Monday, May 18, 2020

GOLDILOCKS : Love Within the Lockdown

The threat of the pandemic has continuously put pressure on Filipino families both physically and emotionally, that is why a stable support system at home is a must during these trying times. Even more so for families of frontliners and essential workers.

Sam Etcuban, a Correctional Officer and Registered Nurse who works at the Bureau of Corrections as a COVID – 19 Nurse finds the strength to continue forward, thanks to the encouragement of his loving wife. "My wife is my greatest supporter and number one fan," Sam gushed when asked about how he would describe his wife.

"We love to watch movies and go to the grocery together," he added. However, with the new normal settling in, Sam now must deal with a new reality.

 "Now, I'm doing all these activities alone due to COVID. I would rather expose myself outside since my body is stronger," but that does not stop Sam's wife from encouraging him to the best of her ability "she prepares everything I need before my shift starts, and she will never forget to remind me how much she loves me," he concluded. The simple boost of encouragement is all Sam needs to get through his shift, which often lasts for weeks at a time.

Goldilocks sees and admires the sacrifice that Sam makes for his family and community and that is why they surprised Sam's wife a special Mother's Day cake which serves as a simple gesture of gratitude for courageously fighting for Filipino lives.

Goldilocks is celebrating mothers for the whole month of May because our moms definitely deserve more than just a day of celebration for their love and care. With the desire to make frontliners like Sam and his family happy, Goldilocks will be sending cakes to some deserving families throughout the month. 

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