No bragging here but when my dad was still working abroad, it’s almost like we had a collection of gold jewelries. My dad would buy jewelry in bulk, and give some away to his siblings and of course to my mom and I, like there’s no tomorrow. I guess every OFW does that. And I’m glad he did. Those jewelries of mine actually saved us when my dad lost his job back in 1996.

Of course, I was lucky enough to find a job and given a break despite being undergraduate but it wasn’t enough. My dad fell ill and I also had to do something about his therapy. My brother who was still in grade school needed my support as well.

I’m glad with the amount of jewelries that I had before, I was able to make the ends meet when badly needed.

Mitch Carvalho

A full-time home-based Marketing Manager by day, 24/7 Mom, and a Blogger at any time. Iā€™m 43 and proud. Mom of Derelle & Erchelle, sharing my adventures as I walk through motherhood and having to do most things on my own while my Indian national husband works miles away from home.