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Updated: 9/26/2021
Unknown Story

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  • My mama jut came home from office.
  • Mama, are you home!?
  • Mama I have an assignment can you help me?
  • Yes nak, I am home.
  • Sure nak.
  • Mama, what are you doing?
  • But I want new toys.
  • My mama cleaning the bathroom.
  • Mama I want new toys can you buy me one?
  • Okay mama.
  • I buy you one tomorrow okay? so don't cry.
  • I have no money anak.
  • I am just cleaning the bathroom anak because it is dirty
  • My mama cook foods for us
  • Mama, what are you cooking?
  • I want pininyahang manok mama.
  • I will not eat.
  • Yaaay thank you mama.
  • But it's already cook,
  • I'II just cook what you want. Don't be mad.
  • Tinola anak.
  • My mama doing her job.
  • I'II just wait mama so we can sleep together.
  • Mama let's sleep.
  • Okaaay.
  • Okay, play with your toys, so you don't get bored.
  • You can sleep first. I'm doing my report.
  • Nothing anak. I just got dust in my eyes.
  • Silently crying.
  • I'm fine anak. Don't mind me.
  • Mama, why are you crying?
  • I love you too anak.
  • Are you okay mama?
  • Okay mama, I love you.
  • The lies I encountered in my life that believing my mother is always okay, but the truth is she’s not truly okay.
  • Now there is a pandemic that we did not expect, and I know a lot of us are still struggling in this quarantine, missing our friends and family, dealing with bad news, and coping with losses. These all take a toll on our mental health, and sometimes the best thing we can do is to be there for each other. Even though we can’t all be together in person right now, a simple text message or video call to remind someone know they’re not alone can be a huge help. Check on people you love even if they seem okay. They are fighting battles you know nothing about. Reach out, call them, and pray for them.
  • When I was a young girl and something difficult occurred, I would seek comfort and guidance from my mother. She was always there for me, helping me work through the issue or helping me gain perspective. My mother always maintained a positive attitude, and she taught me to appreciate the good things in life—as well as how to persevere in the face of adversity. My mother personifies resilience in my eyes. She was a very giving and positive person with a strong faith. At the time, I had no knowledge of the difficulties, hardships, and losses she had endured.