Mommy Moments: Mother’s Day 2010

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My younger sister Meann and I cooked up a surprise visit to our parents’ place in Cavite to celebrate Mother’s Day with our mom, our Nanay. I did a last-minute trip to the supermarket to buy ingredients for spaghetti, cooked by yours truly, so we’d have something to eat when we get there. My sister ordered pizza, which perfectly complemented my homemade spaghetti. Meann also bought a bouquet of flowers for Nanay.

We didn’t bring any camera because Meann, our younger brother, Tatay, and I would have to seriously discuss Nanay’s heart condition (without Nanay’s knowledge) and her immediate need for heart bypass surgery. We also needed to see for ourselves how Nanay is doing after her coronary angiogram. We reminded her not to do anything strenuous until we’ve talked again to the doctor who did her angiogram.

Because we told Tatay that there are lots of people who are giving financial assistance to help us raise the money needed for Nanay’s operation, he ended up crying. He tried to conceal his tears from us, but his efforts failed. He said those were tears of joy. That was the first time he broke down in front of us, his children. He said he just wanted Nanay to be all right. Because we don’t live with them, our Tatay is the one looking after Nanay, and he’s the one who witnesses how Nanay suffers from frequent chest pains and tachycardia (rapid heart rate).

So, that’s how our Mother’s Day celebration went. It was a bit melodramatic, but we went home full of hope that May is the month that Nanay’s heart bypass surgery will be performed.

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11 Responses

  1. Memorable para sa pamilya nyo ang Mother's Day ngayong taon na to..
    Those bothersome times won't stay,God is good so don't fret,Mommy Techa.I will be praying for your Mom's bypass surgery.

  2. Hi, Mommy Tetch, it gives us so much joy to see our family so bonded together. We'll pray for the success of your mom's surgery. God answers prayer!

  3. It's very braved of your dad to show his weakness in front of his kids. I will continue praying for your mom.

  4. Sorry to hear about you Mom health condition, Tetcha :-(; hope you Mom's surgery will goes well and that she'll recuperate faster. Will be praying for your Mom, dear.

  5. Trying moments really brings the family closer. I experienced that when my Papa had a heart condition too. I wish your mom well in her operation! Be strong Mommy!

  6. I'm sorry to hear that about your mom and I pray that she will have a successful bypass operation. Always keep the faith!

  7. i do believe you celebrated the mother's day in the real sense of the word MOTHER. I hope she gets better soon..

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