BAGO umalis pa-abroad kasama sina Josh at Bimby, ibinahagi ni Kris Aquino sa kanyang Instagram post ang dinanas na life and death situation ng kanyang inang si dating Pangulong Cory Aquino noong ipanganak siya nito. Isang pagbibigay-pugay ito ni Kris kay Cory dahil nalalapit na rin ang death anniversary nito sa August 1.
Ayon sa IG post ni Kris, “More about my Mom… we took this picture about an hour ago, as we headed out to the airport. This is an Ang Kiukok portrait of my mom, my dad’s last birthday gift to her before Martial Law was declared. Hiningi ko because it was done right after i was born. My Mom almost didn’t make it giving birth to me, she needed an emergency caesarean because of placenta previa (google nyo na lang, please) and hemorrhaged so badly that her blood pressure reached 0/0. She would always relay that when she regained consciousness she heard doctors saying, “gumanda nang lagay, 60/40 na ang BP” and all she could wonder was how bad was it para maging mabuti ang 60/40?
“We came first, there was never any doubt. Marami akong life & death situations na pwedeng ma share na patunay that my Mom refused to be brought to safety without me. Masyadong mahaba for this post, it will wait for my book? But she ingrained that in me. Especially because kuya josh & bimb only have me, in the way from 1972 to 1980, and from 1983 to 2009 i only had her- i know that most have told me, marami na kaming pera, mag relax na ko. Sana maintindihan ninyo, my Mom said- kuya will always have special needs & he should be very secure financially (hindi na kailangan i-detalye na mag-isa ko syang napalaki) and as much as i know Bimb will be a loving & responsible brother, hindi ko hawak ang puso ng magiging misis nya. The 1 thing i promised my Mom, na super natutupad- never ma-aagrabyado si kuya.
“May i thank you? Every time you show kuya josh LOVE & COMPASSION, you make his lola Cory smile in heaven. At hindi ako napapahiya sa pinangako ko.”
Bago ang IG post na ito, may nauna pang post si Kris tungkol kay Cory. Sabi ni Kris, “CORAZON, the Spanish word for HEART. Maybe that’s why my mom gave birth to me on Valentine’s Day, the day we celebrate LOVE? Because for me, SHE will always represent unconditional love… love that never needed a ledger, a spreadsheet, or an accounting file. She just gave to me, not asking for anything in return.
“A decade has passed, and yet it feels as fresh as a moment ago. i remember signing DNR forms. i can still feel being shaken awake when her monitors signaled that she’d soon flatline. i can see all of us praying the Rosary and saying goodbye. i remember signing her death certificate. i recall getting into the vehicle that transported our mom’s remains to the Heritage mortuary. And i can never forget my auntie passy giving me her pearl earrings for mom to wear.
“Mom’s Paul Cabral dress arrived. Juan Sarte came straight from the domestic airport because i asked him after our last family Christmas picture had been taken and mom had been happy that she had looked good in our jun de leon photos, that when the day came, would he please be there to make my mom beautiful?
“Mom was blessed to have experienced giving that enduring, unflinching once in a lifetime LOVE very few ever get to even dream of, to our dad. He was her first, last, and only. That’s why somehow, even in death, 2 AM, on August 1, 2009 she still lived the meaning of her name. it couldn’t be mere coincidence that my dad had been shot on August 21, 1983- at 1 PM.
“please allow me to let you get to know my mom through my eyes, as i share some special things she left me to keep. this was her ENGAGEMENT RING from my Dad… the quality you seem to like in me, my devotion as a mom comes naturally, because i grew up LOVED.”
ni Glen P. Sibonga