While we celebrate the family's rare togetherness over a more-than-the-ordinary lunch, I am reminded of my early expectant months three years ago and the adventures my hubby and I purposely got into — to take my mind of our unplanned pregnancy.
Back then we were light years away from being prepared, financially and emotionally.
I did trek all the way to the seventh. Proudly, without falling like a log.
The jeep-plus-bus ride from Bacolod City to the resort didn't cause much pain in the preggy backpacker's arse. Okay, just a little discomfort in the bladder. But you see, that's the easy-breezy part. The anguish only began soon as we set off for the actual hike.
Parts of the trail were, hopefully still are, sheltered by trees. I called for respite
None of the falls in Mambukal are as mighty as Negros Oriental's Casaroro Falls, which we visited days prior, but they're still worth the half day. Seven Waterfalls may sound and look intimidating, but they actually aren't. The trek to each one doesn't require special climbing skills. Just patience. And that, I have a lot of even when I was pregnant.
And you know what? It worked.
Happy Mother's Day, my fellow mums! It may be a man's world, but it would be nothing without a woman.
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