Being left behind is not easy. I've been experiencing hard times when my two sisters decided to go abroad. Their decision was motivated due to our financial crisis and when my father was gone. My two sisters have decided to sacrifice and face the consequences of being away from us.
Then my agony started, I don't have any idea to where I confide with, when my two sisters have left me. Whenever they make a call and talk to us I felt a little bit of aching for the reason of missing them. They used to talk to me and reminding me to study hard and their sacrifices is for us, for me , for my studies. The thing that came to my mind is that, I have to study hard for them, for my family and myself in return for what they have done. Every time I will tell them about my achievements I felt their happiness which injected me to strive harder.
In this situation I realize that, it's not just the person whose left behind suffered but triple to the ones who choose to be away from his/her family and going out of their comfort zones. But despite of all these. It brought changes in our lives. We are strengthen not just on fighting to survive but also our faith in God. Faith in such a way that always praying (communication to God) in times of being apart, in asking for grace of being healthy in times of ours or their sickness. Wisdom in times of missing them. It changed me, in reacting to things that I must be matured enough to accept reality, to accept the responsibility that being entrusted to me as they were far away. As a sister of an OFW.It change me to become a better person! And they are my inspiration.