This student wrote a sweet message for OFW parent on her graduation photo.
OFWs are considered as today’s heroes because of their sacrifices in working abroad and be able to provide for their family back home. In return, their children study so hard and give high regard to all the things they do for them. Well, they deserve recognition for all their sacrifices and as their children, we couldn’t pay them aside from finishing our studies.
With that being said, one graduating student captured the attention of many as she wrote a sweet letter for her OFW parent on her graduation photo.
Minerva Jane Borca shared a photo of her with a caption that touches the hearts of many. She shared the hardships she faced as the daughter of an OFW, but also acknowledged that her mother certainly had to undergo more challenges abroad.
As you can see in the photo, she wrote, “Ma, uwi ka na ng Pinas, ako naman MAGTATRABAHO!”
While her mom was working abroad, she took care of her three younger siblings to fulfill her promise to her mother. When hardships came, she always reminds herself of her dreams and the hardships her mom continues to face for the family.
“Mabuti pa yung ‘sahod’ buwan buwan umuuwi ng pinas”
“Ako na naman magcecelebrate ng pasko at bagong taon mag isa”
“Ne, sobrang nakakapagod dito wala pakong kain nagkape lang ako”
“Linyahang sobrang nagpapabigat ng pakiramdam… linyahang hindi ko dapat indahin yung pagod sa pag aaral. Madaling sabihin, madaling isulat, madaling bigkasin pero napaka imposible. Mas pinipili kong pauwiin siya kesa makatanggap ng ano mang materyal na bagay.”
At a very young age, she already learned to be responsible and put her siblings’ needs first over her own.
“Yung realidad na mismo nagbukas sa isip ko na hindi dapat pansariling kagustuhan yung mauuna. Mas komportable ako sa salitang sila muna bago ako. Kung maraming nawala at kulang sakin simula noong mag-abroad siya, alam kong mas marami siyang tiniis at sakripisiyo sa malayong lugar para sa ikagagaan ng buhay namin at para mabigyan niya kami ng sapat na edukasyon,” she wrote.
Now that she is graduating in college, she told her mom that it’s her turn to work and provide for their family.
“Ma, tumupad ako sa usapan nating kakayanin kong magtapos at hindi ako magloloko. Hindi lang ito para sakin para sa inyo to. Ma, oras na para ako naman yung tumulong,” Minerva wrote.