In a Nutshell

“God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.”
Rudyard Kipling

It was always you and me from the very beginning. “Where mama goes, Patricia follows”. We said it to each other over and over again. That was our mantra.

I was perfectly content beinge wherever you were. Be it playing tennis with your friends, or watching you cook while we talked about my day and you answered my questions about the world. Back then, you were my only friend and you were the only person I could talk to.

I wanted to grow up to be exactly like you, tall, tan and slender. It was a few years later when I realized, I don’t have the tall, tan and slender gene.

All my life, I have looked up to you and I have worried that the years would bring us apart and create some unfathomable gap between us where we are no longer on the same page, but I find that as the years pass, we grow closer and closer. I get to appreciate your strength, your compassion and your confidence. I get to see you in a totally different light.

You taught me what friendship really meant and how far and how much you have to be willing to go through for a friend. You taught me the importance of ย listening, because learning can happen in places I least expect. You taught me to be compassionate and to fight for what I believe is right.

I learned how to be confident, how to trust myself and how to deal with other people. You taught me about everything about life within the confines of the dining room. Everyday, I would come home to you, and we’d talk things through while you give me the solutions to all my problems.

Most of all, you taught me the meaning of sacrifice. You showed me what it meant to really love someone.

Living away from you gets difficult sometimes, especially when I have a rough day and I just want to talk to you but the sound of your voice on the phone is never enough. Sometimes, I just wish I could come home to you because everything is better when I’m home with you.

You are my bestfriend. I don’t think a lot of people can say that about their moms and really mean it. I love you. Happy Mother’s Day. I only wish I could be as badass as you. Not gonna happen though.

PicMonkey Collage

P.S. I know you don’t like having your picture taken but we look awesome here! ๐Ÿ™‚


6 responses to “In a Nutshell

  1. This made me totally teary-eyed cuz even if I’m in Zamboanga, my mum’s far far faaaaaaaaaaaar away in Singapore! You have an awesome mum Ate Patsy! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • haha. you do too! ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks Jannie! ๐Ÿ™‚ haha. during mother’s day, my mom was up early looking through facebook cause she was expecting me to post something on her wall, a lot of people greeted her ahead of me, and she looked so disappointed. I told her I wanted to post it on my blog and she was like “nevermind” haha. then when she finally saw my post, she was crying. haha. and i thought it was because I posted photos of her she didn’t want. haha

  2. Very nice post. i can relate. My mom is away since I was 6 and she rarely visit us here in Phil. It’s really hard to be away with mothers and sons/daughters will never get used to it. They will always and forever miss their mom when they aren’t together. โค โค โค

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