One of Charlene Gonzalez and Aga Muhlach's twins, Andres, flew off to college in Spain yesterday, January 11. And just like any parent, ~letting go~ of her 19-year-old son was quite an emotional experience for Charlene. Posting a flood of stolen shots of Andres at the beach, the proud mom wrote a lengthy message for him on Instagram:
"The day has come where you are starting a new chapter in your life as you head out to college. As a mom, you imagine & know that someday that day will come but you always think it’s too far away for it to be a reality. As you leave for college today in Spain, know that we love you very much and we are super proud of you Andres. It was a very difficult decision to make (especially during this global pandemic for you to be on campus) but you really wanted to continue your studies on campus and as parents, we will be here to support & guide you every step of the way. We love you Andres & thank you for always being so kind & for continuously making us proud. Your dad, mama, & sister love you so much.
Have the best time of your life in Spain & continue to make lasting memories that you will cherish forever.
All these pictures I have taken of him are all stolen shots from our last beach trip. I could not resist.
See you in a couple of months (May), my son. Love you very much."
Charlene also gave an update about her daughter Atasha, Andres' twin sister, and shared that she will be bound for the UK when she starts on-campus schooling in the next school year: "As for Atasha, she currently is studying online in a UK university but due to the current lockdown in the UK. She will continue to study online this semester and Atasha will be on campus the following school year in the UK."
She closed off her post with these heartwarming words about parenting: "Ang hirap mag-let go for any mom but going off to college will be a wonderful experience for all children. As parents, we provided them wings, but now it's their turn to fly."