Growing up with my grandparents made me feel that I’m alone. But my lolo always cheered me up. He made me feel happy whenever he’s around. And taught me how to pray and be strong as I am right now.
My dad married a woman that never gave me a chance to feel like I’m being loved unless she makes me feel that I’m a rubbish that I doesn’t deserve to be a part of their family. She even makes me feel that I’m just an illegitimate daughter of my dad. I don’t know but I didn’t feel that I belonged to their growing family. That’s why my dad decided to leave me with my grandparents.
My grandfather got sick and died earlier than expected. He’s the one attending to my needs that’s why?
At young age, I managed to become a helper in my teacher’s house so I could study. I even asked my neighbours if I could wash their clothes so that I could have my allowance for the week. And pay my tuition fees. And as days went by, I managed to graduate from secondary.
After a month, I worked as a dishwasher at a restaurant and there, I met the guy that I marry. “I fell in love with his voice “.
I married at a young age. And in fact I married a guy who is older than me. My other half is 24 years older, but it doesn’t matter. As love conquers all. I thought its easy but I felt that my in-laws thought that I’m a gold digger because of our age gap I chose to stay quiet and didn’t mind what they thought of me. After a month, I got pregnant and gave birth to my lovely first daughter at the age of 20. That time, my in-laws slowly accepted me.
And as expected, my second son arrived sooner. I thought God would give me two children but after 8 years, I gave birth to my 3rd son. And after 4 years, I gave birth with my youngest girl.
Happy family that I’m longing begins with my own children.
Through ups and down, I managed to be happy. Now I’m working abroad and far away from home. But thanks to the technologies nowadays, I can video call and see them anytime of the day.
I’m working as a domestic helper here in Singapore and my employer is very good.
From now, I can tell that it’s not a hindrance to have a happy family if you were from a broken family.
I am the one who builds my own destiny.
My husband and my children are the ones who gave happiness in my life.
Thanks to them, I am whole now.