Masyado na sigurong cliché. Siguro medyo gasgas na rin 'tong linya na 'to. Pero sasabihin ko na rin anyways: Choosing to become a mother is the best decision I've ever made in my entire life so far.
Hindi madaling maging solo parent. I was a young mom when I had my daughter and I've been judged for countless times because of the decisions I made which includes doing the parenting alone. Even until today, I still get criticisms and sometimes I get trapped by the common standards of the world that, truth be told, makes me feel less of a person.
However, I can never let the world's judgment define me as a human being kasi ang totoo, gustong-gusto ko ang pagiging nanay. Kahit pa solo parent ako, being one gives me so much fulfillment that not even my career, travels, or missions could compare. Sobrang happiness ang nararamdaman ko whenever I talk about my kid's interests, experiences and wisdom. It gives me pleasure whenever I share about her current life progress and how she recently found her passion.
This, is what excites me more.
This, is what I'm looking forward to.
So today, (kahit medyo late ang bati ko), I'm celebrating my favorite career as a Mommy Boss.
Para sa mga nanay na nagtataguyod ng mga anak nila na mag-isa, you are AMAZING! God has a special place for you in His heart. He sees all your efforts and He is delighted for all the hard work you've been putting in. Don't ever be discouraged with the hardships of solo parenting because you have chosen the BEST and MOST REWARDING career in this world. Cheers to all of us! And Happy Mother's Day!