Mama

Friday, March 01, 2013

I'm ashamed everytime I remember that I have done nothing good to give back to my mama. She's a single parent but she has never, ever had mishaps in taking care of us, in raising us eventhough she was always away at work. Single-handedly, she gave us a life of privilege and she never let us go hungry.

I gravely admit of not being a good daughter. Yeah, I finished college, but it was not without heartache from my mama. That time I when I failed many of my subjects of that sem in a State University and was eventually "kicked out," and that time when I was crazy for this boy, and forgot all about respect because I was selfish.

I passed the LET exam but my mama still can't say, "Teacher ang anak ko;" I got a decent job but haven't given her even just a few hundred bucks; and gave her an apo which she was not ready for but still whole-heartedly accepted my child and the father- even offering her own house to live in!

Some may say it's normal, she's my mother yada, yada. I'm afraid that even when I reach my 40s I've still haven't done anything for her! Since I can't give her material stuff and money because she's very capable of giving herself that, thank you very much, so really all I can give her is my biggest respect and thank you. I hope she's proud of me even though I haven't done anything with myself that's so grand. I'd hate the thought if she was even a bit disappointed with me.

“Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live long and that it may go well with you in the land the Lord your God is giving you.

                                                                                    -Deuteronomy 5:16

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