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