A mom’s exchange: The woman behind Sarah Geronimo
MANILA, Philippines – What’s the biggest sacrifice your mother made for you?
Coming up with just one answer is difficult, right?
Your mother brought you into this world. She taught you everything you need to know. You don’t know how she does it, but somehow she always manages to make ends meet.
Mothers make sacrifices every day. They give up time for themselves for their children’s sake – to prepare them meals, to earn money, to pick them up from school. They do it all for love. And we don’t often pay attention.
March is Women’s Month. It’s the perfect time to recognize the not-so-little sacrifices our mothers made and continue to make for us.
A timely video produced by Cebuana Lhuillier puts the story of one mother’s hard work and dedication in the spotlight. It features Alden Richards and Sarah Geronimo in a never-before-seen collaboration, along with a special, everyday hero.
A mother's jewels
Even before Sarah became the acclaimed pop celebrity that she is today, she has always been a star in the eyes of her Mommy Divine.
The road to Sarah’s success was a tough one. “Galing kami sa simpleng buhay. Kahit yung bigas wala kaming pambili,” Divine says. (We came from a simple life. We had no money to buy even rice.)
When her family experienced hard times, Divine did everything she could to earn extra income. She learned to cut hair, and sold barbecue when she wasn’t manning her small store. Through her perseverance, all her kids were able to eat meals daily and attend school.
When resources ran dry, Divine had to give up even the things closest to her heart — she pawned her favorite jewelry.
These were her most precious valuables. But for Divine, her children were more valuable.
For her children, she gave up what was most dear to her, without question or second thought. And thanks to her sacrifice, all her children – Sarah included – are now thriving and happy today.
She says: “Lahat gagawin mo, huwag lang ang masama, hangga’t kaya mo para sa mga anak mo. Lahat naman ng magulang ganun, diba?” (You will do everything, except evil acts, as long as you can for your children. All parents are like that, right?)
Don’t forget to let your own mother know that you’re grateful for her sacrifices. — Rappler.com