WITNESSING the struggles and sacrifices of their moms in the frontline against Covid-19, some daughters of healthcare frontliners in Cebu intend to be the ones of service for their mothers during their special day.
Kassandra Daitol, 22, whose parents both work as nurses when the pandemic broke out, expressed appreciation to both of her parents.
Though her mother had recently resigned from service due to health and personal family reasons, she remains proud of her who was among those deemed "capeless heroes" who played a big role in saving the lives of Covid-19 patients.
"We don't have our own personal vehicles but even that didn't make them hesitate to work and serve. They work with worries and confusion in their hearts and minds, but they just want to cooperate and help the people. For that I'll be forever proud," she said.
As her way to give her thanks, Daitol said she would like to give her mother a good massage and treat her with a whole day rest while she and her siblings take over in dealing with household chores.
Likewise, Mary Geo Ann Solon, 21, also a daughter of a nurse handling Covid-19 patients, said she and her younger sister plan to surprise their mother with breakfast and a meaningful message to start her day.
She said spending time with her, cooking different meals she loves, watching a movie and just spending a meaningful and heartfelt day with the entire family are the best ways to catch up and bond considering her mother's busy schedule at work.
"The pandemic has surely caused stress among our frontliners, from the busy work schedules to the personal calls she gets from her patient’s and co-workers even at home, tending to her patient’s needs and demands and the discrimination that she along with other frontliners got during the start of the pandemic," she said.
"Everything hasn’t been easy for her, for other frontliners and for us, their children as well, but seeing how she along with other frontliners are fighting day by day just to make sure that the people’s needs are tended makes me so proud," she added.
Jan Florence Marie Estomo, 17, whose mother is a radiologic technologist, also wants her mother to not worry about work for just a day and be able to do the things she wants to do for herself.
"Mommy, growing up I know I didn’t always tell you how much I care about you. I know sometimes we argue, but please know that you are the most essential, the most critical, and the most important person in my life. I wouldn’t be who I am today without your support, guidance, and never-ending love," she said. (WBS)