Being a parent is one of the most difficult roles one can play. Countless challenges await parents – from providing their children’s needs to ensuring they get the best education.
While parenting is usually a task often taken on by two people, not everyone gets to have a partner who will support them all the way.
A night before Father's Day, Sun Life launched its second "Sun Shorts" video about a single mom who strives to do everything to raise her daughter well.
The film begins with the mom looking back on her experiences as a parent, reminiscing the happy memories as well as the trying. Through it these, she persisted, enduring all difficulties just to give her princess the best.
As the film shifts to the daughter’s perspective, we are let in on how, unknown to the mother, she appreciates all the sacrifices her mother made. Her daughter had been quietly watching her all along, as she worked hard just so she could fulfill the roles of both dad and mom.
According to the film's director Nic Reyes, he particularly drew inspiration from his own experience as a new dad. "I’ve learned that parenthood is rewarding, and at the same time, the most difficult thing to do," he said. "But before becoming a parent, I was also a son. So it's interesting for me to see now both sides of the story. The film tries to explore that there are two sides of a story, and literally showing that. And when you show them together, it shows a better picture."
As of this writing, “She Said, She Said” has already garnered over 5.5 million views and 11,000 shares. Watch the video below:
One of the millions of netizens who were touched by the film is award-winning actress Judy Ann Santos, who watched the video with friends.
Teary eyed after watching, Juday shared that she could relate to the character of the mom since her own mother is also a single parent, who spent years abroad so she could provide for the whole family.
"There's this strong bond sa relationship ninyo, na kahit anong mangyari andoon lang siya,” she quipped, as they discussed the challenges and triumphs that come with parenting.
Judy Ann and her friends also reiterated the need for parents to find a partner institution that will help them actualize their children’s dreams. Judy Ann, who understands the ephemeral nature of showbiz, trusts Sun Life to help her ensure that a bright future awaits her children.
Check out the video below to learn more about Judy Ann’s financial plan for her kids.
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