The woman who loves you unconditionally from birth, the one who puts her kids before herself and the one who you can always count on above everyone else. Just telling her your problems makes you feel better because mom’s always know how to make it all go away. Even if you fight, know that she’s just looking out for your best interests.
Words cannot fathom how grateful and proud I am to be called your daughter. I couldn’t thank you enough for showing us what unconditional love is. You always put our happiness before your own. I never thought that unconditional love exists but truly a mother’s love is a living proof that love has no boundaries. We may not have every luxurious things in the world but having you beside us is beyond enough for us. Every time you’re around, everything seems right. I feel safe under your wings, my mother hen. How could I ever live without you?
I could still remember the day when I was just an innocent little child, learning how to read and count. You were my first teacher, in the morning, you would walk me to school and bought my favorite snack, moo (chocolate milk), and cupcakes, and when I arrived home in the afternoon, we would do our homework together while you nag me to focus more on studying and I should start to learn how to read by then. Day and night, you taught me patiently. On bed time, I would lay down beside you and taught me how to pray after that you would sing children songs for me until I fall asleep—and mom, I thank you for that. Thank you for loving me when I am not so lovable. Thank you for lifting me up when I am at my lowest; thank you for being my number one fan. Thank you for raising me with such kindness. Thank you for teaching me not to settle for anything else. Thank you for knowing my worth even the world doesn’t. Thank you for believing in me when I don’t even believe myself. Thank you for staying and I know you’ll never go even the world turns its back on me and most importantly thank you for the unconditional love that you always show everyday. I’m sorry, if it’s taking me a long time; you deserve the world and I would give it to you even if it means to move heaven and earth. I will. Trust me, mother. One day, I will.
I’ve seen you happy. I’ve seen you cry. I’ve seen you hurt. I’ve seen you tired. Mother, I’ve seen all your sacrifices for us and I would like you to know that you are deeply appreciated. The strongest yet the most loving soul that I’ve ever known. When I become a mother, I want to be like you— tough but always giving.. I may not say it too often, but I love you with all my heart and I pray to God to give you good health. May God prolong your life, mother.
Every time I stare at her when she’s fast asleep, there’s a pinch of emotion tingling inside me; my lovely mom is getting old. The wrinkles are getting visible on her face; the wrinkles that are signed of chaos of the past—both wonderful and horrendous memories that would always haunt her in her dreams. Her gray hair is starting to appear saying that she’s not getting any younger. And every time I stare at her, it makes me frustrated. There’s a determination that flickers in me that says I should be doing something to reciprocate all the hardships and sacrifices that she has done for the three of us.
Not all kids are lucky to have grown up in a happy and complete family and I am one of those unlucky kids. It’s unfair to say that I am unfortunate for not having a complete family because tell you what, my mother never lacks on us. We may not raise in a very comfortable way, I can say that my mom gave us all her pieces just for us not to feel that we’re inadequate. She always fills us with goodness though sometimes she tends to be nuisance who never stops on nagging but mothers are always like that, right? for they simply want the best for us.
Kudos to all the wonder moms out there.
P.S, I’m getting so emotional because my mom is turning 46 next month. Advance happy birthday Nanay! We love you! ❤