While we have heard countless stories of OFWs who go home penniless after toiling in the foreign countries for years, this story of an Hongkong OFW is one of the few exceptions.
Hans Alcanzare took to Facebook paying tribute to her Mom who left them when he was only 6 years old for Hongkong to work as an OFW.
Hans recounted how he got angry at her Mom for leaving them because he couldn’t understand her reasons then.
But after 20 years in Hongkong, the hardworking Mom have produced a Certified Public Accountant, A Licensed Teacher, A Registered Nurse, A Pharmacist and Midwife, A Civil Engineer and Registered Master Plumber, and soon to be an Information Technologist.
Hans compared her Mom’s homecoming to her graduation, a graduation from stress and work. But before going home to the Philippines, Hans and her siblings gifted her Mom with a a tour in Asean countries.
Han’s post has touched the hearts of thousands of netizens on social media, judging by the number of shares and likes the post has gathered online.
As of this writing, the post has generated 14,564 shares, 63,000 reactions and 6,261 comments on Facebook.
Read the post below.
Hi Ma, it’s time to go home! Finally, dumating na ang araw ng Graduation mo! I know excited kana at Susunduin na kita dahil overstaying kana dito sa Hongkong. I still remember I was still 6 years old nang iwan mo kaming pitong magkakapatid para makipagsapalaran dito sa HK to give us a better life and good education na paulit ulit mong sinasabi na yun lang maipapamana mo Sa aming magkkapatid.
Galit na galit ako sayo noon ng iwan mo kami kasi diko pa naiintindihan lahat why you have to leave us. Di naging madali ang lahat para sa atin dahil maraming pagsubok ang dumaan at halos magkawatak watak pa tayo. I couldn’t imagine how hard it is for you makatanggap ng masasamang balita galing from Pinas habang nagpapakapagod ka. Di rin madali ang Nagpalipat lipat tayo ng tirahan at ng school.
After 20 years of working hard and sacrifice heto na nagbunga narin ang pangarap mo para sa aming lahat. Look at us now, di mo namamalayan you already have produced an Certified Public Accountant, A Licensed Teacher, A Registered Nurse, A Pharmacist and Midwife, A Civil Engineer and Registered Master Plumber, and soon to have an Information Technologist.
Looking back, di madali ang lahat para sa atin, marami tayong paghihirap na pinagdaanan. Sa pangungutang mo kung kani kanino para may pangtuition kami at sa laging pagadvance kay Mr. Lee na wala ka nang swinesweldo makabayad lang ng utang. Ma, we owe you a lot. Di kami makakarating kung nasaan man kami ngayon kung di dahil sayo. We are so blessed to have a mom like you na hindi sumuko sa amin. Di tayo pinabayaan ni Lord at andyan lang sya ginagabayan tayo para maging matatag at matupad ang pangarap mo para sa amin at ngayon may magandang buhay na at may masasayang pamilya na ang iba.
Gusto ko din magpasalamat sa mga kaibigan ni mama na walang sawang tulungan sya sa hirap at sa ginhawa. The best po kayo Maraming Salamat! Kaya Ma, Today, your Graduation has come and finally you’ll be free from stress and work. In behalf of my siblings I am congratulating you! Job well done my mom! It’s been a long hard years kaya It’s time for you to enjoy life naman.
Kaya before you go home for good, let’s have an ASEAN TRIP All expense paid! We love you Mom! So First Stop, Singapore!
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