Richard Gomez and wife Lucy Torres get “wonderful surprise” from daughter Juliana on her graduation day

IMAGE Photo grabbed from Richard Gomez's Instagram

Richard Gomez and wife Lucy were happy and proud about Juliana's two awards.

Also attending her Middle-Scool graduation were her grandparents, Manuel Torres Jr. and wife Julie.


Little did they know that their daughter was also a recipient of two awards.

On social media, Richard posted about her unica hija’s “wonderful surprise.”

He wrote, “Juliana graduated in elem. yesterday and received recognitions for athletic awards and leadership award.”

For her part, Lucy posted on her Instagram account that she tried holding back her tears when her daughter’s name was called twice to accept her medals: one for Leadership Award and one for Athletic Award.

Juliana evidently took after her parents—Lucy is the incumbent representative of 4th District in Leyte, while Richard is known for being a sportsman.

Lucy related, “Her Dad and I, together with her LOLO Manoling Ang LOLA Julie, were in the audience.

“Juliana never let on that she had special awards that day.

“Imagine my (our) surprise when her name was called --- first for the Athlete and Varsity awards (two separate ones) and then the Leadership Award.

“I was holding back my tears. Richard was stunned as well.”

The female politician stressed, “We had no idea. She kept it from us all this time, wanting it to be a surprise.”

She then went on to say how proud they are of Juliana, who used to be a "very shy girl, but eventually bloomed into her own person.”

On the latter part of her post, Lucy had this to say to her daughter: “All I ever pray for is that you will grow into whoever God wonderfully designed you to be.”

Lucy continued that she wants Juliana to be the kind of person she wants to be when she grows up.

Yesterday afternoon, our daughter graduated from Middle School. Her Dad and I, together with her LOLO Manoling Ang LOLA Julie, were in the audience. Juliana never let on that she had special awards that day. Imagine my (our) surprise when her name was called --- first for the Athlete and Varsity awards (two separate ones) and then the Leadership Award. I was holding back my tears. Richard was stunned as well. We had no idea. She kept it from us all this time, wanting it to be a surprise. Words cannot say how proud we are of you @gomezjuliana.ŸŒ Not so very long ago you were this little girl forever hiding behind my skirt, too shy to speak or be with people you've just met, and here you are now, blooming into your own person. All I ever pray for is that you will grow into whoever God wonderfully designed you to be. Fr. Eric echoed that so beautifully in the graduation mass yesterday, when he said that God's will for each of you, whatever it is, should be the very basis of your own dreams. May you have a very beautiful life doing just that. Daddy and I love you very much @gomezjuliana, always, to the moon and back. @richardgomezinstagram

A photo posted by @lucytgomez onMay 28, 2015 at 10:09pm PDT


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