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!).
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.
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!!!