“Everytime I see photos of myself from the past, napapangiti at nagiging emotional ako. Sobra-sobra ang pasasalamat ko sa Panginoon dahil ang layo na pala talaga ng narating namin ng mga anak ko,” wrote actress Sunshine Cruz.
“A bit emotional now.”
This was how Sunshine Cruz put to words her emotions as she looked back on her life as a struggling single mother over 13 years ago.
On Instagram on Wednesday, the seasoned actress posted an old photo of her with her then-little daughters, Angelina, Samantha, and Chesca.
“Photo was taken 13 years ago, I was 29 years old here.
Haggardo! At mas malaki pa ang braso ng mga anak ko sa braso ko,” she wrote as caption.
According to Sunshine, she couldn't help but turn emotional every time she sees an old photo of herself as it reminds her how she has come a long way since her days as a struggling parent.
“Sobra-sobra ang pasasalamat ko sa Panginoon dahil ang layo na pala talaga ng narating namin ng mga anak ko,” she said.
The Love Thy Woman star went on to express her gratitude for being given a “second chance" at life, and for having raised three “tough” and “confident” children on her own.
“Nabigyan ako ng pangalawang pagkakataon na mabuhay ng mas maayos, mas masaya at naging mas matatag ako. Even my children became more confident and I can say they are also tough girls! They are just like their mom, marunong lumaban kung kinakailangan at marunong magpasalamat sa biyaya, maliit man o malaki,” she wrote.
“Family and friends, it is never too late to have a second chance in life. Kung nagawa ko, kaya nyo din. It is never too late to make things right and to be better versions of ourselves. Samahan nyo ng maraming dasal dahil hindi talaga natutulog ang Diyos,” she added.
Angelina, Samantha, and Chesca are all Sunshine’s daughters with action star Cesar Montano. Their marriage was annulled just last September 2018, almost 18 years after they tied the knot.