Life as an Overseas Filipino Worker is never easy. These modern-day heroes may have a bigger paycheck compared with most people working in the country but that does not immediately mean that their lives are better. Some of these OFWs have to endure the hardship and loneliness of being away from their families just to give them a better and brighter future.
This is what exactly an inspiring OFW had to endure for two years.
Overseas worker Jhen Padilla Dela Cruz can still recall the homesickness, sadness, and difficulties she had to go through during the times she had to work abroad. But all of these are not enough to make her quit and just go back to her family. Jhen is dreaming of a better life for her family that kept her going.
Life was never easy for her. She was forced to leave her growing family to ensure a better life for her daughter. Can you imagine the loneliness she had to endure while longing for her child and husband? Still, this brave mother knew that the money she will earn from working overseas would help support the living expenses and education of the family.
Jhen’s employer would yell at her almost every day. She had to work even if she’s sick. There are even times when they would get into arguments.
Taong 22 anyos nagpasya akong mangibang bansa.direct hired dito sa bansang Lebanon… Dto sa abroad naranas q lahat ng khrapan gaya ng puyat,gutom,na kht may sakit trabaho padin..pero Hindi aq ngpadla sa khrapang yan kundi naging hardwork aq upang maiangat q nman ang pamumuhay q…na kht nranasan Kong cgaw dito,cgaw doon c amo.. laging away kmi ng amo ko..pero d nging hadlang ang lht ng yan upang ako ay sumuko..
After two long years of working as a domestic helper in Lebanon, she was able to save up and go home to her family. With her salary from working abroad, she and her husband were able to buy a house and lot that they can call their own.
Npakasaya q dhl mkksma q na ang pmilya q,mkakain ng tama at ang pinaka importante ay mkauwi ng safety at buhay.. dina mahalaga sa akin kung kung konti ang ipon q,.dko na ndin inaasahan ang benefits kung sakali Nang na ibibigay..Basta lahat ng sahod q ibibigay pgkauwi q.
Upon reading her story, many netizens praised the hardworking OFW. Many of them find her story inspiring and a good example for other people who wants to have a better life.
Read the inspiring story here.
Do you also find her story inspiring? Because we surely do!