Thank You Dear Nanay!
You don’t know her, so let me introduce her to you using these simple illustrations so that you will have an idea on how a wonderful person she is and that I am really grateful that I have a mom like her.
Here it goes:
|We had a complete and happy family for nine years.|
|Yup, I had my dad for only 9 years because we lost him early. My mom became a widow as young as 36 years old.|
|She chose not to go abroad to take care of her young kids on her own while she works at the same time. During lunch break, she runs from the factory to the house to check out her kids that will go to school.|
|Since she was still young when my dad died, there were also some men who courted her, but she rejected all of them since she wants to focus on us more.|
|With all her efforts and hardships, she was able to send all of us in college on her own. She always believed that finishing school was the only thing she can give us.|
That is only a FEW of the reasons why I think my mom is the BEST MOM in this world.
I never wrote her a letter or even said how much I love her personally since we are not the type who speak out our affections with each other since we believe that action is better than words. But, I think for once I should put it in words and tell her how important she is, that is why I am writing her a letter.
I will start this letter by saying SORRY for not telling you personally how grateful I am to have you as my mom. I can never go through life this far and able to face the challenges that came my way without having you to guide me when I was young. Even though you are a working mom and struggling from one tasks to another, you still had the time to check out on each one of us. At the end of the day, even if you are already tired and need a rest, you would rather prepare our things for school the next day. Even when we are already asleep when you get home, I know that you are the one that always put a towel on our backs.
Nanay, I would like to Thank you for raising us to be God fearing people. Now, I realize that the reason why you did not give up on us eventhough you don’t have dad to help you anymore, is because God provided everything and filled up the missing spaces in your life.
When I was young, I envied our neighbors who have playstations and VCD’s and that we only have a small TV. But later on, I realized that the reason behind that is to have a small electric bill and for us to be more active and meet other people outside and not to be glued in front of the tv all day.
You always tell me that I should be independent and to not depend on anybody. I realized now, how important this is, so I am doing my best to have my own income and not just leave everything to my husband.
I don’t know how you did everything you did for us, but I am really proud of you and thankful that God gave you to our life. If I will have another life, I will still chose you to be my mom whatever the situation will be.
I will FOREVER love you, and I hope I can also do all the sacrifices you did to raise us. Now that I have my own family, I appreciate what you did for us even more.
Thank you Nanay!
Your mother is really amazing!..mine isnt like that though…anyway, I like the illustrations you hae done about ur mom. It’s a good thing that uv finally express her importance through words, it’s making her known that her children appreciates her more for what she did ….kudos to u..c”,)
jared's mum says
hats off to your mom, sis Levy. I have high respect especially to moms who single-handedly raised their children. not most women can do it + not most women will opt to focus on their children instead of marrying another man!
love the illustration, by the way! ^_^
Thanks Everyone 🙂
Wow! What an amazing mother you have! 🙂 Your illustrations are awesome too! Did you create those yourself? 🙂
every mother is amazing, and every daughter/son has a story to tell about their moms:) reading this makes me think that your mother is one Super Mom:)
Your Nanay is an inspiration Levy. I’m sure she’s very proud for all of you because her hardwork on giving you education all paid off.
She sounds so amazing.