The hardest thing that OFWs had to do is to leave their families to work abroad in order to give them a better future.
“It’s time to go home, ma!”.
This was the message of a son to his mother who has been an OFW in Hong Kong for 20 years.
Hans Alcanzare posted on his Facebook account a very heart-warming message for his mother thanking her for all the sacrifices that she did for all of them, her children.
Hans admitted that at first, he was angry with her mother and cannot comprehend why she had to leave them.
His mother left them when Hans was only 6 years old to try her luck in Hong Kong.
He said the journey was not easy as there have been trials and mourning and hatred that they had undergone since their mother left.
But he couldn’t even imagine how harder it was for her to receive sad news about what’s happening to them while she’s away.
And after 20 years, all of his mother’s hardwork and sacrifices were paid off!
While she’s busy working, she was unaware that she was able to finance the studies of her children who were now all professionals.
She had brought up a Certified Public Accountant, a licensed teacher, a registered nurse, a pharmacist and midwife, a civil engineer and registered master plumber, and soon to have an Information Technologist.
Hans thanked all the friends of his mother who have been so supportive of her during her financial challenges. He mentioned his mother’s employer, Mr.Lee and expressed how grateful he was for he has been so kind to them in granting cash advances to his mom for times that there were financial shortages.
And most of all, Hans expressed his deep gratitude and thanks for his mother who worked hard for 20 long years just to give them a better life.
He said, “It’s your graduation day, mama and it’s time to go home!”. Meaning, it’s about time that his mother should stop working and enjoy the good life that she deserves.
“We love you, mom!,” he added.
As a thanksgiving treat, Hans surprised his mother with an all-paid expense ASEAN trip for which Singapore is their first stop.
This was a very touching story that I hope all children of an OFW should realize.
It’s not easy to be away from their families but they have to sacrifice and also hoping that later on, there will be a “Graduation Day”.
Read the Original Post below :
Hi Ma, it’s time to go home! Finally, dumating na ang araw ng Graduation mo! I know excited kana at Susunduin na kita dahil overstaying kana dito sa Hongkong. I still remember I was still 6 years old nang iwan mo kaming pitong magkakapatid para makipagsapalaran dito sa HK to give us a better life and good education na paulit ulit mong sinasabi na yun lang maipapamana mo
Sa aming magkkapatid. Galit na galit ako sayo noon ng iwan mo kami kasi diko pa naiintindihan lahat why you have to leave us. Di naging madali ang lahat para sa atin dahil maraming pagsubok ang dumaan at halos magkawatak watak pa tayo. I couldn’t imagine how hard it is for you makatanggap ng masasamang balita galing from Pinas habang nagpapakapagod ka. Di rin madali ang Nagpalipat lipat tayo ng tirahan at ng school.
After 20 years of working hard and sacrifice heto na nagbunga narin ang pangarap mo para sa aming lahat. Look at us now, di mo namamalayan you already have produced an Certified Public Accountant, A Licensed Teacher, A Registered Nurse, A Pharmacist and Midwife, A Civil Engineer and Registered Master Plumber, and soon to have an Information Technologist. Looking back, di madali ang lahat para sa atin, marami tayong paghihirap na pinagdaanan. Sa pangungutang mo kung kani kanino para may pangtuition kami at sa laging pagadvance kay Mr. Lee na wala ka nang swinesweldo makabayad lang ng utang. Ma, we owe you a lot. Di kami makakarating kung nasaan man kami ngayon kung di dahil sayo.
We are so blessed to have a mom like you na hindi sumuko sa amin. Di tayo pinabayaan ni Lord at andyan lang sya ginagabayan tayo para maging matatag at matupad ang pangarap mo para sa amin at ngayon may magandang buhay na at may masasayang pamilya na ang iba. Gusto ko din magpasalamat sa mga kaibigan ni mama na walang sawang tulungan sya sa hirap at sa ginhawa. The best po kayo Maraming Salamat! Kaya Ma, Today, your Graduation has come and finally you’ll be free from stress and work. In behalf of my siblings I am congratulating you! Job well done my mom! It’s been a long hard years kaya It’s time for you to enjoy life naman. Kaya before you go home for good, let’s have an ASEAN TRIP .All expense paid! We love you Mom! So First Stop, Singapore!