My father died when I was 11 years old and left us unprepared with his passing. My mother was a full-time mom to us when he left us since he doesn’t want her to work. With his untimely death, we were offered by my grandparents to stay with them and rent out our house for income. But the rental income will not be enough for me and my brother’s needs. So my mother, who was unemployed for almost thirteen years, has to suddenly look for a job, and work hard. She has to continue raising us, alone. As me and my brother grew up, our needs grew up as well. Thank God for His provision, I was able to finish college with my unsung hero’s sacrifices and her supportive parents.
My Unsung Hero
My unsung hero is no other than my mother, who until now never ceases to do what she can to support us. She’s been working as an OFW for several years now and since my kids and I are sickly, she is always willing to assist me and my husband whenever she can.
I already asked her to go home so that she can take care of my kids and I can work without worrying who will look after them, but she told me that she is still strong and wants to save for herself so that she will not be a burden to us.
How I wish God will also give me the strength and the capacity to do the same to my kids. She’s not just an unsung hero for all of us, but an inspiration as well.
“Husay at malasakit”
Her “husay at malasakit” to me made me where I am now. I can still remember that even after work, she used to cook for our food, wash and iron our clothes during weekends instead of getting out with her friends. She will take care of everything if I’m too busy from my home works during college, and when I’m so exhausted from work during office days.
One thing I can’t forget, she diligently brings and pick me up from school during elementary days. Though she can depend on a school service, she personally fetched me. She will not let me bring my lunch since she wanted me to eat my food fresh and warm. She never cared if she needs to go back and forth to school. Whether it’s a sunny or a rainy day, she will not let me walk under the sun or under the rain. She will never fetch me late. During rainy season, she always made sure that I will be safe from cold and flood by bringing not only an umbrella but a raincoat and boots as well. She will take me hence, even my feet will not get soaked by the rising tide.
When I was working and had to finish my work beyond our working hours, she will stay within the vicinity or in our office to wait for me so she can be assured that I’m secure and safe. She did all she can to protect me.
She taught me how to take care of my skin, body, etc. She taught me a lot of things. She raised me well and I owe a lot from her in raising my kids.
Without her “husay and malasakit”, I don’t know where I am now.
Below was the video I made for my unsung hero last year: