the prequel to the writer and the pen

When it comes to my mom, I will never run out of stories to tell even when she is now already with the Lord. We got along very well except for those tiny things like using her pens and losing them eventually that it would really send her irate.

I know mom wouldn't mind if I share what she had written on her journal because she was supposed to have this one published.

by Mommy Diana

I was folding my eldest daughter's clothings when I noticed a two-year old diary.

I have 2 feelings when I saw it: One, is to read it out of curiosity ; the other is to ignore it as something trivial or inane. Then a thought came as suddenly as I was about to set it aside, that of knowing how I rated with her as a mother, either she loves me or hates me. As a full-time wife and mother, I thought I could read something flattering that could encourage me to do better than before if not my best.

As I was scanning the pages which are of value to me, I finally ran my fingers on a page that hit me like a nail right on the head. It says: "Mom, why did you read this? This is my diary! You get angry at once when anyone gets your ball pen! Your sh*t ball pen! My classmates said their mom will lend theirs while you will never allow anyone to touch yours! I should borrow it without your permission. This morning you're very angry.. I took your sh*t ball pen! And... you're holding my diary!"

Naturally, I closed the diary but I have less feeling of guilt coz this was 1992 and it's 1994. She was pressuming without doubt I read it before. If this is bread, this is stale and it can't sting... her words.

So I told my daughter I've read her diary and I explained to her why God took away paradise from Adam and Eve after taking just one apple of disobedience. This made her laugh.

Everytime I would open her "journal of happy moments", I can't help but smile because there are memories written there. When it's something written about me, I just smile. I will always be a proud daughter of mommy. I thank her for teaching me all the wonderful values in life.


  1. That was great, haha!! I'm glad you shared this. You are right - what a coincidence we both wrote posts from our mothers journals. Thank you for visiting my blog, I have added yours to my list and look forward to coming back soon :)

  2. liwat jud diay ka sa imo mommy jo nhu, very smart kaau and an excellent writer pud. :) bilib ko ni mommy diana dah.

  3. andrea: thanks a lot. so nice of yu to have been here. Ive aded you to my list

    net: thanks. i owe everything to mom. if it weren't for her, i wouldn't have learned how to write

  4. That is so sweet. Your mom's very insightful and it's great that you kept her letters.

    ...and, wow, your mom was really particular about her pens, huh? ;)

  5. yeah, she wanted to have her pen ready whenever she wanted to write something


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