Growing up without your parents on your side was very difficult even if you have your uncles and their wives, cousins and grandparents. It was very hard for a kid to adjust every time your mother went back to the Philippines. Thank God I have the family of my mom and my friends that's why I didn't felt the lack of love. When my mom decided to stay here for good, we are not that very close 'cause I really don't know her. I don't know what is her favorite food, movies, everything. It's like we have a dull moment every time we're together.
Years passed, my parents went back here for good; from Malabon we moved to Antipolo particularly in Cogeo and then moved again to Malabon and I started studying in grade school. Our relationship was okay, I mean were not that close and I am not that aloof to them but unexpected things happened and changed our lives. After I graduated in grades school, we thought that everything was fine until one day, I suffered from loss of vision, at first everything was blurred until I got totally blind. Then, we went to ophthalmologist to know or to asked about my condition , the doctor prescribed a medicine and then my vision went back but not as clear like 20/20 (vision). Days after, the right part of my body was very heavy, like I only pull my right legs for me to be able to walked and my right arms are totally dead. And the rest is history. Oh by the way, I was declared as dead for more than 3 hours. From then, I know that I am a totally different person. From being a pessimistic person to an optimistic one, I am very close to everyone especially my mom.
Now, for this second life; I know that I have this certain purpose that God wants me to do and I’m still figuring it out. After the miracle that happened to me, I can say that I am closer to God than before. It is cleared to me that in this life, yes you can do whatever you want but you should always considered what God wants you to do. You should always put God first before anything else. I am currently serving as one of the “Kadiwa Officers” II-Kalihim ng Kapisan sa Lokal. (II-Secretary).