Meet my Angel!
Meet my Angel!
By: Belinda-Ely Berber – Mindanao, Philippines
“God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers”
I’ve met an angel way back I was a toddler. She taught me a lot of things. She promised to be at my side forever. She showed me the real meaning of “unconditional love”. Since then, I believed in angels. In fact, she’s still guiding me at this present time. And this angel is my mom.
The main reason why I am writing this article is not to seek for attention, but to share my thoughts about my mom. But before I go on, allow me to introduce her to each and everyone of you: My wonderwoman, Nelly Mammah Berber, is a supportive, hardworking, God-fearing & precious mother of two. She’s currently 41 years of age, yet she’s physically, mentally & emotionally strong. She never failed to make her children feel loved. In short, she’s the best! Need to say more? Ha. Ha! Ha!
So, three years ago, I asked myself: “Who am I without her? Will I be able to make it up to this very moment if she isn’t here? Can I stand alone?”. Well, three years later, I have figured out the answer. No, I can’t. I’ve spent my 14 years of existence with her. Fourteen years of being inseparable. Fourteen years of having no idea of what my life could be without her. No wonder, I wasn’t able to answer my questions right away. But now, given the chance to live 8,000 kilometers far from home, I realized that things were not as easy as it seemed. I realized that I am crippled and lost without her. It’s like walking alone without knowing where I have to go.
Many years I’ve wished to grow fast so I can explore every single place I’ve never been to, alone! But at present, I’ve changed my mind. I want to explore the world with her. Simply because I don’t want to be separated from her again.
My mom? I thank her for everything. I know that whatever I do, I’ll never be able to repay her sacrifices for me and for our family. I’ve been open to her from the beginning — I always say ‘I love you’, ‘I miss you’ and I remind her constantly that I am blessed to have her. But honestly, I don’t think my actions are enough. I believe that she deserves more.
There’s a lot of things I would like to do just to make her happy and proud. She knows that she’s on top when it comes to my inspirations. All my success, at this very young age, is because of her being my motivation for everything.
If ever you are reading this Mommy, I am greeting you an advance happiest birthday! It’s the first time I/we are not with you to celebrate, but I hope you’ll have a blast! God Almighty will bless you with all His grace. I know, having you with me forever is not possible. But one thing I can promise you Mom: That I will forever love and will forever cherish and remember you in my heart even until this world is gone. I love you Mom!
[Belinda-Ely Berber, a fourteen year-old Filipina-Turkish, was a former student and campus figure at Elite International School in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Right now, Belinda continues her secondary education in Mindanao, Philippines. She’s a dancer, stage performer, orator, school beauty titlist, student leader and a bonafide member of PINOY SINING (The Filipinos for Arts & Culture) in the Middle East.]
Guesting at Holiday Inn Hotel with my Pinoy Sining Family