Sacrifices for loved ones

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It’s difficult to recall personal “sacrifices” that I have made for my family because I don’t consider them sacrifices but part of my responsibility as a mother and wife. Maybe what I can share with you were the occasions when I was assigned provincial assignments and don’t get to see my kids for several days. Even when there was someone to watch over my kids, it’s different when you see them on a daily basis and monitor if they have eaten properly, took their vitamins, or completed their homework. I’m sure there are other moms out there who can relate to my experience. There was another instance when I was on assignment and got stalled in the area for days because the province was hit by a typhoon and there were no available flights going back to Manila. I wish I can voice out my complaint to my bosses for giving me the assignment, but they can’t do anything about it as they too were following orders from the top.

I quit my job not because I don’t love the things that I do for more than a decade, but I thought there are more important things than earning money. I wish I’d stay, but there is a part of me that says I’d had enough. I’m still a working mom at present, but my home serves as my office for online opportunities that I do. I’m happy that I’m no longer an absentee mom, but a mom at their beck and call.

How about you what sacrifices you’ve made for your family lately?

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