The 2017 Motherhood Symposium, if anything, has taught me that being a mother is natural and innate, but it is tough. Not everyone is built to be a mother, although anyone can practically become one. I said, “built” because there are mothers who know that they cannot take care of their child. Either they give them up for adoption once the baby is born or get an abortion. Still, I believe that motherhood is a woman’s essence in this world and is also a gift from God. Managing motherhood and career is the life of most, and frankly, the hardest things to do.

I have two kids and a loving husband. This is what I am so thankful for with the Lord. My husband is a great man. We are not rich, but all our needs are met, and he supplies most of it. You can say that he is a good family man, a responsible person, and a provider. Of course, we live in modern times, and career women like us also pitch in. But my husband is different. He is very transparent to me when it comes to his salary.


All of it, he gives to me without a cut, together with the salary slip. Yes, he has incentives from work (he is a salesman), which I do not meddle with since he pays for almost all our bills – car payments, insurance, monthly on the house, and food. He even gives me a daily allowance for myself and our kids. And as busy as he is, he helps out with the kids but requested me if he can do housework on weekends. Of course, I oblige.

If there is anything that the motherhood symposium has taught me, it is to become a mother to my children even if I have a lot on my plate. My work being a sports coach is daunting, and the hours are irregular, especially during the pre and tournament season. But I have survived so far for the past three years. And I know I will make it through, with support, and the love and assistance of my husband.