I am a single mom to three young adults now. I have two boys and one girl who are only ten months apart. Hahaha! Yes, I gave birth to my eldest in January 1997. Then gave birth to my second son in November of the same year. The following year, in September, I gave birth to my youngest. Oh yes, I had three little darlings in two years! I can still very well remember the excitement of having them in my life. I changed and became a better me because of them. There was a remarkable sense of joy and inspiration. Being a woman becomes more meaningful when you become a mom and I just love it so well.
I have been married “sa tatay ng mga anak ko” for years now (I’ve stopped counting). Unfortunately, we didn’t see eye to eye so I decided to live it on my own. My eldest was five years old when we got separated. It was hard being married when it constantly felt like you had no one. Yung solo ka sa lahat ng problema and gastusin. I always found myself struggling to make ends meet. It was a very difficult and frightening decision but I wanted a better life for me and my kids. I felt that it was something that I had to do. I have to admit that doing it made life a lot easier and less stressful.
Finally after years of hard work, sweat and tears my kids have finally graduated from college. Bigla nalang para akong na promote! Looking back I would still wonder how we made it through. Sure enough, it wasn’t just me. There was God along the way and He still is very much present in our lives until now, every single day.
I am so happy to share that I have just entered another exciting phase in my life. In February this year, my second son and his fiancee just received their best gift ever. A pretty baby girl who is the apple of all our eyes now. A newborn in the house creates a more harmonious and cheerful atmosphere. She is definitely all worth it and I am proud to be a grandma at quite a young age.
I am definitely happy and content with my life now and with all that I have achieved and accomplished. I have time for myself especially now that we are all cooped up inside our homes. I am still looking forward to what life has to offer and throw at me. I just want to enjoy what is yet to come and live life to the fullest. With all that is happening around us now, a family is still all that matters and the faith we have for our Holy God.
Life is a mixture of happy and sad…But together we can make more days happy than sad.
Be yourself and live the story that no one else can live; the story of your own unique life.
Motivate yourself to inspire others. Be a blessing!