This is Jackie’s message to her sons: “To my babies, Kuya and my baby Kobe, I tried to write you so many times so I can give it to you one day but it hurt too much each time so this is my attempt to remind you how much I loved you and still do.
Please find it in your hearts to remember it was mostly happy times. I tried to provide what I could and show you my love the best way I knew how at the time. Sorry if those few times I was selfish. Do you remember when I fought to get my rights back? The courts gave me weekends with you two. I came that very weekend. Remember what happened? Please remember. You wanted to come but... I hope you are strong enough to let me back into your life. Wise enough to know who I am and how much I would do for you both. You will never know how much I’ve done just to try to get you guys back. There’s not a day gone by that I don’t think about you both. I want you to know that I have called, left messages and tried to see you but to no avail I hope they told you each time and showed you my messages. So much time has gone by. I wish I were there to witness you grow up. Instead I just have these photos. I was only 16 Andre when I had you, 18 with Kobe. What did I know? I was always just told what to do even If I didn’t know how... I tried.. I tried my best and that’s all I had to do right? Everybody makes mistakes but I never harmed you. I’m sure, you know that in your hearts. Neither did I put you in harm’s way. If that is what you thought when you were 5 and 7 years old, I am so sorry. I am sorry that I showed you otherwise.”
So many of her friends tagged and forwarded the video to Andre and Kobe but we heard that they chose not to watch it at all. It’s apparent they were so hurt then and are still hurting. Jackie should just let them be for a while until they become more mature and more understanding. She should not force them to accept her if they’re not ready yet.
As for Benjie, if he’s sincere in saying that he’s not really preventing his sons to see their mom, it’s best to let them realize that there’s nothing like forgiveness and letting bygones be bygones to give one a more peaceful life and a more peaceful mind. After all, no matter what happens, she is still their mother.