A daughter’s unfulfilled wish for her family!
I told once before that I grew up poor. We live in a slum area in Muntinlupa City, am I proud? Of course not! I didn’t even ask my suitors back then to go to our house since I am so ashamed of our area. When I was in high school, you can never see me around the house since I am always at my classmates’ houses who are mostly living at subdivisions. Am I a bad daughter? Yes I think so!
Some of you might know that I lost my dad so early. He was only 36 yrs.old when he left us. I am the eldest in the family and at that time, I was only 9 yrs. old and my youngest sibling was only 3 yrs. old. My mom never left us, she stood besides us through thick and thin (mostly thin) and she never looked for another man to help her do the job of taking care for us. She did everything to give us what we need, particularly education. I haven’t appreciated her before, but now when I already had my own family, I realized how hard it is to be a single parent. I look up to my mom for bringing out the best in us.
Now, I regret the times I wasted for not giving her the things she deserves. I am so selfish, because when I finished my studies and had a decent job, I prioritized to buy things I need personally. If only I invested my extra income to have our own house then maybe by now my mom is living the life she wants. Even though I am giving part of my salary to her, I know it’s still not enough for the things she gave and sacrificed for us. If only I can bring back the time then I will not waste my hard earned money to things that don’t have any value. Arghhhh..
Now, hubby and I have our own house but my mom is not living with us. We always invite her to stay with us and leave our old place but she always declined since my 2 siblings are working in a place which is near there. So, we left her to do what she likes.
This morning, we received a very sad news from my mom… our old house was included in the thousands of houses who was caught on fire. She was all alone when it happened since my brother who is currently living with her was at the office when that tragic thing happened. I ask her to leave everything behind and just go to a safe place.
Thank God she is fine, and she still manages to be cool about what happened. But I can’t help to feel guilty, if only I bought her a house in an area that is not that crowded and is safer then maybe she is sleeping well every night.
So, my ultimate wish and I know it’s not yet the end to fulfill it is to give my mom her own home. Since I can’t do it on my own (I am a Stay at Home Mom now!), I will ask my brother and sister to help me fulfill this wish. I know this will make her happy and proud of us.
what ever happens in life we should always remember to live life to the fullest