It is no-secret that working abroad is a very tough decision. It doesn’t revolve around high pay checks, remittances and tons of “Christmas padala”. Everyday is a challenge both in the overseas worker’s end and their respective family.
Mahirap umalis pero napakahirap din maiwan..-wife of an ofw
I didn’t realized the gravity of those words until I became a wife of an overseas worker. It’s hard. So hard. Not just for me and my husband but also for my kids. And I come up with Top 5 things that personally, i don’t want my kids know.
- Their dad is 4546.2 miles away.
- “Malapit nang umuwi” means 1 long year of waiting game.
- Mommy is a cry baby and their daddy too.
- Working abroad means no complete attendance to school activities.
- Holidays will never be the same not until Daddy’s home.
But yeah, life must go on, in a good way, you may find those 5 things a bit sick especially for the kids but that’s the reality and on my part as a mother, I really tried to make things normal as much as possible. I always make them feel that mommy is here, I always make sure that I can attend to their school activities, we study at home in fun ways and we even include daddy in our daily activities. On that part, I want to give credit to my husband; He’s really doing an amazing job, he make sure that even he is miles away, they can still lean on him and he is always there for them. I guess it’s just a matter of making things possible for your love to your family. We can do it and in no time i know, we will be together again. =)