Dear Ms. Geronimo,
In the course of our lives, we may encounter individuals who would hurt and betray us. In this life, pain and unhappiness are inevitable. As we go through our journey, we may get scarred along the way. Yes, we get hurt by words said and deeds done. However, we could view these things as something that could refine us. When I think of you, I am reminded of a rare and precious pearl. Do you know how pearls are formed Sarah? These beautiful works of art are formed because of the impurities of nature. The oyster secretes nacre which eventually forms the pearl when irritants invade its shell.
When irritants appear in our lives, we can think of them as something that could help us become more beautiful pearls. Because of these irritants, we become better persons and better human beings. All things happen for a reason and this one is no exception. If for anything, what happened showed the world how much you are loved by many. The outrage we felt in your behalf was akin to the outrage we will feel if a member of our family is being attacked. Because to many, you are the daughter they wished they had, the sister they hoped to share secrets with, the friend they hoped to bond with.
In a business where genuineness and sincerity are a rarity, you have continued to uphold these values in spite of the considerable effort required. Your quiet dignity in the face of this controversy is a stark contrast to the noisy rantings of some. It conveys your maturity and class and is a testament to how well your parents brought you up.
You are a beautiful pearl Sarah. A rare breed in a sea of millions. All the difficulties you have gone through and will be going through will only help you emerge as a person more beautiful and rarer than you already are. We, your supporters, will always be behind you in whatever obstacles you may face. As the Popsters undying chant say, “We Love You Sarah!”. Yes, Sarah, as surreal as you may think it sometimes, we love you. Please don’t let any irritant make you forget that.
I once asked myself, What is it about you, Ms. Sarah Geronimo that captures the imagination? There are a thousand and one ways to answer this question. That’s the beauty of admiring someone like you. Everyday, you give us another reason why we love you. I guess we have the rest of our lives to figure it out. Because for as long as we live, and for as long as you want us to, we will be the wind beneath your wings as you keep soaring higher in your flight.