Sponsored Video: Safeguard’s For My Overprotective Mom
To be honest, My mom and I were never close. I grew up with the alarm of her voice – waking us early in the morning, instead of sweet kisses and tickles. She’s always on a hurry and barely around the house even on Sundays. We got no time to bond, and for a child – it made a wall between us.
Mothers’ Day – my newsfeed was flooded with sales from footwear to plane tickets; but this latest commercial from Safeguard caught my attention.
It brought back lots of memories from my mom; and I can’t help but be emotional.
If you haven’t watched it yet, you can check it out here:
Being a single mom to three children was no joke and til now that I’m already a mother myself, I couldn’t imagine how she had managed to provide for us until college. I remember sometimes she would bring cooked meal or merienda from work; only to later found out that whenever someone would treat her for a snack, she would save it as pasalubong for us. I have never seen her wear new clothes, but every Christmas she made sure we are properly dressed for the occasion.
My mom is not perfect, I’m not perfect; there’s no way to be a perfect mother, but there’s a million ways to be a good one. She may haven’t got time to bring us to the park, she may haven’t bought us toys, our birthdays may have been very simple, but she never failed to provide our needs. Needs that would help us grew smart, independent and responsible. My mom taught us that a mother shouldn’t be a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning
I made a letter for her few years ago and the full story of how she raised us on her own, you can read it here – mommylevy.com/2012/05/thank-you-dear-nanay.html
How about you, do you have a message to your mom? I encourage you to share it on Safeguard Facebook page and use the hashtags #Safeguard50 #ThankYouMom
DISCLAIMER: This post has been sponsored by Safeguard Philippines, but all thoughts are my own.