Mama Rose as a Role Model
September 4, 1996
I began to think about the influence of mama in my life, there things
stood out: her deep faith in God; her love of the family; and her
dedication to duty.
feel proud of mama for rearing, us her children, devoutly. Witnessing
her deep faith in God, that faith had become part of me, leading me to
a more meaningful and hopeful life.
Our closeness as a family could be primarily attributed to mama’s
constant small demonstrations of love and concern to all of us her
children. Mama’s taking time to talk to us, offering us something to
eat and giving her “apos” some pocket money whenever we pay her visit
had always amazed me. It is no wonder, that even if we have now our
families of our own, we make it a point to attend important occasions
and help one another, a continuing theme of unity.
Another beautiful thing about mama is also her capacity to let us live
our own lives. She offers us advice, provides us guidance and gives us
her blessings, but she never imposes! In allowing us to make our
decisions, it gave us room to go wrong and learn. For without the risk
of failure, there would be no challenge and success would not be sweet.
A major factor that pushes me in the establishment of the Vigan-Edu
Cultural Center, a Nursery and Kindergarten School is my mama’s having
been a committed elementary school teacher. And it was strengthened by
her and Tita Connie’s happiness and success in running the St.
William’s School. For me, they performed their task to God and to their
fellowmen and I believe that founding VEC School is also my calling.
greatly thank mama for shaping us her children to be good, for she
showed us the right path through her good examples. And it is my
fervent prayer that my children will also turn out well. With this
becoming a reality, it would be a double tribute to mama!
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