Para sa ‘yo ano ang love?
Being in love and being loved is no difference. That is why for most of the people, there is no such definite meaning what love is. All we know is that being loved is worth remembering, worth of sharing. And I know for sure that every single person has their own kind of intensified modern ‘fairytale’ lurking behind them. Thus, be inspire as I tell my most memorable yet heart-whelming story between me and my loved-one.
It’s been almost a long two years without seeing my precious mom. She works really hard as an OFW in Singapore, employed as a domestic helper.I know working and serving another family is hard for her as she left with a 5 years-old-daughter, my yougest sister. For sure, there are nights that she wanted us beside her, the nights where she thinks she belongs to the group of the most lonely souls.
Hence, we’ve been always longing for her presence not until the day she chatted.
‘Ne, uuwi ako ng November 7, 10 days lang ako diyan‘
I’m really glad her boss allowed her to visit us for 10 days because of some complicated problem, they say. But seemingly, destiny is not with us as well.
Due to my academic requirements, all grade Grade 12 students are required 80 hours of work immersion to be accomplished during my 2nd semester. Then I’m deployed on Lucena which basically is 1 and a half hours away.
I was like, ” Paano na ‘yong bakasyon ni Mama, 10 days na nga lang ‘yon tapos wala pa rin akong time”
I told mom I wanted to change my deployment somewhere near our area. But she insisted me to go in the real accounting firm which is on Lucena right where I am deployed.
I have no choice but to go on the firm far away from my place. I woke up 4:30 am and arrive with almost 7:00 pm. I am not so concerned coming late at home since both of my parents tag along to fetch me at ‘sambat’ even it’s cold there waiting.
Aside from it, Mama always texts me,
‘Ne, nadito na kami sa sambat, iintayin ka namin.’
With that simple text message,I really feel happiest among the passengers inside the jeepney despite its cold air slapping me everytime I turnaround the window just to smile.
For a record, I can smile the whole hour of ride thinking that there are people who cares on my everyday arrival. I am very much in love!
Finally, weekend has come and so we’re happy to bond the whole 2 days. We made foods, talked about school, teased, laughed and slept with each others. Sleeping together with your love ones are great! The experience is indeed unforgetable. That time, I already wanted earth to transform as a paradise. That would be so lovely!
But again, It’s Monday and we’re all back to school and immersion. I always arrive tired but happy, because I know there is my family waiting. However,happiness aren’t made all the times.
My last 4 days of work immersion went smooth not until my last day. My mom’s going to leave that Friday she said before I leave that morning. But still i’m assuming to see her patiently waiting for me although I’m 99 % sure she already left. Yet, I’m hoping for that 1% she did not.
Impossible! Naka-alis na s’ya.
I whispered forcing not to cry while riding on the jeepney way back home. I unexpectedly received a text message from Tatay
‘Ne, nasaan ka na?’
I never replied back as I hold my tears. That time, my mom never message me again, I knew she left.
“Ang daya ni Mama, hindi man lang nagpaalam bago umalis”
As I reached in almost 7:30 pm, I slowly walked without showing expression. I saw my father’s figure on a dark place. My mother’s not there beside him. That was indeed heartbreaking but suddenly a voice is heard.
‘Ne, ang tagal mo kanina pa kami dito’
I was in wonder, it’s my mom holding my sister who spoke! That time, i literally cried but instead of showing it to them, I immediately wipe my tears out. That moment is incredibly memorable, it’s my love. Its my happiest moment of all.
I never waste time after we made it home. I’ve talked to her, share my immersion experiences and even my ‘sama ng loob’ were discussed that night because i know tomorrow she’ll definitely leave home.
3:00 am, Saturday, it’s her flight’s due date. I wont forget what she said while waking me up.
‘Ne, aalis na ako. Ingat kayo palagi dito ha. Babye na, pakiss na ang Mama. Matagal na ulit akong makakauwi ha. Love love’
I know she’s aware that i’m awake that time. I know she’s aware that I’m crying beneath my blanket that time. But I know as well how hard, how painful it is to say goodbye that time. I can’t blame no one, that is why love and being loved is one of the memorable things people could never missed out.
Kaya Ma, para sa ‘yo ano ang love?
‘Wag mo nang sagutin ma kasi alam kong para sa ‘yo ang pagmamahal ay pagsasakripisyo. Sakripisyo na kahit masakit pipilitin pa ring maglaan para lang sa mga minamahal.
Mama, mahal na mahal ka namin. 😦
Don’t miss your happy moments with loved-ones because I know what “long-distant relationships” felt like. Capture every moments this Valentines day and share to others how blessed you are to be with someone you’re in love. Thanks for reading my own kind of dramatic love story, now share yours!
P.S. This is my first time crying while writing an article
P.P.S Mga isang tabo yung naiyak ko.
P.P.P.S Thanks OPPO!
Lots of Love,
AIRA S. DUEÑAS