Sharon Cuneta sad as daughter Frankie leaves for New York

Published August 26, 2021, 10:05 AM

by Stephanie Bernardino

Sharon Cuneta had a sweet send off for her 20-year-old daughter, Frankie Pangilinan who left to study in New York.

On Instagram, Cuneta wrote: “Today is actually a very sad day for our whole family. Only the news sent to me about “Revirginized’s” #3 ranking on Google Play managed to cheer me up.”

“My Kakie, my Baba, is flying back to New York right about now…& if my heart had already been breaking for days over her leaving and other matters, today it is in pieces…”

Sharon related how whenever a child of her – especially those so loving and with such a pure and good heart leaves, it takes a big piece of her heart.

“I worry, too, for my Miel…her Ate Kakie is her bestest friend in the whole world, & over seventeen months of Pandemic togetherness, my two younger girls have become only closer, stuck like glue, relying & depending on each other for anything & everything…,” she related.

The Megastar continued: “She is her Ate Kakie’s Baby Peanut, her Ponyo, the love of her life…But her Ate Kaks taught her to be strong while she is left alone here with us…Their song for each other, one of several, is The Carpenters’ “Without You…” (I can face all the madness the world has to give, but I won’t last a day without you…) That should give you an idea of how very attached-at-the-hip my girls are…”

She said that as a mother, her heart is full because of her kids’ very special, unbreakable bond.

“But it is heartbreaking to see your bunso baby girl hurt and try to stay strong knowing that her Ate isn’t going to be there everyday anymore, at least until Christmas (If things don’t get better around here, when Kakie comes home for her short Christmas break, she will have to spend ten days in quarantine, and therefore most likely spend her birthday alone in her hotel room, knowing her family is so near yet so very far.)”

As for her, the silence in their home now is “deafening.”

“And my heart is at once lost & bawling over missing her and feeling her absence…The sadness around here now is palpable…”

“This photo was taken last night during Kiko’s birthday dinner…during which Mama couldn’t really eat…and pretty soon, we were all shedding tears…I love you so very much, my Baba…Take care of yourself…And that large chunk of Mama’s heart which you took with you tonight. God bless you and keep you safe, my good girl…”