LJ Reyes thanks son Aki for teaching her how to be a mom

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Before LJ Reyes (left) and partner Paolo Contis (right) welcome their baby Summer, the Kapuso celebrity mom honors son Aki (center) with a heartfelt letter: "I may not be able to give you the world, but I give you all of me, my heart, my soul and my mind."

LJ Reyes began 2019 filled with excitement as she is due to give birth to her second child this year.

But before LJ and her partner Paolo Contis welcome their baby girl, which they will name Summer, the celebrity mom honored her eldest Ethan "Aki" Akio with a letter on Instagram.

She began, "To my first born,

"As 2019 begin, let me express how grateful I am for you!

"Thank you for teaching me how to be a tough yet loving mother. I have learned so much from you and I am so blessed to have you.

"I may not be able to give you the world, but I give you all of me, my heart, my soul and my mind. You showed me what love really is!

"Thank you for bringing so much joy into my life! Thank you for showing me how to be happy and free even in the midst of trials and hardships!


"You have been my inspiration my love!"

LJ continued, "I promise this year we will get into more adventures and we will show you the world as real as it is and we will prepare you for it.

"You’re growing up so fast and as much as I want you to stay small and keep you in my arms, I know that’s not possible.

"But thank you for still being so sweet and so thoughtful not just to us but to our family and the people around you!

"2019 will be great my dear! We’ll be taking the whole ride together! See!!! You’re old enough to ride this without training wheels!!!"

Aki is LJ's son with former partner Paulo Avelino.

The boy turned eight years old last year.

READ: LJ Reyes remembers crying on son Aki's first day in school


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