Migs and Alaine

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My Unsung Hero

We have been a little quiet over the past months and seldom posted articles on our blog. 2014 had been a bitter sweet year for us and it was only until now that we decided to share with everyone what we have been through. Both our moms passed away last year due to complications brought by diabetes. 
Like most of you, we consider our mothers our unsung heroes. Growing up, we often take them for granted unmindful that one day, we will no longer be able to spend time with them. One can never truly explain a mother’s love. Who we are today is a product of how we were molded by our mothers. 
I couldn’t grasp the right words to say how devastating it is to lose the person who brought you out to this world.



In my case, my mom’s death is the hardest thing to deal with because being the youngest daughter, I was the closest to her. My mother was a working woman and at the peak of her career when she met my father – her first boyfriend. She had to give up her career after giving birth to me so she can focus on our growing family. When we were all grown ups, she decided to go back to work to help my father raise money so they both can retire well. She was so selfless and ready to extend help to anyone including our neighbors and acquaintances. I would often tease her that she’s like Mother Theresa. I would sometimes wake up seeing unfamiliar faces in our house seeking help from her whether financially or simply needing some pieces of advise about life in general.


During her wake, I find comfort from the people who shared to us how our mother was able to help them in different ways. I am happy that I was able to share my mother to other people through the community that she is involved with. Proof that she didn’t only teach us good things but also lived by her 
teachings. 






Forever grateful, 


Alaine

8 Comments

  1. Condolence Alain. It is indeed devasting to loose someone you love. I hope and pray that you are now coping as well your Migs.

    Jen B | http://www.nothingbutayvan.wordpress.com

  2. Hi Alain, I'm sorry to hear about your mom. I lost my grandma who was very close to me early this year. I think we will all go down that path. You know what they say – it's not the destination but the journey that matters. I think your mom lived her life well. The pain will always be there because you will always miss her but you'll feel better every day knowing that she's free from pain you were able to witness her greatness while she was here. All the best to you and your husband.

    Lainey | Laineyloveslife.wordpress.com

  3. I'm sorry for your loss. But this post is a great way to honor your mother's life. Based from your story, it seems that she was able to touch the hearts of a lot of people.

  4. Diabetes is also one of our most painful memories because we lost my sister to its complications, she was 32. Now my father is struggling with it. I'm sorry about the loss of your mom. Death is always painful but moreso if you are youngest and you lose your mother. I understand quite well because everyday for years, I've been afraid of that thought. I am also the youngest.

  5. I'm so sorry for your loss. I cannot imagine the heartbreak of losing my Mother. I'm the youngest too, the one who spent the most time with her since all my ate's and kuya were all grown up na when I was born. God be with you as you face this hardship in life. Sending virtual hugs.

  6. I couldn't imagine the pain you must have felt; it is truly a loss to lose a mother. I'm sorry. I hope being able to write this homage to your mother brought you comfort! I'm sure she will always be a hero.

  7. I am deeply sorry for your loss but find comfort in the fact that you had a good relationship with your mother and you will always remember her with fondness.

  8. I'm so sorry for your loss, Alaine. I just had learned more about diabetes last month when I attended an event and can now understand better how difficult it can be for both the diabetic and their family. I'm sure your mom knows how much you love her. At least you will always have lots of good memories to treasure.

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