10 May 2010

My Mother.



"My mother... she is beautiful, softened at the edges
and tempered with a spine of steel
."

{Jodi Picoult}

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Happy Mother's Day, Mommy!

And Happy Mother's Day to all my Mom-friends.

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On our drive home from dinner tonight, when we got to the Amorsolo-Herrera intersection, Edeena pointed out the NEDA Building where the old UN office used to be. "We used to work there," she said. "Imagine," I replied "I've been here in Manila for 11 years. 12 years this year." "How old were you when you came over?" she asked. "25."

Edeena remembered my story, even the number of clothes Mom packed in my suitcase then. She said I was brave. And I told her that my Mom was braver for letting me go.

I think it is never easy for any parent to let go of their children, no matter how old they are. Especially when their kids go to bigger cities and they're not there to look out for them.

My life has tremendously changed in the last 11 years. And I'm grateful Mom was brave enough to let me go and to let me try my own wings.

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Photo: Mom and me. Taken when I was about six years old.

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chelo May 10, 2010 at 3:00 AM  

this blog resonates with me so much..i love that photo of you and Mommy Dulce..both of you are beauties, and im proud of myself to know you..

Happy mother's day to mommy Dulce, and i always think she's one of the most fabulous and greatest moms this world has produced..x

julai May 10, 2010 at 5:44 AM  

Hello Ate Ai,

Happy Mother´s day to your Mom. For sure, she´s so proud to have you as her daughter and you´re prouder to have her as your mom.

Been wanting to ask you about your age, but no need now coz I figured it out already from the figures you´ve given here.hehehe. But in fairness ate, you look way younger than your age (if my calculation is correct).heheheh.

Take care Ate and God bless.

konsuy May 10, 2010 at 6:50 AM  

happy mother's day to tita dulce. truly she is one brave mother and grandmother.

Aileen Siroy May 10, 2010 at 9:59 AM  

chelo said...
this blog resonates with me so much..i love that photo of you and Mommy Dulce..both of you are beauties, and im proud of myself to know you..

Happy mother's day to mommy Dulce, and i always think she's one of the most fabulous and greatest moms this world has produced..x

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Thank you, Chel. She reads this blog everyday and I'm sure she'd be happy to read what you've written.

I'm blessed she's my Mom. :)

You, too, you have such an awesome Mom.

Aileen Siroy May 10, 2010 at 10:01 AM  

julai said...
Hello Ate Ai,

Happy Mother´s day to your Mom. For sure, she´s so proud to have you as her daughter and you´re prouder to have her as your mom.

Been wanting to ask you about your age, but no need now coz I figured it out already from the figures you´ve given here.hehehe. But in fairness ate, you look way younger than your age (if my calculation is correct).heheheh.

Take care Ate and God bless.

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Thank you, Julai!

About my age, did I reveal too much? LOL. Thank you. I think it's in my genes. My Mom looks way younger than her age, too. :)

You take care, too, Julai. And God bless!

Aileen Siroy May 10, 2010 at 10:02 AM  

konsuy said...
happy mother's day to tita dulce. truly she is one brave mother and grandmother.

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Thank you, Chi.
She truly is brave. :)

Happy Mother's Day to you!

Nagpanaoan May 10, 2010 at 9:57 PM  

You're adorable! And your mom is truly beautiful and I admire her strength.

Aileen Siroy May 10, 2010 at 11:30 PM  

Tita Louuuu! :)

Thank you. She is truly one of the most beautiful, strong women on the planet. :)

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