Thursday, August 7, 2014

Personal| I am proud of my choices

I get the question of why don't I return to the UK to work, with the additional statement that I could be earning more and it would be a better life or the question for my husband on why he doesn't want to return to Dubai so he can get a better earning job. 
 
I have nothing against those that have made that choice to set their foot into another country, it is their own choice. I will never compare myself to those that have taken that path. But my choice to stay has my own reasons. 




 

I may not be earning loads and loads of money but then my contentment comes from being the hands -on mother that I am. The husband I have made the sacrifices and endured personal and financial issues that every family goes through. I was a product of parents that chose to stay in another country there were even times that I was living with relatives and even non-relatives, that I actually got used to not being around my parents. This affected me a great deal because I never felt the warmth that other families had, those that happily ate at one table those that would have movie-nights, getting read a book to before going to bed. 
 
And then I got pregnant at an early age, fell out of college and took for granted the angel that God had given me and eventually I had lost.
 
So my choice to stay here and work a job that barely gets us by is because for the love of my children. There isn't enough time in this world to spend with them because you will NEVER know when it will be your last. 
 
I get tired and exhausted, there are days when I would want to pull my hair from my scalp because 2 toddlers is like having a social cyclone but when I get home at the end of my day and the Princess is snoring while the little boss is smiling because he made his Papa sleep and yet he is still wide awake, I still get to kiss them on the cheek, smell their foreheads and hug them until I am satisfied. This is irreplaceable in my view. 
 
This is why I will stay in The Philippines, regardless of the mediocre pay, traffic jams, every increase market prices, missing dressed chicken in the supermarket, ridiculously prices garlic and tax evasion issues. 
 
So before you go ahead and say that you are better than the other, remember it is their own personal choice and you have yours too.
 
Kudos to those that go to another country to work and sacrifice this because I know it is all hard for you, kudos to the working moms who have to spend most of their days in the office and hats off to those that stay at home because you have the hardest job. 
 
I am proud to be a full-time working mom.
I am proud that we have no nanny.
I am proud that I choose to not go to another country.
I am proud of who I am.
 
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11 comments:

  1. family will always come first. God bless you on the choice you made, Marie. :)

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    1. Thank you Nerisa, it was so nice to meet you and your cutie son who I am sure you are proud of. :)

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  2. You go, girl! :) I also get comments like I should go back to work. Kesho sayang ang pinag-aralan, ang career, etc. I made a choice to stay at home and be hands-on with my son even if it meant saying goodbye to a promising career and a better lifestyle. We may not have what other families have like a brand new car, gadgets, etc. I don't even have a sofa! (I just threw out the old one this morning) But we're happy and contented to live a simple life (like sitting on the floor - japanese style!). As long as we are well-fed, we have roof on our heads, we are healthy and happy, we're all good. Kaya, kudos to you for standing up and choosing your children. :)

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    1. I salute you! Being a SAHM is a very challenging job. I totally agree that it's not the gadgets or the car that will make you happy, it's being together that always will. :)

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  3. Way to go mommy! I also would rather stay here with my family than go abroad. I cannot even stand it when my kids stay over night with my sis in law, I cry at home! hahaha In bisaya we say, "bahalag saging, basta labing!" :D

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    1. Diba sis? It's like I somehow misplaced an arm if I didn't see them for a day.

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  4. You really should be proud as your decision probably wasn't easy! I, myself, have never worked abroad, but my parents have been pushing me to since I was in college. I considered it, but once I became a mother, not now, not ever! Like you, I'd rather receive mediocre pay but be beside my son always rather than earn a lot but be far from him. Oh, what motherhood can do!

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    1. Thanks Marie! Grrr... yes that feeling when they try to "convince" you that going to a different country is better. Good job for you to choose your son! :)

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  5. A very honest, lovely post. Happy weekend Mamanee!

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    1. Thank you much sis! :) Happy Weekend to you too!

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