Ang susunod na liham ay galing sa isang anak ng OFW. Kwento ng isang anak na iniwan ng kanyang nanay para sa kanilang kinabukasan.
Charlie, I’m writing my moment if you don’t mind.
My mom left us at a very young age in search for a better future for our family. It was both my parent’s decision for my mom to leave the country. I was barely in kindergarten and my two younger brothers in pre-school. Surely my mom never failed to send us money and barely remembers the long distance calls made from pldt somewhere along session road.
So, we grew up without a mom and barely a dad. We only saw him for the weekends. He was a cop. My grandma basically raised us but eventually we were with our dad. My mom finally came home after 7 yrs. from the states and by then my dad and my mom divorced and my dad remarried. Our step-mom was and is very nice and she loved us kids. We were greatful for her and then we have to meet our mom for the very first time. It was ackward at first but we finally warmed up to her. She is our mom after all.
We came to the states eventually leaving our dad behind not knowing that it would be the last time we’ll see him alive.
I don’t know if what they did was the right decision? Like I said earlier, i’d rather be poor with my family intact than with but without both my parents.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Lcm, that was a long time ago but it felt like it was only yesterday. I still have a feeling of reservations toward my mom. So with all that happened, shouldn’t our mom make up for lost time? I didn’t felt that. Isn’t it that moms should prioritize us? When we came to the states she had us for three to four years because we all graduated high school. We barely knew our mom and she barely knew us. I went to college and work at the same time and my younger brother went to the army and our youngest left home to be on his own after highshool.
Looking back, ourlives are kinda ruin because of that for, “for future’s sake“. I’m not disrespecting you lcm for what you do but from the perspective of an ofw child, it’s completely different.
My mom is a nurse and my dad a cop. They couldve raised us the best they could with thier salary. Our family was divided, lost a dad and a brother in the process. That’s the price we had to pay lcm.
It’s tough being away from your family and I could honestly say that because I’ve experienced it first hand. I am ok Charlie just remembering the past that’s all.
Thanks for listening.
At ang huling nasabi nya sa akin, ” i have to go to a school meeting“..,school ng anak nya.
Nanay ka man o Tatay, may epekto pa rin sa mga anak mo ang malayo sila sayo.