Singer Tuesday Vargas spoke about the challenges she faced in raising her son Kaya, who recently celebrated his 21st birthday.
In an emotional appreciation post on Instagram, Vargas recalled how she raised her son who taught her about being a mom and an adult taking care of a baby.
She shared photos of her family having a group hug and of herself with the celebrator during a trip to Baguio.
“Raising a child is a challenge, regardless of your age. Of course, when you’re younger, you have fewer years of real life experience, but no matter how old you are, taking care of a child is the hardest thing you will ever do. It doesn’t get “easier” but it’s not as scary as you think,” she captioned.
While the entire pregnancy will get one “nervous — especially because you’re young”, she feels that “once your baby gets here, all that goes away.”
“Don’t get me wrong, there are times where you feel overwhelmed and worried, but it’s a learning process. Motherly duties and tasks become second nature. Having a child early can positively impact your career,” she explained.
She admits that “having to care for another person makes it a lot more difficult to do things for yourself.”
“However, becoming a parent gives you motivation no one else understands. At the end of the day, you want to be a better person so your child can have all he or she needs, so you work ten times harder to get where you want to be,” she said.
Now, after “21 years of doing this gig, It has taught me more than I could ever teach my son,” she said, noting that “He saved me in so many ways, most especially from the folly of youth.”
“I was launched into a life of selflessness and sacrifice and I would never trade it for anything,” she said.
“Seeing you Kaya grow up to be an upstanding man despite our circumstances makes me teary eyed. I am so proud of you. I know this sounds like a broken record but remember these words: Mom has your back. Whatever the world throws at you, me, Tito JP, Tito Billy and Lola will be here. We love you so much!” she said. EDV