life of a mother...

@r3jcorp (1384)
Philippines
March 6, 2012 6:53pm CST
this morning, as we are right on our schedule to leave the house, we pick-up one of the teacher of my daughter who live along our way to school. As usual, we have little talks about life of a teacher and told him that maybe you are still contented to be at private school with lesser salary because you are single. He told me that I am wrong, he was now the head of the family as he is taking care of all the needs of his mom. I ask him of his other siblings because I thought that daughters are supposedly to take care of moms. The sad story is the last time that he saw his only sister is when he was 5 years old, they leave his sister in Cebu because she wasn't married at that time. Since, they kept on moving and moving, they lost contact of her. He also had one brother, a military man whom he also lost contact with, they didn't know if he was still alive or not. I could imagine the pain of his mom, not knowing the whereabouts of her children. Do you know similar stories like this?
2 responses
@JDaw2006 (428)
• United States
7 Mar 12
I have never heard of a storie like this before other then watching movies. I my self wouldnt be able to handle it. I would not sleep until i found my babies they are my pride and joy. They are my world there is no way that i would be able to live with out them.
@r3jcorp (1384)
• Philippines
8 Mar 12
Actually, my children are learning a lot from listening to his story. Today, as the story of his teacher continued, my 9 years old daughter realized how lucky she is despite of the financial problem we have. The teacher when he was in high school, he have to wake up as early as 3am to help his mom prepare the "suman" or rice delicacies that they will sell in the market. They have to reach the market at 4am to make sure that everything will be sold. His mother work hard for his study plus the little scholarship he had paid his way through college. And looking through him now, I could not see any pain from the hardship they experienced. His mother on the hand, i think just bear all the pain of being with the oldest children. I don't know the real story, but being away is hard and knowing where to reach your children is harder.
@bing28 (3800)
• Philippines
7 Mar 12
He is a very good son taking care of his mother. Yes r3jcorp we could imagine the pain his mom feels without seeing his other children. We're parents too and we know how worried we are when children comes home late how much more a mom on her old age plus her desire to see her other children before her eyes closed.
@r3jcorp (1384)
• Philippines
8 Mar 12
Hi bing, I am saluting him for what he had done to his mother and for the success that he got in his profession. He was one of the well respected teacher in the school despite the fact that he was still young. He knows his craft well and I think he is very intelligent. I hope that all teachers are like him, the personal problems does not affect their dealings with the children.