My Mother and My Grandmother

26 Jun



I grew up learning my do’s and don’ts with my Grandmother.

Though living with her may seem like hell during my adolescent years,

..because of her strictly-straight-arrow-spanish-blood-attitude,

I grew up living with only 2 rules.

Either you be straight as a fiddle or be broken into pieces,

Your choice!

Grandma may be strict but with so much love.

Grandma’s words may hurt but a challenge was always welcomed.

She may see a blooming heart but never stopped teaching when I think I’m good enough!

She wanted everything to be perfect, just like the way she was.

If you love yourself, she said, you always try to perfect your ways.

If you respect yourself, you learn to respect others and in return respect is given back.

Grandma loved to cook. I hated it when I was small.

I always stayed home to assist her when everybody in the family would go out and have fun.

She would always ask for me, to stay and help.

I resented it.

But little did I know that inside me is a growing-Chef that wanted to learn more!

I miss her cooking, I miss the scrumptious food, I miss assisting her.

Now I’m all grown up and have a family of my own,

I found out that my life is to cook!

My first love is cooking and my 2nd love is writing!

I never knew that all my resentments during those time were all to let me become what I am now.

A doting mother like she was, can never sleep when her children were sick.

A loving mother who disciplines and lets you get it when you’re not on the right track!

This is what I’ve learned from you MommyBaby.

Which I aptly follow through with my son.

“Either you be straight as a fiddle or be broken into pieces!”

So far so good, I will never be like you because MommyBaby is mommyBaby!

If there was one thing I could able myself like’s how you cook!

I will always miss you Mommy, and I love you!


Though at times I could never fathom the way you do what you do.

Even if it hurts you, you still strive and struggle just to provide..

The needs of your children.

There may be times that I forget to say thank you,

..because for some reason we have fought over those things.

We may agree to disagree but you would always win.

You never say you were too tired, or your arms and back ache do the laundry or wash the dishes, that’s after work..

You never make me help though, you just make me wipe the water off the plates and hang the clothes to dry off.

We may never have been that close then but I can feel your love…so much more now.

You can’t stand to see us in pain,

You can’t stand to see us hurt- physically or emotionally.

Sometimes we may not hear you say you love us – outrightly

But your actions are so strong that words cannot describe it!

Your sacrifices for us are stronger than anything in this world.

Mama, there is nothing in this world that I would rather be

To be with you is all I ask.

I promise you when the time comes that I will take care of you, to love you and to provide you more than you need.

I’m happy that I’ve become strong .. and stronger I will be because..

Of 2 great women in my life.

My Mother and My Grandmother.


Posted by on June 26, 2014 in Family


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12 responses to “My Mother and My Grandmother

  1. eden fuentes - galve

    July 21, 2014 at 12:20 AM

    Very nice and touching. Somehow, I share an affinity with you. I also love to cook and others think I’m a good writer so they come to me to draft or edit their letters. How I wish, I have the time to actively do writing/literary works, like you.

    • veronicadimarco

      July 21, 2014 at 12:33 AM

      wow.. that was fast tita. heheh
      Well this is an outlet for me. living here away from family and friends leads to so much boredom and sometimes make my body weak. writing heals all the weakness or even illnesses that’s in me.
      it’s true you truly are a good cook. my Grandma says that in order to be a good cook, it’s just 10% know how and 90% commonsense! makes sense don’t it?
      my blog is my life story…if you start from the bottom you will get to know the transition of my life.
      From a very bitter person to a lowly Christian. GOD does make a difference in your life once you prefer change and embrace the LOVE He’s freely giving you.
      Mama has not actually read all of my poems here… but if she did, she will be as much as proud. 😀
      Thank you Tita for taking time reading my blog. I hope you do enjoy reading them…
      Oh and by the way… you can try writing here too… just scribble a little here and there… post it on FB.. 😀
      The first time I wrote, I posted on FB then I transferred them all here.

  2. Angenette Karen Gregory Olivara Beredjick

    January 5, 2015 at 10:09 AM

    love those Russian dolls,
    amazing poetry.

  3. Angenette Karen Gregory Olivara Beredjick

    January 5, 2015 at 10:10 AM

    how do you do?

    do you love humor posts?

    join us today, thanks for sharing,
    happy 2015.

    • veronicadimarco

      May 2, 2015 at 5:55 AM

      Oh my gosh this comment was untouched! Im sorry for having to reply so late… been busy for ages.
      I will join..I miss writing so much!

  4. Emily Trajcevski Mangelsdorf Christensen Cohen

    February 22, 2015 at 11:04 AM

    very nice.

  5. Baylee Zach Layton Flecher Pichette

    March 26, 2015 at 8:23 AM

    what fun tribe…

    keep shining your poetic talents.
    missed you a lot.

    • veronicadimarco

      May 2, 2015 at 5:52 AM

      Thank you very much for your kind comment.. I’ve been pretty busy lately.. and its been oh gosh a year… ?
      It seems ive forgotten to write.. 😦
      I will try to pick up the pieces I left off..
      comments let me find inspirations. So Thank you! 🙂

  6. Erlinda V. Magbanua

    May 4, 2015 at 11:47 PM

    Wow! What a gift from God! You are good, Majal! The depth and fluidity of your thoughts give me goosebumps! Keep on writing….Tita Linda here

    • veronicadimarco

      May 15, 2015 at 6:45 AM

      Thanks tita Linda.. 🙂 Im so happy that you took time to read my poems.. hehehe
      I’m practically thinking of writing something right now.. but I just have words running through my head… no depth yet.. hehehe

      Thank you tita!


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