Being a mom, I’m used to taking care of my family and juggling everything that I need to do. From chores to errands, I’ve got it covered. I love that I am needed & hearing my kids call out “MOOOOOOM!” makes it all worth it. So I make sure I am there whenever they call my name for I want to make them feel that my presence alone is reassuring of how much I take my role as their mom seriously. But like all mothers, I also have my trying times.
These were the times my kids were confined in a hospital.
The time when Lil’ Ms. GJG was confined due to an eye infection.
Just recently, lil’ Mr. GJG was rushed to the hospital for intestinal flu.
If you were to ask me what was my Ingat na Damang Dama story, the hospitalization of my kids would make the cut. Because these were the most evident times that I am first and foremost a mother. I drop everything for my children not only because my role calls for it but because I love them most, I want to be there with and for them.
I’m sure all mothers feel this way. We always put our family first. We give unconditional love without expecting anything in return. We are capable of giving more than what is needed & sometimes all these can put a toll on us. Whenever my kids get sick, I always wish that it were me who is sick rather them because I couldn’t bear see them in pain. But then again, if I get sick, who will take care of my children?
I remember this one time where I was really having a nasty headache that standing up was a pain itself. I just wanted to be left alone so I can try & rest. Then I heard lil’ Ms. GJG knocking at the door, there she was holding a glass of water.
GABBIE: Here’s your water. Mom, are you okay?
ME: No, I have ouchy head.
GABBIE: Oh no! What happened? You need to drink a lot of water so you won’t get sick.
ME: Yes, that’s right. I just need to lie down so I can feel better na.
GABBIE: You have to drink your medicine so that you won’t get ouchy head na. Di ba you have that pink circle one?
ME: Yes! Can you get it from my pouch?
GABBIE: Here you go. You know next time, when your so, so, so tired you must rest first so that you won’t get ouchy head. (She was telling me this while she’s gently massaging my head).
This moment with my lil’ girl was my most favorite Ingat na Damang Dama story. I’m so used to being the one taking care of my family, I forgot how lovely it feels like to be taken cared of.
Here’s Gabbie explaining to me that I should rest and NOT cook because I have ouchy head. So sweet!
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