Mother's Day shout-out from volleyball players

Mother's Day shout-out from volleyball players
ABS-CBN Sports is giving a special space for top volleyball players to share their best moments and plans for this Motherís Day.

This is the time of the year dedicated to all those known as "Ilaw ng Tahanan".

ABS-CBN Sports is giving a special space for top volleyball players to share their best moments and plans for this Mother’s Day.

Stephanie Mercado (Meralco Power Spikers/Shopinas.com)

My mom (former Asia’s Sprint Queen Lydia De Vega-Mercado) is based in Singapore. She’s been there for 10 years na.

Sobrang suwerte na kung makapunta siya rito ng once a year. Pero ang ginagawa namin kami ang pumupunta doon so either twice or thrice kaming nasa Singapore.

Di kaya (mag-celebrate together ng Mother’s Day) kasi yung schedule din ng work schedule and tournament schedule hindi kakayanin.

Yung ginawa ko last year for my Mom was I called a flower and gift delivery sa Singapore na hindi niya alam.

So I just made sure na nasa bahay siya para ma-surprise siya. So yun naging successful naman, nagulat na lang siya na may nag-doorbell na delivery guy sa bahay niya na dala nga yung gift namin ng brother ko with matching DVD pa yun ng video namin ng brother ko na gini-greet siya.

Tapos yun even if my Mom is based in Singapore parang sobrang lapit for us kasi lagi siyang tumatawag sa amin thru Viber and minsan nagpi-Facetime pa kami. Tapos kahit four days, five days, vacation pumupunta kami dun talaga.

For this Mother’s Day, most probably, kung ano lang yung nabigay ko before. Kung wala naman, madalas kasi iniipon ko for her birthday sa December 26, kasi doon kami nagha-holidays so madami siyang nakukuhang regalo for us sa (Christmas) holidays.

 

What a feeling 😅 Can't express how happy I am😊☺️😍 Hay. Thank you, Lord 👆🙏 #WelcomeHomeMama

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Ara Galang (De La Salle University)

Siyempre yung pagdating niya (from abroad ang most memorable).

Yung may game kami dito (The Arena, San Juan) then dumating siya straight from the airport, dito siya dumiretso para manood (ng Adamson game namin noong UAAP second round).

Aiza Maizo-Pontillas (Cagayan Valley, and a mom herself)

Gusto kong maalagaan ko ang anak ko pero hindi ko magagawa rito sa Manila kasi lagi akong nagti-training.

Nasa Iloilo siya and ang mga parents ko ang nag-aalaga.

Sobrang nakaka-miss lang, lagi lang kaming nagi-Skype.

Hindi ko siya madadalaw kasi may game. Makakadalaw lang ako sa kanya kapag tapos na ang liga and wala na kaming game, pag pahinga talaga.

May pagkakaiba (noon na single and ngayon na may anak na ako), may adjustment kasi dati iniisip mo lang ang sarili mo pero ngayon di ka lang naglalaro para sa sarili o kundi para sa pamilya mo.

(Malaking) sacrifice yung malayo ako sa kanya at nagwo-work ako for him.ABS-CBN Sports also caught up with some of our national women’s U-23 squad and here are some shout outs they wanted to give to their moms.

Alyssa Valdez

Marivic Meneses

Jia Morado

Bea De Leon

Myla Pablo

EJ Laure

To all mothers and soon-to-be moms out there, also so to our "Butihing Ina" ABS-CBN Sports wishes all of you a Happy Mother’s Day!

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