Even though she doesn’t say it, I know my mom is proud of me for getting married first before having a baby. Ours wasn’t a smooth-sailing relationship back in the day. I was the rebellious, love sick, angsty teenager, to which you’ve said the lines “… papunta ka palang, pabalik na ako.” But all of this changed when I became a mom myself. It is so true when they say that you’d be more appreciative of your parents when you’re already one. I now know why you (and Papa) did this, said that and would do whatever.
Let me take this opportunity to say THANK YOU MAMA…
- for sending me to good schools, ever since I was 2 years old. And for understanding that I could never be a doctor.
- for letting me grow up, make mistakes, pick myself up and be better. I am who I am now because of those moments.
- for holding my hand while I was giving birth. And giving me Coke when my blood sugar went down.
- for loving and spoiling Z, just how grandmas are supposed to be.
My relationship with my other MOM is described in this quote:
I am really sure that I married a good man because he was raised by a great mother. I’m blessed to have a supportive, loving, understanding and generous MIL. It is because of her that I learned to “reward” myself with nice things and at the same time the value of saving up for a rainy day. She teaches me to set aside time for myself in order to take care of my family better. And the most important lesson I got from her: family is family, no matter what.
With these two wonderful ladies guiding me in my own mommy journey, Z is in for a great ride!