The Shining Sun


A mother’s love to her child is like the sun that keeps on shinning even it is far away from earth and never leaves even the earth turned his face away from her.

Verbal confession of love is a bit awkward in my family, not until we were separated from my mom, who raised the four of us and worked abroad. Regardless of the distance between the Philippines and Dubai, my mom never failed to let me feel that I have a mom who loves me. We talk to each other twice a week and she never forgets to teach me by her words of wisdom, set of reminders and say how much she loves us. For teenagers, these might be boring but not for me because these are the moments worth cherishing.

As I reached my junior year in high school, I am “na-barkada”. I habitually hang-out with my friends. I’ve come to a point that I went home just to take a bath, to eat and to sleep. I even rejected my mom’s phone calls. I became so pre-occupied by my friends’ companionship and took my family for granted. There came a time when a misunderstanding ruined the friendship that I valued. I thought that I will die alone because of loneliness. My mom still called but I am so ashamed to answer her because of guilt. But after two missed calls, I answered. I was ready to hear bombs exploding because of her lectures and scolds because I didn’t answer her. But I was wrong. She asked how I am, what happened, and she told me how worried she was. I could sense a sincere concern and love from the tone of her voice. This made me cry a river. I realized that even I am the one who left his loving arms, she never left. As the phone call ended, she said, “Nak, (shotcut for “anak” which is means child in English) I love you and no matter what happen, it will never change.”

Moms are not perfect but their love for us will never change. We, children, might leave them but they will not stop caring and loving us. In our darkest and starless night, like the sun, she will make a way to give us light using the moon just to make sure that we will never be in the dark. Whatever the weather or the circumstance might be, moms will never stop shining like the sun.


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