MANILA – Now a proud mother of a healthy baby girl, Kapuso actress Marian Rivera has a renewed outlook on life.
“Actually, ngayon ko nare–realize na ang pagiging isang ina pala ay, ayokong gamitin ‘yung term na sakrispisyo kasi parang masyadong mabigat ang salitang sakripisyo… Pero bilang isang nanay, lahat pala kaya mong gawin para sa anak mo,” she said in a Philippine Entertainment Portal report.
(Actually, it’s only now that I realize being a mother is, I don’t want to use the term sacrifice because the word sacrifice seems too much… But as a mother, you’ll do anything for your child.)
“Kumbaga sabi nila, ‘Uy, bakit ka nagpapa–breastfeed?’ May choice naman ako, e. Puwede naman akong hindi magpa–breastfeed. Kasi bakit magpapa–breastfeed ka, maraming mangyayari sa boobs mo, sa katawan mo,” she continued.
(They ask me, ‘Why are you breastfeeding?’ I have a choice. I can decide not to breastfeed. Because if you breastfeed, a lot will happen to your breasts, to your body.)
But this selfless mother is willing to give everything up.
“Pero lahat ‘yan kaya kong i–give up para sa anak ko. Lahat ‘yan kaya kong gawin para sa anak ko… Kung health ang pag–uusapan, gagawin ko ‘yan lahat para sa anak ko,” she firmly said.
(But I can give up everything for my child. I will do anything for my child… When it comes to health matters, I will do everything to ensure my child’s health.)
When asked if she plans to have another baby soon, Rivera yields to God’s plan for her family.
“Okay lang kung ano ang ibigay sa amin ni Lord, pero gusto ko yung age gap nila maayos. Kasi kung mabubuntis ako ngayon, kawawa si Zia,” she explained.
(I’m okay with whatever the Lord gives us, but I want proper age gap. Because if I’ll have my second child now, Zia will suffer.)
GMA’s Primetime Queen will soon be seen on television again as Ynang Reyna in the remake of Encantadia and as a talk show host in her upcoming morning show.