tried to provide what I could and show you my love the best way I knew how at the time. Sorry if those few times I was selfish. Do you remember when I fought to get my rights back? The courts gave me weekends with you two. I came that very weekend. Remember what happened? Please remember. You wanted to come but... I hope you are strong enough to let me back into your life. Wise enough to know who I am and how much I would do for you both. You will ne­ver know how much I’ve done just to try to get you guys back. There’s not a day gone by that I don’t think about you both. I want you to know that I have called, left messages and tried to see you but to no avail I hope they told you each time and showed you my messages. So much time has gone by. I wish I were there to witness you grow up. Instead I just have these photos. I was only 16 Andre when I had you, 18 with Kobe. What did I know? I was always just told what to do even If I didn’t know how... I tried.. I tried my best and that’s all I had to do right? Everybody makes mistakes but I never harmed you. I’m sure, you know that in your hearts. Neither did I put you in harm’s way. If that is what you thought when you were 5 and 7 years old, I am so sorry. I am sorry that I showed you otherwise.”

So many of her friends tagged and forwarded the video to Andre and Kobe but we heard that they chose not to watch it at all. It’s apparent they were so hurt then and are still hurting. Jackie should just let them be for a while until they become more mature and more understanding. She should not force them to accept her if they’re not ready yet.

As for Benjie, if he’s sincere in saying that he’s not really preventing his sons to see their mom, it’s best to let them realize that there’s nothing like forgiveness and letting bygones be bygones to give one a more peaceful life and a more peaceful mind. After all, no matter what happens, she is still their mother.