It’s been one heck of a week for me. I experienced almost all the components of stress at work; last minute cancellation of activity, hot-headed superior, lunch at 2 PM, work from 8am to 5pm without break, lunch on a meeting, eating while taking notes and the list go on. I’m so glad that week is over. Everything happens in a blur though. Before I can even say “I’m tired” it’s already weekend and it’s time for me to rest. I’m not complaining, just stating facts. I’m grateful that I can still do those things.
I am also grateful that whenever I arrive home, from a stressful day at work, I have someone ready to listen to me about my work related rants, and that’s my mom. I don’t know if I’ll be able to face another day without looking forward to tell her everything in the evening. I am so blessed to have a wonderful mom. She’s always ready to comfort me (us). She’s not the type of mom, who will hug and kiss you and tell you that everything is going to be okay. She just knows the right things to say to make us feel better without the physical connections. She’s good with words, my mom. Most of time, her way of showing us she loves us is through her cooking. No wonder we all look well fed.
It's my ultimate dream to be like my mom someday. A mom, who always put her children's best interest before hers. A mom who knows what to say to make her children feel better. A mom who knows her children better than anyone else. A mom who knows to balance her time with family and work. A mom who can cook superb dishes (I might fail at this). A mom who encourages her children to follow their hearts. A mom who reward her children for a job well done and induce just the right amount of punishment if they made a mistake. A mom adored by her children's friends. To make the long list short, I want to be an almost perfect mom, just like my mom.
We're celebrating Mother's Day at home. As much as we want to eat moms dishes, we decided to cook for her today. Actually, I'm not included on the cooking part, my younger brother is now the official cook in the family, having inherited my nanay (mom) and tatay's (dad) talent in cooking. I'm just going to be in the background, probably chopping onions and garlic which I hate to do by the way, but I'll do it anyway, for Nanay.
Happy Mother's Day to all moms out there! Happy Mother's Days to your mom!
Thanks for being here!