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Three Things My Mom Taught Me

My mom is a stay-at-home mom. And I’ve become more appreciative of that since I became one myself. All those years she spent taking care of my siblings and me, she taught us a lot of things. But for now, I want to focus on three things she taught me that are still valuable now as it was then.

She taught me how to pray.

“Lord, huwag nyo po sana kaming pababayaan.” It always started with this. I can still remember her and me on the bed before going to sleep saying this. She taught us that we can pray anytime. She taught us that we can lift our concerns to God, and that He will always listen. This is a very valuable thing she taught us.

When I became an adult, I learned that, in life, there is only so much I can do. I learned that there are many things I don’t understand. I learned that people, no matter how much they love us, are not perfect. But with prayer, I became more grateful for the blessings I received, and I’ve learned to be more dependent on God.  Continue Reading