It is known to many the sacrifices of every Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) just to give a better and brighter future to their family, especially their children in the Philippines.
But how about the children who are considered the ‘collateral damage’ of a family with OFW parent/s?
In a poem, a student shares the difficulty of being away from her mother who went abroad to work when she was still three years old.
“Masakit man sa akin gang malayo ay kakayanin ko, sa kadahilanang ayaw kong maranasan niyo ang mga narasan ko,” the student says in her poem, pertaining to her OFW mother.
Her poem mirrors the sacrifices not just for her OFW mother but also for herself who managed to live without a mother since the young age of three.
In the video, it can be seen that her classmates couldn’t help but shed a tear on her heart-wrenching poem.
It is true that OFWs sacrifice themselves to be apart from their families and work in a foreign land. But that sacrifices reflects their children at home. The student also reflects how devastated she was during those important events of her life without a mother on her side.
At the end of her poem, she promised that someday, she will repay the sacrifices that her mother did for her and their family by getting a college diploma.