- Three soldiers surprised their parents via a homecoming
- Milvina Garcia celebrated her 51st birthday
- The birthday celebrant said seeing her children on the occasion makes it her happiest birthday
A mother of three soldiers just got her best birthday wish via seeing her sons on her 51st birthday; thanks to ABS-CBN’s “Family is Love” Christmas campaign.
“Pinaglayo man sila ng serbisyo pero pinaglalapit sila ng pagmamahal sa isa’t-isa. Samahan natin sila sa kanilang bagong misyon para sa pamilya,” actor Coco Martin said in the beginning of the video.
[Their service to the nation may have separated them but love brings them closer to each other. Let us join them in their new mission for their family.]
Milvina Garcia, the mother, said the many experiences of her sons made her a fighter; making her lift everything up to God.
Her husband Gerardo expressed his pride being the soldiers’ father; adding that seeing the present situation of his sons makes him successful too.
Their three soldier sons are John Melvin, the eldest and is a pilot in the Philippine Air Force, and Gerson and George Bernard; both working in the Philippine Army.
“Masarap sa pakiramdam kapag nagsisilbi ka para sa bayan lalo kapag nakikita mo ‘yung mukha ng mga bata, mga tao doon sa area — nakangiti. Masasabi mo sa sarili mo na ginagawa ko it para sa mga taong ito,” George Bernard said.
[It feels good inside when you’re serving the nation especially when you see the smiling faces of children, the people in the area. You can tell yourself, “I am doing this for them.”]
Moving forward, based on an ABS-CBN News story, the parents were moved to tears by the surprise arrival of their children on the special occasion.
Milvina and her husband were moved to tears seeing their children coming together on that special day.
“Para sa amin, mabuhay lang kami na kumpleto. [For us, just to be together.] This is my happiest birthday,” she said.
The soldiers said their family is their true hero.