For one dad from Quezon City, Valentine’s Day was a chance to show his kids that there is more to love than just romance.
Chi Martillo, 46, who works at the House of Representatives, shared on Facebook today that he surprised his daughters with their own boxes of stunning Ecuadorian roses.
The pictures show his daughters, ages 16, 14 and 12, visibly touched by their dad’s thoughtful gesture.
The roses also came with personalized love letters to each of his daughters, he shared to INQUIRER.net. In them, he listed their unique traits that he admires and how proud he is of them.
As to why he made the effort to personally hand them flowers in school, he told INQUIRER.net, “My wife and I planned for this. It’s actually her idea.”
“We want them to experience these kinds of stuff with me, as their first Valentine, so that when they come of age, they would [not] easily be impressed with gifts so that they can focus on a guy’s character (hopefully that day will be more than a decade from now. Haha!).”
He and his wife Au Pangan-Martillo know a thing or two about a lasting relationship: the two are college sweethearts who have been together for over two decades.
For his Valentine’s message to his daughters, he said, “I’ll be your Valentine for a veeeery loooong time so get used to it. Haha! But you guys can be sure I will never break your hearts. I love you, my princesses. Happy Valentine’s Day.” JB
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