Of all the heroes we will come to meet, we begin by being under the care of one, our dearest mothers. Tending a life before conception and loving it with all their might after. Truly, no one can deny the insurmountable number of efforts mothers have to exert.
To celebrate, Panay News collected letters written and dedicated to all the mothers out there. Be filled with love, as the world recollects this day and on for everything you’ve done. Happy Mother’s day!
To Nanay Ma. May Collado: An ode to my mother
You are many things to me and if I tattoo them into papers, I’m certain that words will never end. Yet allow me to somehow offer a simple tribute in return to your heartfelt deeds.
first, for being truly in love with dad,
for being his refuge when he’s lost and sad,
for giving another great meaning in his life,
for always holding his hand in all the strife.
for enduring pain and hardships in those 9 long months,
for providing me comfort with all your stunts,
for giving birth to me though you nearly died,
for keeping me steady and for standing by my side.
for staying in love with dad though he’s gone,
for being resilient and a brave woman,
for cherishing him and all he had left,
for being you again after you wept.
for lulling me to sleep though you are wearisome,
for always making me safe, for always making me calm,
for keeping me healthy, for keeping me sane,
for keeping me grounded, away from being vain.
for finding ways to give my needs,
for emphasizing the true wheat from weeds,
for widening my perception about the true essence of living,
for motivating me to act in the midst of dreaming.
for prioritizing my welfare more than your own,
for making me feel loved with all the care you’ve sown,
for letting me know that I always have you,
for teaching me the true meaning of “I Love you”.
I would like to greet the most powerful women I have ever met in my life the Happiest Mother’s Day. Words can’t express and fully explain the love, gratification and appreciation I have for the both of you. Thank you for the endless support and for always shining a light on this crazy path called life. I am the best version that I can ever be because of you positive influence.Mother’s day is not enough to celebrate the contributions you both have given to me and to the people around me, so I will try my best to celebrate and appreciate you everyday. I am a strong woman because strong women have raised me, I am Selfless and Loving because these are the traits you have both imbibed in me. I love you Nanay and Tatits, Happy Happy Mother’s Day. – Zeriel Campañera