Short Story: Trading Motherhood For Dollars

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Parents will do almost anything for their children happiness. The sacrifices they make are countless and priceless. Parents always strive to make their children live better before they come in this world and they still do so until the last breath.
An influential story of one of the Overseas Filipino workers; Crisanta Sampang, regretted her decision to go abroad and left her children to raise them the way she wanted to. After fifteen years she reunited with her daughters. Yet, it was to late for her daughters. Do Crisanta’s childhood experiences affected her decisions in adulthood? Most women who work have no choice either to work or send their children to bed without dinner. Crisanta Sampang, after witnessing her husband’s drinking
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At that point, she had no other choice either to condone this reality or to finish this farce. However, this was not the toughest decision she took. After a while she has had to leave her children and start working abroad to provide them a better-quality life. In her article “Trading Motherhood for Dollars” Crisanta describes vividly that day “I thought I would pass out. But I did not stop. Because if I stopped, if I looked back, I knew I would never leave; and I needed to go. My dreams for my little ones were only half-fulfilled.” (Sampang 53). She was struggling and trying to convince herself that this was the right thing for her daughters. Even that she …show more content…
Consequently, she hopes to go back at the time and change the course of her life and stay with her daughters at her small village Pagulingin. Afterwards, she gathered with her daughters and grandchildren, she cuddled her latest grandbaby and promised “I’ll do my very best to give you everything, I promise. And then I add another thought-another promise-one I wish I’d made in my own life as a mother. I’ll make sure your mom never leaves you.” (Sampang

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