Growing up I had the most typical relationship with my mom. So typical, it’s a stereotype teenager-mom relationship. More often than not you dislike what your mom says or asks of you. We’ve all been there I guess. Never understanding why your parents, particularly your mom is being so overprotective, overacting at times that you just can’t wait to grow up.
I got it from my momma! Pero I didn’t get her mestiza features! Hahahaha.
Fast-forward to when I became a mom myself when I realized the saying “Papunta ka pa lang, pabalik na ako” (Been there, done that) holds true huhuhuhu! Half of the time teenager me would assume my mom is just being strict because that’s just how she is, but only to know that she dislikes worrying but couldn’t really help it because she loves my sisters and me so much. Her love language for us is act of service. She would slave herself in the kitchen (she makes a mean steak!) to make sure we’re well-fed and during the times I do castings, she would accompany me to every single VTR I go to. There has even come a point where I was so ashamed that I was one of the few who were with their parents while the other teens go with their friends. Feeling ko kasi at 17 years old ang dami ko nang alam e! Shucks.
Shoots that finish late at night or early in the morning, she would wait for me. Whether she’s there with me physically or she’s home, she would stay up with me just to make sure I’m okay or at the very least get updates. These may seem like little things but when I think about it all– the lost sleep and the worrying–I know these little things she will carry for the rest of her life. I will carry it for the rest of my life. I will be forever grateful to the woman who showed me how to be confident, despite how painfully shy I
was am. She has pushed me to come out of my shell. So today I make #timeformom and dedicate this post to her.
Please watch the latest ad of Smart. Naiyak ako kasi I can relate!
Was someone chopping onions?! HUHUHUHUHU. Please hug your mom super tight today. May the ad be a gentle reminder of how moms will always care for their children even if they’re old and they no longer need that motherly care.
I may not see my mom as often as I used to but I’m glad there’s technology that makes it easy for us to keep in touch. Thank you Smart for being my service provider and for keeping me connected with my mom.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms & mom-figures out there. You are the real heroes of our lives! 🙂