IT WA Mother's Day on Sunday, May 12.
A Mother's love is something that no one can explain. It is made of deep devotion, of sacrifices and pain. It is endless, unselfish and enduring come what may.
There are different ways families celebrated the special day for mothers.
Some successful, busy and fulfilled mothers in this province share their experiences and how they celebrated Mother's Day.
Gerlyn Regalado, writer, a government employee and mother of two young ladies, said: "Me and my two girls spent Mother's Day doing what we love most; eating and malling! Every day is actually Mother's Day for me because we have this endless bonding moments even just at home by watching movies, cooking our favorite food and talking with each other about anything and everything."
Femmy Lee Magbanua, mother of two, PR and Events manager of Merzci Pasalubong, also shared her thoughts on mother’s day.
“The mother is the light of the family. She takes care of the husband, children, home and household chores. Together they help hand in hand to keep the family, raise the children, teach them values and the culture of which they belong to and provide the basic needs like food, shelter and clothing. (Thank you Mr. Google, but daw amo ako sini. My family is my strength and happy pill. They are my LIFE),” Magbanua said.
Leny Alojado-Nillos, mother of two boys, Education Program supervisor in English, Department of Education-La Carlota City, said: “A mother is one (biological or not) who can prepare her children for life.”
Annie Calderon, mother, LGOO III, DILG-Negros Occidental, said, “A mother is a lifeline in one's lifetime.”
Chona Gulfan-Ignalaga, mother of two, Corporate Business Intelligence manager now based on New Zealand, also shared her thoughts.
"If you’re a Mama, I hope your heart felt especially full. If you’re not a mama, I hope you enjoyed celebrating the wonderful mamas in your life! Just remember to still show the love for your Mama for the rest of the 364 days of the year too," she said while relating her experiences with her mom.
Marlin Sanogal, Provincial Planning and Development Officer of Negros Occidental, said: "Actually, I was just home and we, my hubby, children and 3-yr old grandson. We gathered for simple Mother's Day lunch. My grandson gave me a gumamela from the garden. Then I had to reply to greetings from friends and family on FB and SMS the whole day during Mother's Day."
Eleanor Fukuda, mother, chair of the Organization for the Development and Advancement of Negros in Japan and Treasurer of the Philippine Festival Organizing Committee, also showed a glimpse of her mother’s day experience.
"We dined out as a Japanese Way of celebrating Mother's Day. I'm so happy for the gift and Carnation Flowers from my loved ones. A mother's love is beyond compare," she said.