Who is the most influential person in your life? Without any hesitation, I will say that mine is my Mom (Dada, please don’t get jealous, I equally love you). You see, the way I think, talk and act is mostly influenced by her, considering how close we are to each other. My Mom can read me like a book; she knows when I’m happy or sad, angry or not, and yes, good or bad.
My Mom is no superhero like Wonder Woman, but she is one SuperwoMom. She can transform into anything I need her to be, whether tutor, nanny, or makeup artist. She even becomes a tiger (she roars) whenever she’s mad at me for being naughty or disobedient. And I can tell that she loves Dada, my brother and me more than she loves herself.
My Mom is no 13-year-old girl like me, but she perfectly understands my admiration for Daniel Padilla and my love for Wattpad books. She has even learned to like the kind of music I listen to in Myx.
She is not a doctor like my pediatrician, Dr. Nuico, but whenever I’m sick she always seems to know what to do and the treatment I need. In those times, she acts and thinks like a doctor (minus the medical license, of course). Whenever I’m not feeling well, a big hug and a kiss from her can instantly make me feel a lot better.
My Mom is no teacher like my favorite teacher, Ms. Lea Sicat, but she taught and continues to teach me the most important lessons I need to learn, like faith in God, good manners, honesty, love (especially loving my little brother and my “bestfrienemy” Sean, who drives me crazy at times!), patience, respect, self-discipline, and sharing whatever blessings and talents God has given me.
She is no stylist like Liz Uy, but she always makes sure that I look good and presentable in what I wear during school programs and other activities, at which she never fails to be present even if it means being absent from her work.
My Mom is no famous writer like John Green, but she can write and keeps encouraging me to do so. She was the first to see my gift in writing and helps me develop it. Moreover, she has instilled in me that the pen is mightier than the sword, which is why I need to use my pen to touch other people’s lives. She believes in me, which is why I have started believing in myself. I am far from being an excellent writer but someday I want to become one and write my own books. After all, dreams are for free!
Lastly and most importantly, she is no billionaire like SM magnate Henry Sy. She can’t buy me luxuries like designer clothes and shoes or the latest gadgets, but I consider myself very lucky that she has given and continues to give me the things that money can’t buy, the things that truly matter, like her unconditional love, quality time, and never-ending support.
Because of all these, I will be forever grateful to God, who gave me my SupewoMom Lorraine!
Daniela Isabelle Lopez Dinopol, 13, is a graduate of ABC Learning Center in Dumaguete City.