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Baby talItha’s bap­tIsm, Isabella de padIlla’s bap­tIsm & 1st bIrth­day, grant som­mereux’s 7th, leIa’s 1st bIrth­day cel­e­bra­tIon

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fif­teen days be­fore Christ­mas last year, when she turned one month old, Talitha Maria Luna-Sotto was wel­comed into the Chris­tian world. The first­born child of Pauleen Luna and Vic Sotto re­ceived the sacra­ment of bap­tism in the very same church where her par­ents got mar­ried in Jan­uary 2016.

Talitha—or baby Tali, as the new­est Sotto kid is now called—got her name from an ara­maic word that means “lit­tle girl.” The name, ac­cord­ing to Wikipedia, is “in ref­er­ence to the bib­li­cal story in the Gospel of Mark in which Je­sus Christ was said to have res­ur­rected a dead child with the words ‘Talitha cumi’ or ‘Talitha kum’ or ‘Talitha koum,’ mean­ing ‘Lit­tle girl, I say to you, arise!’”

It took bosLeng (to use the celebrity uni-name of boss­ing Vic Sotto and Pauleen “Poleng” Luna) al­most two years of mar­riage—or a to­tal of “six years of to­geth­er­ness,” as Pauleen put it in an In­sta­gram post—be­fore they were fi­nally blessed with a baby, who was born on Novem­ber 6 last year, just four days’ short of her Mommy Pauleen’s 29th birth­day.

af­ter re­cu­per­at­ing from her cae­sarean op­er­a­tion, Pauleen took to In­sta­gram on Novem­ber 14 to thank her hus­band for mak­ing her life com­plete. Her whole mes­sage read: “a few days ago, the day af­ter Talitha was born, we cel­e­brated 6 years of to­geth­er­ness… ac­tu­ally, we didn’t get to cel­e­brate be­cause we were so busy with Talitha. Our new source of joy! Thank you for 6 won­der­ful years, my love. Thank you for giv­ing me a fam­ily. Thank you for mak­ing my dream come true, to be­come a mom. Thank you for the un­con­di­tional love that you give me, us. Thank you for be­ing the best hus­band any woman could ask for! Thank you for al­ways mak­ing me feel ap­pre­ci­ated. Those late nights when you rub my back when I feed, just so i’d feel that you ap­pre­ci­ate what i do. I am truly blessed to be in this spe­cial mo­ment with you! Look at us, 6 years af­ter! I love you so much! I love you so much more now ❤ Happy an­niver­sary!

“#my­fam­ily #fam­ily #latepost #bet­ter late than never”

Later in the day of Talitha’s bap­tism, her mom again took to In­sta­gram to thank all the ni­nongs and ni­nangs who had agreed to take on the role of sec­ond par­ents to the lit­tle one. Poleng’s full mes­sage went: “To­day, our lit­tle an­gel got bap­tized! Same...

BAP­TIsmAL DAY sT. JAmEs THE GREAT PAR­IsH muNTINLuPA CITY DE­CEm­BER 10, 2017

Talitha was born three weeks ear­lier than her due date, and six years af­ter her par­ents of­fi­cially be­came a cou­ple. On Christ­mas Day last year, Pauleen de­clared on IG: “Def­i­nitely worth the wait! I love you anak! You’re the best Christ­mas present!...

TEXT BY ANNA PIN­GOL PHOTOS BY NICE PRINT PHO­TOG­RA­PHY

The Sotto clan was rep­re­sented at the cer­e­mony by Boss­ing’s younger brother Maru and Maru’s wife Ma­bel (cou­ple on the left), and Bev­erly and hus­band Val Sotto, Boss­ing’s kuya (cou­ple on the right).

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