Andi Eigenmann is facing one of her biggest challenges as a mom: enduring her separation from daughter Ellie.
The actress is currently based in Siargao, while nine-year-old Ellie is presently in Metro Manila with her dad Jake Ejercito.
Andi co-parents and shares custody of Ellie with Jake.
In an Instagram post on Sunday, August 29, 2021, Andi uploaded photos of Ellie and expressed how much she misses her.
She wrote, "A part of me always feels missing when this kid isn't around. I miss her so much!!"
Andi also reflected on her life as a mom to three amazing kids.
As a parent, Andi has come to realize that she has a duty to prepare her children for the real world. But the biggest challenge is actually preparing herself for that day when they must leave to spread their wings.
The actress said, "Having 3 kids doesn't mean we learn to split our heart into pieces.
"Mothers just have this innate capabality of having our hearts grow big enough to have more and more love to give.
"I cherish this gift so much because it is the most important thing we can offer our kids. But it could get pretty difficult too.
"Specially when they start to grow into their own person with their own preferences and making their own decisions."
She added, "I just have to constantly remind myself that I commited to raising my little girl in order for her to find her true and authentic self so that she could live her happiest and best life.
"Not so that she could stay with me forever and keep me comfortable."
Andi has relocated to Siargao with her fiance Philmar Alipayo. The couple has two kids: Lilo, who is now two years old, and Baby Koa, who they welcomed in January 2021.