my one and only NANAY

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Posted on : 10-05-2009 | By : | In : sounds family

originally posted at fb
mother’s day, may 10

We all love our mothers save for some telenovela exemptions….yes….we all love our mothers without question….and I love my Nanay with all my heart and soul…this piece has brought some tears into my eyes remembering how the kind of Nanay she was…….caring…..loving….selfless… she had moved heaven and earth for us..….i felt like my heart is about to explode any moment now…..the thoughts were raising inside my head..tears were welling up in my eyes….ahhh…..i missed her so much!!!

Today May 10 we celebrate….MOTHER’S DAY giving tribute to the most important woman in our
lives….our mother!!! Nanay was and still is our unsung hero….such a wind beneath our wings…undoubtedly she did wonderful things on earth like bringing out the
best in her three wonderful children…( I really mean wonderful….to the max
whehehe)…I cannot imagine surviving a life without her…not to mention the fact that I knew
nothing about everything then…she protected me from all kinds of harm along the
way…including the bad men in the universe…it was if she continued her mission
in heaven to take care of me until now… to shield me from all those misfortunes
of a sorry….unhappy….miserable married life…haha!! she was there practically in spirits when I’m happy and when I’m sad..

Life with her wasn’t an entire bliss though…I didn’t understand her most of the time…I also had my share of endless “sermons”with her for being “maulit and stubborn”….her voice seemed to be inside my head until now….kukurut-kurutin kata riyan…pakimay-kimay ka… dalian mo na…mahuhuli ka na…alas kuatro pa lang nakasaing na ako..makita ninyu pag nahuli kayu!!! tsk…tsk…putris na bata itu ay…o nag-hindas ka na naman..wala ka talaga kadala-dala…it struck me as something as annoying and irritating to hear her say it over and over again….i hated her for repeating things religously in my face not to mention the fact that she never allowed me to spend an overnight with my best friends house or maligo sa ilog… I was so obedient with her that I cannot afford to have a life…whew…it was as if my life was totally revolved… dependent on her that the earth would not turn its axis without her in it..

But things changed when I get a little bit older…she had given me an opportunity to
decide on my own (yet suspiciously) and to cook freely without imposing something what she would
have wanted…I knew at one point that she hated hamburgers and my macaroni salad…o ay anu naman masarap dyan? but she was prompted to taste it and have accepted it without an objection….i knew in
my heart that she loved my spaghetti but she never told me about it anyways…

I’m an asthmatic and sickly since I was a child and perhaps her being protective of me at all cost can speak of how tireless she really was….she was there to take care of me at all times….she played a well rounded Nanay to the hilt….. we loved everything about her…especially her super sarap gulaman.. suman and dinuguan and her “laba” that smelled more like a thousand downy which she inherited from Ina…our super grandmother.

There have been a lot of things which we all didn’t understand like why she had to go and leave us…I cannot imagine why bad things happen to good people…we didn’t do any harm to anyone nor have done anything bad to other people to deserve this…of course there were reasons behind it… but until now I just cannot shake it off…it still hurts….i want to rip off my chest and take away my heart..…ahh there are a lot of robbers, adulterers who deserve to die ten times over and yet…are still alive creating havocs..and swinging gracefully in the dance floor.

I can go on and on uttering my endless affection with her and…no matter how bad things get at times…..her memories and her love would always stay in our hearts forever…

WE LOVE YOU NANAY…thanks so much for your unconditional love… you were far beyond compare….ANY WOMAN CAN GIVE BIRTH BUT IT TAKES A SPECIAL PERSON TO BE A REAL MOTHER that puts her children’s needs over and above her own!!!

HAPPY MOTHER’s day…nanay……pakigaya mwaaaaaahhh!!