08 May 2011

meet my mom. ♥




my mom's name is ma. ofelia malasmas gonzalez, ofel for short. and no, she wasn't a model. she was a banker, and for 31 long years. she may not have been a "model", but she was, and is, a role model. :) here are some photos of my mom when she was only 24 years old. :)







isn't she beautiful?

if its true that a woman will more or less look like her mom when she grows up, then i have absolutely nothing to worry about. when my friends see my mom, they can't hardly believe she's a senior citizen! my mom seriously only looks like she's only in her early 50s. :) here is my beautiful and youthful now 62-year old mom, and proud lola to our family's joy, roco. :)



i've said it before and i'll say it again. i am so proud of how my mom brought me, my brother jc, and my sister aissa up. her and my dad did such a good job, and for that, we will be forever thankful. my mom is an awesome mix of traditional and modern, strict and lenient, serious and fun. it was not easy for her, there were many heartaches and troubles along the way, but she was strong, and she was loving, and now, she has three grown little pigs (that's what she calls us siblings) that she can be proud of. ♥

sometimes, we grown ups think that we can do it all on our own. but when certain things happen in our lives, just like the kids we once were, we automatically "run to mommy". i remember before when i was heartbroken, i was so devastated and didn't really want to be alone.. for three months straight, every single night, i would sleep in my mom's room. she put up with my late night tv viewing, the clicking of the keyboard on my laptop, my occasional crying out of nowhere. she didn't pry, but just her presence comforted me. til the day came that i became okay. and being my mother, i knew she knew it. :)

i really pray to God that when the time comes for me to become a mom, that i can do as good a job as she did. :) i don't get to say it so often, but i love you mommy, and thank you for everything.

happy mother's day to all moms reading this, and happy mother's day to your mom, you reading this! ♥

27 comments:

Ade said...

Happy Mother's Day to your mom.

Zahara said...

i see where you got your looks from bianca. happy mother's day to all mothers.

Meikah said...

Such a heartwarming and real post about mom-daughter relationship. I was able to relate, and yeah, I hope my boys will feel the same way about me. :)

Ar-Ar Malalis said...

Happy Mother's day to your Mom B.! and aww.. the last part touched me!

violetghurl-Jmhaya07 said...

.,whow.. what a proud daughter.. i love my mom too as you love your maam miss bianca.. you are not just an intelligent host but you are a great daughter.. happy mothers day to your dearest and bestest mom... godbless

Anonymous said...

hi miss bianca,happy mother's day to ur mom..

tattytale said...

super sweet and touching! happy mother's day to your mom!:))

Liberty said...

It makes me cry after reading your blog. I remember my mom and her unconditional love to me:-)

Anonymous said...

awww i love this post ate bianca. now i know where you inherited your looks & attitude. (: happy mother's day to your mom as well!!!

Sales on Heels said...

I like this! Happy Mother's Day to your mom and sister-in-law!:)

YAM said...

happy mother's day to your mom:)

she's beautiful.

k. said...

aaaaaaw. :) happy mother's day titaofel!!!!!! ♥ ♥ ♥

this made me teary-eyed! :) the run to mommy part. :)

P.S. hi to cutiepie roco. HAHA.

Kryss MD said...

Happy mother's day to Tita Ofel!! Greetings also coming from Generalla sisters of Bay, Laguna. They were schoolmates in San Pablo. My brother toured your mom around Ohio when she visited my Tita Necy..

Anonymous said...

Goodness!this is so touching!..

You will be forever blessed because you know how to love and respect your parents especially you're mom. How I wish my son will be like you=)

Lizzie said...

your mom sure is pretty and she sure was stylish! :)

Anonymous said...

Belated happy mother's day to your mom! Actually she looks like in her late 40's lang. :)

From Broadway said...

she's gorgeous!!!

Kris Ablan said...

aahh, the sprawling green fields of Makati. Those were the days...
groovy pic of your mom with background of Makati circa late 70's.

Marinella said...

Your mother looks really beautiful. Happy Mother's Day to her.

jam said...

Hi bianca! I'm a big fan of yours. I've been following you on tweeter ☻ and i've been looking after your blogs these past weeks. You have a great blog! You are so inspirational. I wanted to be like you. hehehe. I'd like you to know,your the one who inspired me to create my own blog. hehe. I find your post very interesting..and educational. ☻ Its always been my passion to write but i can't get a time to create a blog. And now that I have created my own page..i wonder if you can get a chance to check out mine, i would love to see what your opinions are...

Jen said...

my mom's name is same as yours. Anyway, I love reading your blogs. Inspires me to blog more. =)

Mom Ofel said...

Wow,ang suerte ko naman! Thank you so much Bianc for this mother's day tribute. I love it. Thank you Lord for my 3 little pigs ... JC, Ais and Bianca. I know am just a caretaker of God's gifts. I pray that, in time, you will also have your good looking and talented children and more important, children close to the Lord. God bless. I love you dearly.

beewai said...

your mom has beautiful eyes, and she's very fashyown! :) ...she looks so pretty and young for her age. :) same as you, i am very proud of my mom and i always tell her that i love her so much. :)

Irene @CouturePetite said...

She is so beautiful!

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anne07_lrtz said...

2 thumbs up! love the photos and the stories behind it..keep it coming super bianca..and to ur super mom, good job!=>

Anonymous said...

Nice blog post ate Bi! ^^

kai said...

I've met your mom when she visited Hawaii a few years ago..she's so nice and sweet.may god continue to bless her.