“Of all the gifts that life has to offer, a loving mother is the greatest of them all.”
I’m honored that I’ve got the most perfect Mama for me and my siblings. There was never a time that she scolded me, spanked me or anything. She’s consistent in being the loving, caring, resilient and selfless human being that she is.
Our family had our fair share of struggles and I can still vividly remember all the incidents that happened and every pain that we’ve been through. Sometimes I find myself wishing I had a better childhood. A home that was filled with love, laughter and lots of good memories especially of a happy family.
I’m not complaining though because I know in my heart that everything I’ve been through molded me to become who I am now. I chose to be strong not only because there’s no other way but most importantly because I have the perfect role model of a strong woman.
But just a couple of months ago, she had to undergo minor surgery and then after a month, she was confined again in the hospital for another illness. That was the moment I saw her really scared. As soon as the doctor left the room, without saying a word, she started crying. I’ve seen before my eyes how vulnerable she can get. And looking back, I can imagine how she tried to fight every battle silently just so our family will remain intact. I held back my tears because I want to grab the opportunity to be her source of strength in probably her weakest moment to date. I hugged her and reassured her that everything will be okay.
In my life, I’ve met people I didn’t want to be like. I’ve seen situations I’d never want to be in. But one thing’s for sure when I become a mom one day, I’ll pray and strive to have the same strength of character that my mom has. Yes, she’s not perfect. She has flaws and shortcomings too. But her emotional strength is beyond compare.
To all the moms out there, happy mother’s day!!!
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