Magnolia veteran Mark Barroca could only cry happy tears after his wife, Ruselle, revealed to him that baby No. 2 is finally on the way.
The couple, who waited seven long years, shared the good news through their social media accounts on Sunday.
Mark, overwhelmed by his emotions, used the baby clothes to wipe his tears as seen on the video uploaded by Ruselle on her Youtube channel.
“Kasi nga hindi ko alam na ganoon pala ang ibibigay sa akin na regalo ni Ruselle at ng Panginoon,” he said. “Ang tagal namin hinintay, ang tagal namin nag-try and biniyayaan kami. Worth it para sa amin kasi ang tagal ng inantay namin, ang tagal na pinag-pray namin.”
The former Gilas player took a few seconds to comprehend why Ruselle would give him baby onesies. The good news finally sunk in when he realized that their eldest, Natalie Faith, will be turning seven this month and the baby onesies are for a coming baby.
“Nasurprise talaga ako,” he said. “Kasi noong pagbigay niya ng regalo, nagulat ako, ‘Uy, ano ito?’ Pagkakita ko may damit ng bata eh wala nang bata sa amin eh, malaki na si Natalie. So sabi ko sa kanya, ‘Buntis ka ba?’ And sabi niya nga na four weeks na, sobrang saya ko lang noong time na ‘yun.”
The Zamboanga native believes that God has a lot in store for him and his family.
Mark and Ruselle, who is now eight weeks pregnant, went to Dubai to take a break after Magnolia fell short of a championship in the PBA Philippine Cup in May.
“Ilang breaks na kami sa team na pumunta kami ng ibang bansa para mag-try na magka-baby pero wala talaga,” he said. “Noong Dubai nga, biglaan lang. Pagkatapos namin ng Finals pumunta kami. Sabi ko nga sobrang blessing na hindi man kami nanalo [sa championship] at least ‘yung blessing [na magkaroon ng anak] ‘yung mga hindi mababayaran na moment.”