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Its been a year since I left Philippines Until now Im still homesick Everybody says that my future is brighter if I will stay in this country But I guess that there are things that you really have to sacrifice just to achieve the goals that you want to pursue in life I am the third daughter in the brood of four My father is a self-employed businessman and my mother is a nurse We can afford things we eat thrice a day or even more we go to church together and our bonding as family is very strong We used to be very happy But wonderful things are not always destined to last My mother decided to work abroad because they think that someday what they are earning will not be good enough to raise four children Some say that theres really no reason for her to leave because our family is quite well-known in our town because we have a good business But for her its still not good enough especially because our economy seemed to be hopeless at that time I remember that I didnt ever cry when she left I was six years old by then All I know is that nobodys going to come up with me on stage whenever Im going to receive a special award in school That no ones going to wake us up in the morning and get us ready for school That no ones going to help me do my assignments That no ones going to spank me when I did something wrong And that no ones going to hear me say Goodnight Mommy before I go to sleep I didnt know that there are more consequences to come So my father was left with all the responsibilities of a mother Its just that he doesnt cook and do the laundry for us like my mother does I know that what hes doing is as
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