My article in our monthly village magazine, Dasmariñas Village Gazette, our Father’s day issue.
When my editor emailed me and told me that our June issue is a Father’s day issue, it took me awhile to sit down and think of what to write. I know it has to be about Fathers.
It is very difficult for me to write something about Fathers. All the Father figures in my life failed me. Not that I don’t love them, I do. And I appreciate their presence in my life. The thing is life is not all about love and definitely it’s not all about money.
I love my Dad. That’s unconditional love. All kids love their parents.
I am still thankful to them even if they failed me. Somehow I learned so much from it.
I learned that all the comforts in life and the material things can’t replace a Mothers love.
I learned that a child growing up without a Mother can’t undertsand the bond of a Mother & her child.
I learned that your Mothers pain is also your pain. I grew up seeing and living my Mothers pain.
I learned that my sarifice is worth it. Every ounce of the pain is worth it.
All those failures of the Father figures of my life made me who I am today.
Father number 1: I appreciate that you did everything to raised all 8 of your children. I appreciate that with all your mistakes as a Father never for a minute did I ever feel unloved by you. Those rough times I went through as I was growing up encouraged me to stand on my own at a very early age. And I will love you up to my last breath.
Father number 2: I appreciate all the material things. I appreciate all the comforts in life. I appreciate your presence in my life and my children’s life. I appreciate everything that you have done for us.
Father number 3: Thank you for making me a Mother to 3 wonderful children.
Without these Fathers in my life me and my children wouldn’t be where we are now. And for that I am thankful.
Happy Fathers day!