Now that I’m a mother myself, I feel even closer to my Mom who is with me again for at least another 5 months before she has to return to Manila. We have always been close although I am really a Daddy’s Girl.
Seeing her taking care of my son with such love is something I cherish.
My mom is a woman of courage and ambition. Although she came from humble beginnings, she made sure her children got the best education possible given our means. She always encouraged us to better ourselves by giving us the chance to enroll in dance and music school, and moderated but not restricted our extra curricular activities. She was always supportive and applauding us from the sidelines.
I know that she is here because of me and more importantly, Angel. That is a big sacrifice on her part but one she is doing out of love. Love that only a mother truly knows. I am so lucky that she has been a guiding light in my life — even if in my earlier years she had to work hard to give us a good life. Motherhood now is something that comes second nature to me because I learned firsthand from an expert at it — my own Mom.