We all know how much my siblings and I love our INAY. For us May 7 is always Mother's Day since it's her birthday. I got her "sexy pantulog and pambahay" as per her request. It didn't fit since my mom and I are plus-size women. But she found a way. This is the bottom line when it comes to her. She always finds a way. It depends on how you look at it. My brother says my mom always finds a way to say something bad about his gift. I am just thinking that my mom can't stop joking about and talking about his gift. That is the upside. But her jokes can be a little corny and my little brother has no layers, just the epidermis then the emo center.
As for the other superwomen in my life, there are my strong-willed aunts who work and take care of their kids at the same time.
Fabulous friends of mine who are the bread winners of their family. Ladies who chose LIFE over a lifestyle that would be more comfortable without the lovely angels that God sent their way. And Zaturnahs who chose to be the mothers in their home that is lacking in vaginas.
No mother what kind of mother you have, whether or not you like them as of this moment. There is an undeniable truth here. She gave you life, perhaps she traumatized you a little bit growing up (or a lot - but that is an MMK story not part of this blog) just by being a dotting mom, but you have to give her what is due her. Gratitude. Be thankful that you had a mother, however she or whoever she may be.
I know that it took me 25 years to know that my mother is way smarter than all of us UP grad kids combined. The fact that she found a good man amidst a brood of machos and raised smartalecks with a tinge of morals, it's unbelievable that she survived that and got three adults and a elementary school student who wants to run for class office out of it.
I am my mother's daughter. I just hope I am half as good at being a mother when it's my turn.