Sunday, May 11, 2008

A Mother's Day without a mother....

It was a special day for mothers... to recognize all her efforts, all her sacrifices, all her love. Only this time ours isn't around for us to reciprocate all the love that she gave to us. The one who deserves most of the recognition, cause in spite of her condition she still showed us the meaning of selfless love.

I know we are not alone in this predicament, there are lots of motherless families out there. Only for us, it's our first year without my wife... for my kids without a mother... on this very special day.

She left us barely three months ago, when even with all her courage and strong spirit within, her weak body has to succumb to an ailment burdening her for so long. And she has to go... without saying goodbye.

Mother's Day made us miss her even more... and appreciate the fact that she and only she can take care of us and love us the way she does. With three kids getting sick all at the same time makes me wonder... how can she take care of them in her condition? When I, healthy and strong, isn't able to take good care of them and allowed them to be sick - on Mother's Day even!

I know, no amount of hoping and praying could bring her back, cause she is now at rest. A rest that she really deserved. Cause her battle wasn't an easy one... even touching other's life by her mere smile despite the pains she's been feeling.

But even without her by our side, she is still the best mother my children could have. And there's no reason that we can't greet her on her special day, cause she's always been around... watching us... loving us.

Happy Mother's Day Mama!

We love you.

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