A concerned fan of Sarah Geronimo and Gerald Anderson wrote an enlightening letter to Sarah after watching Sarah’s Sunday variety show where her parents served as her special guests to end her month-long birthday celebration. Just like most everyone who saw the episode Maria was disconcerted at how everything went down. Personally, I couldn’t even finish watching the episode coz I was stricken with different emotions that started with sadness which eventually segued to irritation, annoyance, anger, and downright embarrassment.
Maria’s open letter to Sarah Geronimo pretty much said it all. Read it after the fold..
I watched SGL here in CA few hrs ago. It was very evident that you’re very overprotected and dependent on your parents even at 24. It is very disturbing to watch how your Mom was acting like God knowing His will for you in all things. Gerald was the only brave, sincere, loving and mature man to pay respect to your parents and court you at home, perhaps not as often as your parents wished, but after him, I doubt it if there be another braver soul to face them for you. The least your parents could have said were some kind words of little appreciation for his efforts and not judge him on national tv . Ge always had good words for you and your family during his interviews, it says much of his breeding. I admire you as a performer but I ended up admiring Ge even more for his maturity and genuineness. I am a mother of a 19 y/o and raised her God fearing and with values as well, but I let her learn her lessons on her own, even if I wanted to dictate to her what her decision shd be at a particular moment, I trust and give her a chance, and so far, she’s not failed me. More than half of your lifetime, you’ve already provided, obeyed and shown love to your family, when will you allow yourself to be loved. Being in love is such a wonderful and fulfilling experience in life, and you don’t know when it comes, you learn so much from it, and there’s no such thing as a perfect man that he won’t ever hurt you.
For your discernment, I beg you to seek the advise and wisdom from other people like Ms Judy Ann, Sharon, Ms Angeli Valenciano or any other older mentor outside your family that have personally experienced love and lived a happy family life in show biz, you can even ask the guidance of a priest. Your parents are somehow seeing Ge as a competition for your love and attention, thats why they can’t let go. Ge even said in one of his interviews “to understand your Mom bec you’re their baby”. You’ve accomplished and done a lot in your career at a very short 10 years, and you’re such a great performer, actress, host,endorser and I admire you for that, but you being in that spotlight, has shown us that at 24, you’re not consistent with your actions and words, afraid to speak ou your own convictions ESP around your folks, perfectionist when it comes to relationship . You’re trying so hard to be that perfect image but first you have to be true to yourself, to your own feelings, your own point of view and stand in life ( and not bec your parents said so), then only you can be true to others, to your fans, to your friends, to the man you’ll love someday. God gave us this beautiful life to enjoy, He also authored love itself and created our hearts to feel such wonderful emotions, without losing our souls. Your parents being so tradionalists wanting you to be courted at home only and not outside or texts seems out of touch with reality and with the times. Of course, Ge shd court you in your house, but must also allow you to go on dates still with some guidelines bec it would be nice to go on a dinner or a movie or just stroll and comfortably get to know each other better. Besides, this is your chance to experience new things in life that you’ve missed out on, it doesn’t mean you’re going to do the “wrong thing” which parents are afraid of, but with proper discussion about saving your purity/ chastity until marriage, it can be done. Just look at Nikki Gil and Toni Gonzaga, their respective boyfriends know and respect their boundaries, and it’s admirable and achievable. Texting and calling on cp are the ways to communicate now, what are your parents thinking, is that also restricted? As much as you’re wanting to to tell your parents that you’d be obedient and try to please them, your actions and words and emotions clearly prove to us that your family is not admirable, the episode with them last nite showed how strict, selfish, narrow minded , controlling and overprotective they are of you, and that was very evident and made a lot of us very sad for you. Like Ge said, time lost will never be found again, live life, do the things you want to do, say the things you want to say, ( I don’t think he implied be rebellious to your parents and do whatever you like), take risks, be not afraid, trust ESP in God, and in those you love, enjoy life, there’s more to,life than just lots of projects, popularity, titles, awards, good family image, ( there’s no such thing as a perfect family even if your intact), You’ve given so much to your family, to your fans, to your bosses, and management, it’s time to give time to yourself and what matters to you.
My heart aches for Ge as well, he’s matured and appreciates all that he’s learned from knowing you and he might not be the intellectual man that your parents wished for, but it’s very evident he is the more emotionally matured of the two of you, the spiritual aspect is something that the two of you together can grow into and it’ll even be more fruitful . Sarah, I am in my late 40?s and I’ve never followed a love story like yours and Ge, it reminded me of Sharon Cuneta’s days with Gabby, Richard, and made us relive our hopeless romantic days in our college years when weremin love ourselves, I believed that your team up with Ge was the most genuine so far out of all of them, bec it blossomed after the movie was over, and you didn’t really need each other’s help to promote something, and that you each on your own have outstanding name established already, that’s why it was very clear and sincere to all of us when Ge started courting you. Forgive me Sarah for giving you my unsolicited points of.view but I hope this gets to you, other people will say very nice words to comfort you but you need to know that this is how we see it from the fans point of view , and my intention is for you to learn there are well meaning people out there that truly care for you, your growth as a beautiful young confident, pure, joy filled, woman with conviction. Sarah, you and Ge are in my prayers as well as your parents, and the many fans out there who are a bit disillusioned like me, may God’s holy will be done!
Maria (July 30, 2012 at 10:17 am)
AMEN! If anyone close to Sarah is reading this, please, send it to her.
(Source: SarahGeronimo.ph c/o @SimplyGraceMe) (Image: Mark Nicdao)