Jodi Sta. Maria gets a bit sentimental today, December 23, as she celebrates the 13th birthday of her son, Thirdy Lacson.
In her short but sweet birthday message on Instagram, Jodi briefly looked back on the days when Thirdy was still a baby.
She wrote, "Happy Birthday, my love!
"Parang kailan lang, karga-karga pa kita......okay, promise hindi magiging senti si Mommy.
"But sometimes, I can’t believe na teenager na ang baby ko!
"I'm blessed to have you as my son—who's loving, God-fearing, and humble.
"You have made my life so colorful and full of love. Enjoy your day, travel buddy! Mommy loves you very much!"
In an earlier interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) this year, Jodi revealed that her boy has become more conscious about finding his place in the sun.
She said, "Nandun siya sa part ng life niya wherein he tends to compare na, 'Mama, how come my other schoolmates are taller than me?' Or, 'Mama, how come this and that?
"And parang, I just continue to support him, love him, care for him, and most importantly assure him that his time will come…"
Iwa Moto also wrote a birthday message to Thirdy, whom she called "panganay."
Her post read, "Happiest Birthday to our panganay. We love you so much. Thank you for being so amazing muy. Always remember that we are here for you no matter what. Love you to the moon and back!"
It was this year when Jodi opened up more about her friendship with Iwa, the current partner of the actress' estranged husband, Pampi Lacson.
Back in October, Jodi took to Instagram to post a rare family photo showing her, Thirdy, Iwa, Pampi, and their daughter Mimi.
She captioned, "Every family has a story. Ours isn’t a perfect one but through God’s grace, what was once broken is made whole again.
"Some may find it weird or awkward, but for us, we are simply a FAMILY who respects each other and works as a team towards one goal: to LOVE and SUPPORT our children."