Saturday, August 15, 2009

My two Moms

Back in the 70's two girls (Lorena and Gilda) met through Lorena's husband Manrique. First they became just acquaintances but after some time they became best friends (without knowing that their friendship will some day change the entire life of a certain person-me).

Lorena & Manrique circa 1977

Time passed and one day Lorena & Manrique decided to hook up Gilda with Lorena's brother Alberto. Well, it was a match made in heaven!!!

Alberto and Gilda got married and just after the marriage started she got pregnant. It wasn't a very easy pregnancy for her but she made it through and the result was a beautiful baby girl that they named Mariasol (that's me!).

My mom Gilda & Me circa Aug. 1977

Then, when I was 6 months old my mom Gilda all of the sudden got very ill, she was rushed to the hospital and in less than 24 hrs she passed away (died of an aneurysm). As you can imagine it was a huge shock for my family and specially my dad Alberto, who at the time was just in college and not very ready to take care of me by himself.

My Dad Alberto & Me circa Aug. 1977

So, he had to make a very important and hard decision about my future, so after much thinking he decided to ask Lorena & Manrique (with whom both Him and Gilda were very close) to take me into their lives and help him raise me along with the two boys they already had (my now brothers Gian Franco & Mauricio).

And, that's how. God gave me my "life" mom and my "birth" mom. I had a wonderful childhood with Lorena & Manrique. My dad was always very closed to me too, he finally remarried when I was 9 yrs old but was unable to have any kids with her new wife, so I remain the one and only girl of both homes!!!

So, that's my life story, pretty much, and the reason of my post is because today, in my home country Costa Rica we celebrate Mother's Day, (not sure why is not the same as most of the world in May, but that's just how it is).

And specially on a day like today, I can't help but think about my birth mother that gave me life but also with her departure God gave me the other best possible mother I can have.

So, to my two mothers (one I already called on the phone) and the other one wherever she is, I love you both and I thank you for the love and protection I know you are always giving me, HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!

3 commented; now it's your turn!:

Merlin said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thats a very touching story and you are very brave and honest to pen it down. Wishing you all the happiness in the world!

Maggie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You were raised well, that is why you are such a sweet and noble person!!! *hugs*

Well Costa Rica is a unique place because I had not heard of any other place that doesn't celebrate it in May!! :)

La Peregrina said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Que lindo!!! Ojala mis tia Lorena, tio Al y tio Manrique lo pudieran leer. Cosita!!! Besitos chuls :*

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