Surviving COVID-19

Jun 30, 2021 | Life, Only Berlin

Dear survivor,

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) accompanied husband on his way home one September evening. Before that day, though, he messaged and told me he is sick. “Kindly prepare medicine and, if possible, put the kids to bed,” were his words.

Surviving COVID-19

That night, I asked for my mother’s help. I requested her to accommodate us for the night and the days to come as my husband was not feeling well. I fear that what I fear the most those days would come to reality – that husband would catch this invisible enemy and come unwelcomed in our house.

I prepared everything my husband would need – medicine, a new set of towels, and clean clothes. I also cooked food good for at least three days, so all he needs to do is reheat them. I cleaned and disinfected the house, too. Then we left our abode and put a note on the table that says “Be strong. I will come back from time to time to check on you.”

Though brilliant as it may, the plan didn’t push through.

The unwelcome visitor


That same night, I got a fever and a sore throat. Our third son complained to me of shortness of breath and muscle aches. He was experiencing fever also. Our youngest son, too, caught a fever. I requested my mom to look after our three boys as the other two children and I will go back to our house. Those experiencing common signs and symptoms of COVID-19 will remain at our place, while those who are fine will stay at my mother’s.

Husband went home that night. He looked too tired. His temperature was 39.1°C. For the next nine days, he made the living area his temporary room. He seldom left his makeshift bed as it was too painful to move.

He had a cough on the third day and experienced difficulty breathing. On the fifth day, he complained of loss of taste and smell, extreme muscle aches, and chills.

It was a pain to see him crawl on his way to the comfort room as sometimes, extreme muscle pain restricted him from moving fast and easily. He described the pain as too excruciating that he prayed none of the boys would experience it.

The excruciating pain

As I study my husband’s situation, the symptoms of COVID-19 perhaps appeared a few days after he contracted the virus. That translated to the fact that before he felt extremely ill, he already brought home the virus. Most probably, too, the two boys and I got them. Luckily, our three other children were spared.

It seemed surreal that we have a tiny house, and yet it felt so empty with everybody confined in his own little space. Husband in the living room, while our third son inside his bedroom. Both only leave their places to use the toilet and eat meals. Our youngest son and I, on the other hand, stayed in our room most of the time. It was also there that we play, sing, and sleep.

Days when my little man hurts his head, I would either hug him tight or he would bury his head in bed.

There were several nights I cried for healing and that our boys would recover fast. I must have done something good in the past that God answered my prayers. In a week, our three-year-old no longer experience high fever, cough, and diarrhea. Our 15-year-old, too, had his sense of taste and smell returned after two weeks. My husband gradually improved, and on his 15th day, he had finally recovered. Despite those developments, we still wore masks and almost drown ourselves in rubbing alcohol until I completely heal after about a month and a half.

Our youngest in self-isolation, spent more than a month with me in our bedroom,

I must have forgotten to include myself in my prayer because my condition worsened as the days passed.

My entire body was aching, and my eyes were hurting from the headache. It was just too much to deal with the pain; I can’t even describe how it was like. There were days I could feel myself repeatedly shaking with chills, the same how my husband would describe those nights and days he slept alone in the living room. And on the fifth day, I experienced a temporary loss of taste and smell. I continued to cook for us, though, and no one complained of what the food tasted. Everyone was sick that our food became a mere fuel to survive and not to enjoy.

The triumphant reunion

After a month and a half, our three other boys rejoined us at the tiny house. It was quite a reunion, also my husband’s birthday. Proudly, we could say that amidst the emergency the world is experiencing, as the doctors and nurses wage on the frontline, and many are on their knees fighting the invisible enemy, we were part of those who survived. That day in September COVID-19 entered our house and stayed there for more than a month, we emerged as victors with a beautiful lesson left for us to appreciate.

Finally, after more than a month, we are all reunited. Timely, it was the day of husband’s birthday.

The valuable learning

“People say you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone. The truth is, you knew what you had; you just never thought you’d lose it.”


For one, my senses of smell and taste are something I failed to properly appreciate. Those days I temporarily lost my senses of smell and taste, I didn’t have the appetite to eat. I still eat, though, because I needed to. Funny that I also missed the smell of my son’s poop. Smelling a carton of milk to know if it’s spoiled was quite an impossible task, too. Practically, I couldn’t smell a thing, which made me lose the simple comforts of things around me.

This made me realize that it is easy for us to take for granted what we thought the simplest things in life. Only when we lost it that we recognize its significance.

Honestly, it is hard to appreciate the value of something or someone until it was taken away from us. Same with it’s hard to understand the importance of health until we got sick. Regaining our health made me appreciate my family more, regard time as precious, and consider even the little things a component to make life more beautiful.

Contacting COVID-19 and healing from it made me see and feel the need to value and enjoy everything around us. We don’t wait until we lose something or someone to realize how important it was.

After more than a month of breathing COVID-19’s breath, we gained a positive outlook and continued gratitude for life. The experience made us realize the importance of self-love, value for others, and the ability to communicate with empathy. The adverse events and situations in life were just seasons we went through to mold and help us come out stronger as true survivors.

After triumphantly winning against COVID-19, the disease, though, took my father the following few months. But that is entirely another story to tell.

Sincerely,

Yourself, a COVID-19 survivor

Surviving COVID-19
Surviving COVID-19

This story is an entry to ComCo Southeast Asia’s “Write to Ignite Blogging Project Season 2: Dear Survivor”. The initiative continues to respond to the need of our times, as every story comes a long way during this period of crisis. The initiative aims to pull and collate powerful stories from the Philippine blogging communities to inspire the nation to rise and move forward amidst the difficult situation. The “Write to Ignite Blogging Project” Season 2 is made possible by ComCo Southeast Asia, with Eastern Communications and Jobstreet as co-presenters, with AirAsia and Xiaomi as major sponsors, and with Teleperformance as sponsor.

143 Comments

  1. Donna Ria Mahayag

    Mabuti at nalagpasan nyo po. At nag home quaratine ang hirap po talaga magkasakit marami kasi nagsasabi na mas mainap mag sray sa bahay kapag nagka virus mas lessen ang mga iisipin ma pi feel mong di ka nag iisa. salamat at nagkasama sama na ulit kayong mag anak. Di natin alam ang kalaban kahit anong ingat.
    Stay safe po. Momi berlin

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  2. Antoniette Sanchez David

    Hindi po talaga biro ang covid pag tinamaan ka pati buong pamilya mo damay lalo na kung pati sila nahawaan mo hirap isipin pero kailangan natin lumaban sa sakit na ito para sa kanila lalong lalo na tayo hinuhugutan nila ng lakas kaya kung kaya pa maging double ingat gawin na natin ok lang maging oa kung para naman ito sa ikabubuti ng buong pamilya mo thanks god ok na buong pamilya mo momi hindi kayo pinabayaan at bagkos binigyan kayo lakas ng loob para sabay labanan ang binigay na pagsubok sainyo ng family mo🙏🙏🙏🥰🥰 always take care po sainyong lahat dyan

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  3. Roselle Rubi

    Super buti ng Lord. He is our healer in this pandemic. Pray and faith to Him. Thank God at nalagpasan niyo po ang pagsubok na dumating sa buhay niyo.

    Sobrang brave mo mommy, di ka nawalan ng pag asa at kahit nagkaroon ka ng sakit, nag stay ka parin kay hubby at sa mga anak mo. Salute to you mommy!

    Stay safe always mommy.

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  4. Yanpaladquisol

    Mahirap talaga magkasakit at mas mahirap pa dun pati mga loved ones mo nahihirapan, buti ang bait ni Lord napagtagumpayan ninyo at naging buo ulit ang family. 💟
    Thanks for sharing Mommy

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  5. andrea

    pray at pni2wala lng po lge ke god kc hndi nya tayo pbabayaan sa lhat ng pgsubok n binibigay nya sten lalo n sa sakit n covid19 n kumalat sa bansa nten..🙏🙏🙏🙏

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  6. Dhel Manog

    Napaka strong mo po momi Berlin.So proud of you po.Pati po ng buong pamilya mo nakakahanga po kayo.Thanks to God po at okay na po kayo at nalagpasan nyo ang pagsubok na ito..Sobrang hirap po talaga ang magkasakit lalo na kung pati pamilya mo ay magkaron din.Hindi talaga biro ang covid 19 kaya dapat doble doble ang pag iingat natin.

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  7. ellaine parame

    Thanks God at naging maayos din ang lahat Mommy,Prayer is the best talaha.struggle is real this Covid times ,danas ko talaga tu sa isanh ospital ang daming requirements nila like me na buntis,need i swab test bago admission,bawal ang watcher kapag na admit na dw ako.While in the hospital parang naawa ako sa mga kakapanganak lang sila sila lang talaga ng baby nila as in walang kasama,tapos nasa sidewalk ang iba patient dahil ponoan ang mga facility room nila..Kailan kaya tayo makakabalik sa dati nating mundo 😢 Ipasa Diyos nalang talaga natin lahat at sundin ang mga health protocols na kilangan..

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  8. Karen

    Buti at nalampasan nyo po momi ang mga pagsubok nakaranas din po kami ng ganyan nung time na ngkaroon po ang bayaw ko lahat po kami nquarantine at hindi makalabas napakahirap ng sitwasyon salamat s diyos at nalampasan din po namin iyon

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  9. Crislyn Masinag

    Sobrang brave niyo po ng family niyo Mommi Berlin. Keep on praying lang po talaga at lagi magtitiwala sa Diyos 💖💖

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  10. Paula Lyn Salcedo

    Super brave mo momi 😍 thanks kay God at nalagpasan mo po ang pagsubok na ito momi 😊

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  11. Cha Macha Reyes

    Inspirasyon ka Mommy sa lahat ng kababaihan a mga Mommy na kagaya ko.. sa Totoo lang Momi Takot ako.. at lala nasa may anak ako wala pa kami Vaccine .ag asawa Naiiyak ako habang nag share sayo.. kasi inagaw na ng pAndemya ang kalayaan ng Anak ko 2 years na siya loob ng bahay nakakalbas naman kami pero iba yung dating kapag may nakita siyang batang naglalaro sa labas .. Lagi ko sinasabi Soon anak makakalbas na tayo nga normal..

    Ang tanging Sandigan lang natin ang ating pamilya at panginoon Salamat kay lord at nalamapasan niyo po ang ganitong sitwasyon maraming salamat sa patuloy na oag bibigay Topics , Sarap makipag kwentuhan sayo kahit bago palang po ako follower Hindi ako nag kamali ng pag follow sayo mag ingat ka po lagi sarap ng mga niluluto mong ulam Keepsafe and Godbless Always you and your Family Love love

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  12. Crislyn Masinag

    Sobrang brave niyo po ng family niyo Momi Berlin. Keep on praying lang po talaga at lagi magtitiwala sa Diyos 💖💖

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  13. charisma

    being a mother kailangan talaga strong ka para sa buong pamilya minsan yan yung dillema ko bilang isang ina pag nagkakasakit ako paano ung mga kids mga needs nila kaya momsh take care of yourself then para sa kanila😁😁😁

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  14. charize villena

    keep safe stay strong

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  15. Sebastian Thess

    We are so happty that both of you mommy are now ok. Di po madali ang inyong pinagdaanan pero naging matatag kayo sa.pagsubok. God is good all time dahil palagi po siyang nasa tabi natin para patatagin sa lahat ng pagsubok. Always stay strong and stay safe mommy.

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  16. Sebastian Thess

    Your story mommy is trully insiring. Ang pagiging matatag sa mga pagsubok ay isa sa mga halimbawa ng pagpapakita ng katatagan sa buhay. Masaya po kaming kayo ay survivor ng Covid-19,. keep safe always.

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  17. Ruby Grace

    Thanks be to god para sa pagiingat at pag ligtas niya sa inyo momi kaya kung need pa doblehin pa o triplehin pa ang pagiingat natin, buti nalang strong kayo lalo na ang mga kids keep fighting and stay safe always momi

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  18. Ruby Grace

    Thanks be to god for keeping you all safe momi! Buti nalang at strong kayo lalo ang mga kids 😊 keep on fighting and keep safe always momi

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  19. Ruby Grace

    Thanks be to god for keeping you all safe momi buti nalang at strong kayo lalo ng mga kids keep on praying, fighting and be safe always momi 😊😊

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  20. Avec Calinisan

    Totoo nga pong sa bawat pagsubok nandyan si God at hindi tayo pababayaan. Tulad nalang po ng nangyari sa inyo at sa pamilya nyo. Lagi nyo po kasama si God at tinulungan po kayo maka survive.. ❤️ God bless you po Momi Berlin ❤️

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  21. Ruby Grace

    Thanks be to god for keeping you all safe momi buti nalang at strong kayo lalo ng mga kids keep on praying, safe and fighting momi 😊

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  22. Mavic Calinisan

    Tunay nga po na nandyan si God palagi nakagabay sa atin. Sa anumang hamon ng buhay at tinutulungan tayo maka survive. Katulad na lamang po ng sa pagsubok na dumating sainyo po at sa inyo pamilya. Napakatatag nyo po hindi po kayo sumuko. God bless you po and your family. Stay safe po 💖

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  23. Mavic Calinisan

    Sa anumang hamon ng buhay at tinutulungan tayo ni God maka survive. Katulad na lamang po ng sa pagsubok na dumating sainyo po at sa inyo pamilya. Napakatatag nyo po hindi po kayo sumuko. God bless you po and your family. Stay safe po 💖

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  24. Avec Calinisan

    Nakakatakot po talaga ang Covid 19.. kahit ako po takot na takot na magkaroon. Can’t imagine po kung anong pinagdaanan po ninyo. At nakaka proud po na kinaya po ng inyong pamilya. ❤️

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  25. Avec Calinisan

    Nakakatakot po talaga ang Covid 19.. kahit ako po takot na takot na magkaroon. Can’t imagine po kung anong pinagdaanan po ninyo. At nakaka proud po na kinaya po ng inyong pamilya. ❤️

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  26. Avec Calinisan

    Ramdam ko po ang courage sa bawat salitang isinulat nyo po sa blog na ito. At alam ko na magiging matatag pa ang nakakabasa nito lalo na po yung mga May kinahaharap na sakit na Covid 19. ❤️ 🤗

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  27. Avec Calinisan

    Ramdam ko po ang courage sa bawat salitang isinulat nyo po sa blog na ito. At alam ko na magiging matatag pa ang nakakabasa nito lalo na po yung mga May kinahaharap na sakit na Covid 19. ❤️ 🤗 Yung anxiety at depression na dala ng sakit na ito ay hindi po biro. Kaya maituturing na napaka tapang po ninyo at ng inyong pamilya dahil nakayanan nyo po ang ganitong pagsubok.

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  28. Cristy Cabug

    Very brave! Salute to u Momi Berlin and to all survivors. Keep safe

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  29. Cristy Cabug

    Salute to all survivors. God is good

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  30. Jenny Dela Cruz

    Hindi po talaga biro ang Covid.
    Salamat po sa Dios dahil binigyan nya kayo at ang inyong pamilya ng lakas para maka survive sa sakit na yan. Keep safe always po momi.

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  31. Emy Quintana

    God is good,thank god nalagpasan nyo po ang pagsubok s family nyo,hanga ako s tapang m momi berlin

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  32. Mary Lorraine Llorin

    I am glad you were able to survive this ordeal as a family. Trials shape us a person. You just have to believe that you can surpass it all. God is really good.

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  33. Owen ponce

    I can feel the pain and agony on each detailed information,I was really felt sorry ,for this pandemic really set us apart ,changes on everything we have ,this pandemic,we learn to be as one , especially family are more intact , prayers and hopes are our options for this fight.

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  34. Jcka Ranum

    Napaka strong and brave mo naman po Mommy .. napaka powerful talaga Ang prayer .. tunay na tunay na nanjan Ang Diyos para SA atin .. walang pagsubok na d kakayanin Basta manalig lagi SA kanya ..

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  35. Jessica Munar

    Napaka strong and brave Naman po Mommy Berlin. Napaka powerful talaga Ang prayer .. Basta manalig at magtiwala SA Diyos .. walang pagsubok na d natin kakayanin ..

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  36. Bessie Ramos

    ang hirap tlga ng pinagdaanan natin ng dahil sa covid 19 at thanks god na nkksurvive tayo . at salamat po na nalagpasan niyo po lahat ng pagsubok !

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  37. Lorie Sebastian nerit

    Sobrang hirap na ngyayari Sa Ating bansa DAHIL sa panganib ng covid 19 nayan Sana mawala na ang virus para bumalik na Sa dati ang lahat

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  38. Joan Orial Candelaria

    Nakakasad nman po ang nangyari sainyo momi berlin😥😥,,buti nlng po at napaglabanan nio at naging matatag ang buong family mo momi berlin….thanks to God ❤❤❤

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  39. Julie Suba

    Salamat po sa Panginoon talaga momsh at nalampasan po ninyo ang pagsubok na ito ng Covid-19 virus. Ang hirap po para sa atin bilang ina na makita na nahihirapan at may sakit ang ating asawa at mga anak. Stay healthy and safe po momsh.💙

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  40. Cherill Jaro

    Napakabrave ng family nyo mommy, dobleng ingat talaga kelangan

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  41. Niam Lia

    Thank God at nalagpasan nyo po ang pagsubok na ito hindi talaga biro ang Covid 19. Mahirap ang ma-Quarantine bukod sa limitado ang kilos mo nagiiba ang tingin sayo ng tao. But with the help of prayers and love of our family makakaya natin ang lahat

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  42. JANINE ZAPITER

    Super hirap tlga Ng gantu ,Yung kpag nagkaruon la at maging positive ,possible ding mahawaan Ang mga kasama mu sa bahay ,kayA kailangan tlga mas double secure and safe tayu para iwas sakit

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  43. Cherill Jaro

    Napakabrave ng family nyo mommy, dobleng ingat talaga kelangan, kami nag tatry na ng healthy living talaga,

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  44. Crislyn Masinag

    Sobrang strong niyo po momi at ng family ninyo. Sa awa ng Diyos hindi pa po namin naranasan magkaroon ng Covid pero ramdam ko ang hirap ng taong nagkakaron ng ganitong sakit dahil sa mga nakikita ko sa TV at mga nababalitaan kong kakilala namin na magkaroon nito. Talaga pong napabuti ng Diyos dahil gumaling kayo. Iba po talaga ang nagagawa ng pagdarasal.

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  45. marry ann bucag

    wow .stay safe po ..hirap tlga gnitong sitwasyon ..kaya pray lang po tayo ..🤗🤗

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  46. Niam Lia

    God is really Good

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  47. Nariza Jhea Delos Santos

    Yung nagka Covid kapatid ko iba talaga ang stress na dinulot sa kanya. Yung tipong kakamustahin mo lang pero parang aburido. Kaya importante rin talaga na malawak ang pang-unawa ng pamilya kasi bukod sa may sakit na, stress ang kalaban talaga.

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  48. Crislyn Masinag

    Sobrang strong niyo po momi at ng family ninyo. Sa awa ng Diyos hindi pa po namin naranasan magkaroon ng Covid pero ramdam ko ang hirap ng taong nagkakaron ng ganitong sakit dahil sa mga nakikita ko sa TV at mga nababalitaan kong kakilala namin na magkaroon nito. Talaga pong napabuti ng Diyos dahil gumaling kayo. Iba po talaga ang nagagawa ng pagdarasal.

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  49. marry ann bucag

    ..kaya pray lang po tayo . ..godbless

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  50. Joanna ortega

    Ang galing mo mommy.. naging positive mind even though na may nararamdaman.. sa lahat ng nakakaranas nito be positive mind para lumakas … and always pray … talagang hindi talaga sya biro… kahit yung 2 brothers ko nagkaron din ng ganyan.. yung eldest brother ko nagaka pneumonia dahil sa covid 1month din sya nagpagaling tapos 1week lang sya sa ospital tapos yung youngest brother ko sa bahay lang sya nagpagaling.. awa naman po ng diyos.. gumaling po sila… wag naman po ako sana ako pabayaan na magkaron ng sakit dahil 5 kids ko ang kawawa..

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  51. Cherry rose paulino

    Laban lang po ptunay na ang Diyos ay mabuti…may misyon p po kau sa buhay.just continue what you live..have a nice day..Godbless us all

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  52. marry ann bucag

    kaya ntin 2ng pandemic ..laban lang po .at ksama dasal .

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  53. Nariza Jhea Delos Santos

    Yung nagka Covid kapatid ko iba talaga ang stress na dinulot sa kanya. Lagi siyang aburido. Yung tipong kakamustahin mo lang pero laging pagalit kung sumagot. Siguro ayaw niya mag-alala kami sa kanya. Kaya dapat tayong pamilya malawak ang pang-unawa.

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  54. vina mamerto

    SA panahon ngayon napakahirap talaga,salamat at nagpakatatag ka PO momi at nalampasan mo PO Ang pagsubok sa buhay nyo,,salamat panginoon at gibayan nyo PO si momiberlin at inalalayan nyo SA panahon na nahihirapan sya .. godbless PO Ang keep safe always

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  55. Ma. Cyril Creer

    Nalungkot din po ako Sa nangyari Sa family niyo. Kahit anong I was at ingat po talaga Ang gawin mangyayari pa rin talaga Ang ayaw mong mangyari.
    Sobrang Bilib Po ako Sa family niyo Kasi naovercome niyo po Ang pagsubok na dumating Sa Buhay niyo. Masasabi ko po talagang Ang tatag at puno Ng pananampalataya Ang family niyo!
    At Ang tapang niyo din po Kasi shinare niyo itong story niyo Sa Amin.. kAya maraming salamat po Sa pagshare.. Marami akong natutunan dito! Mahuhay po kayo!
    God bless you and your family!

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  56. Virgenia Velasco

    I salute you po and to your family napaka strong nyo po na malagpasan ang ganito ka hirap na sitwasyon.Salamat naman at nalagpasan nyo po lahat ng struggles to fight covid 19.Sobrang hirap para sa atin bilang ina at asawa na nakikitang di okay ang mahal natin sa buhay.But stilii kinakaya at naging positive po kayo.Stay healthy po sa inyong pamilya at keepsafe palagi.Godbless mommy❤️.

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  57. Bernadith

    Kapit lang po sa Panginoon sa dumadating na pagsubok. Malalampasan din po natin lahat ng ito.

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  58. Bernadith tejada

    Kapit lang po sa Panginoon sa dumadating na pagsubok. Malalampasan din po natin lahat ng ito.

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  59. vina mamerto

    Buti at nakayanan at nalampasan nyo PO mommy Ang pagsubok na un,Hindi PO lahat ay nalampasan Ang ganung pagsubok ,thankful PO tayo SA panginoon at ginabayan PO Kayo SA panahon na un. Godbless PO

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  60. Bernadith tejada

    Kapit lang po sa Panginoon sa dumadating na pagsubok. Malalampasan din po natin lahat ng ito. Lakas ng loob kailangan natin para sa pamilya

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  61. Sarah

    Salamat at nakalampas po kayo sa napahirap na pagsubok stay safe po

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  62. Kristine Cruz

    so brave mommy ❤️ napakahirap talaga ng panahon ngayon ,lalo na yang Covid 19 , thank God po at nakaya survive po kayo ,God is really good talaga , stay safe po ,Godbless ❤️

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  63. Kristine Cruz

    Godbless always mommy ❤️ ,God is really good talaga

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  64. Jennifer Londe

    GOD IS GOOD talaga momi basta magtiwala at manalig tayo sa kanya walang imposible momi… Thanks God talaga at nalagpasan niyo ng di birong pagsubok na yon momi..napaka hirap ngayon ang mag kasakit di biro ang hirap at gasto na kakaharapin lalong lalo na ng stress na kalakip nito…

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  65. Sebastian Thess

    Thank you for this inspiring story mommy.. Trully both of you are strong persons. We are glad to know that both of you are now safe. Trully God Is Good all the time. Always keep safe po and stay strong.

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  66. Lyka Mitra

    Napaka hirap po talaga kapag tinamaan ng sakit ang ating pamilya lalo na ang mga bata. Pero ang tamaan ka ng Covid eh mas pahirap dahil bagong sakit po ito na talagang hindi biro kapag tumama dahil marami ang namamatay at walang pang gamot para dito. Nakaka inspire po talaga itong na i share niyo kase nalagpasan niyo po ang Covid na kahit mahirap para po sa iyo dahil fi lang po kayo ng asawa niyo ang maysakit pati ang mga anak niyo po. At iba po talaga ang pagmamahal ng isang nanay katulad ng iyo po kase talagang pinagdarasal at inaasikaso niyo po ang pamilya niyo na kahit ikaw po ay may sakit din. You inspire me mommy Berlin na mas maging better na nanay at asawa sa aking pamilya.

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  67. Lorie Sebastian nerit

    Sobrang hirap talaga dinanas natin Sa covid 19 Kahit papaano nalampasan natin ang krisis na dinulot ng virus na yan Sana mawala na at bumalik na Sa dati ang lahat

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  68. ANa Rose Bernardo

    GOD is good pinagaling nya po family mo mommy Berlin nakakalungkot tlaga na kahit isang member ng family may sakit mas lalo nman kung lahat pa kau Sana matapos na pandemic and all will be back in normal
    😇🙏

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  69. Joean Milliama

    God is good all the time po.. Patuloy lang po tayong manalangin na sana malagpasan natin lahat ng pagsubok na iti.. Para sating buong pamilya..

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  70. Jessica munar

    Thanks God malagpasan mopo … Napaka brave mo talaga Mommy Berlin. ..mahirap talaga pag my tinamaan ng virus .. d natin Alam Kung ano mangyayari saatin kaya .. ibayong pagiingat lamang Ang ating magagawa at manalangin Kay God .. Yan Ang tanging sandata natin every day .. God is good.. we heal us one .. tulong tulong tayo para malagpasan Ang ating pagsubok na ating pinagdadaanan ngayon ..

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  71. Anna marie tiedra

    God is good all the time dasal talaga ang number 1 sandata natin.thank you lord dimo po sila pinbayaan.🙏❤️

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  72. Cecile

    “Faith in God protects you from being destroyed by the storm.”

    Thank you for sharing your story. Our family wasn’t spared too by this dreadful virus and we have just concluded our 14 days quarantine this week. Thankfully the boys and I were asymptomatic and only my husband experienced discomfort for several days. Yes it was hard but I am thankful for family and friends who helped us get thru this ordeal. And our FAITH IN GOD, is one thing that kept us going.

    God is good!I am happy your family has survived. And I pray that we wouldn’t go thru this again…or any family for that matter. Your family will always be in our thoughts and prayers. Stay safe and Godbless!❤️

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  73. Kristine Cruz

    God is good mommy dahil hindi niya kayo pinabayaan .. Stay safe always , SO brave to handle that situation mommy .Godbless

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  74. Kristine Cruz

    God is really good mommy dahil hindi niya kayo pinabayaan , so brave to handle that situation in life ,Godbless mommy ,stay safe

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  75. Kristine Cruz

    God is good mommy , so brave to handle that situation ,stay safe and Godbless . Very inspiring on how a mother love and care for her family,kahit kayo po mismo ay may sakit din. .

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  76. Jade Lean Capistrano

    God is really Good talaga MomiBerlin .. Kahit anong sakit payan when God is in you Heart .. Hindi naya tayo papabayaan . At syempre Tayo bilang mga Nanay gagawin den naten lahat para sa Family naten lalo na pag nagkakasakit sila .. Aalagaan naten sila , kahit halos walan na tauong pahinga . Imprtante gumaling at lumakas at pamilya naten na nagkasakit. You inspire us MomiBerlin .. Keep on sharing Your thoughts , experiences sa amin . keepsafe po .. Godbless ..

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  77. jennifer sarno cruz

    Your family is amazing momi berlin …larawan kayo ng ng isang matatag at masayang pamilya…kaya naman kahit anung pagsubok ay makakaya ninyo pong malampasan.

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  78. Ruby Grace Pagar

    Thanks be to god for keeping you all safe momi buti nalang strong kayo and super brave din ng mga kids keep safe and keep fighting momi 😊

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  79. demsen nailga

    your bond as a family is strong and god is good.

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    • momiberlin

      Thank you. God is indeed good.

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  80. Shiela Gatchalian

    God is so good talaga Momi Berlin for your family.He never allowed all of you to suffer the worst.Truly he cares and heals those in pain.❤ nakaka inspire po ang story nyo about surviving Covid -19.Hindi biro ang ganyang sakit.Kaya ako po everyday I pray na gabayan kami ng Diyos at huwag bigyan ng anumang sakit..Dahil maliliit pa ang mga anak ko

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    • momiberlin

      Opo, un ang nakakatakot kasi. maliliit pa ang mga bata. Salamat at dinirinig ng Panginoon ang inyong mga dasal. Stay safe po.

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  81. Mercy pono

    Thanks be to God your ok na pati your hubby mommy Berlin.

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    • momiberlin

      Salamat po.

      Reply
  82. Mercy pongo

    Thanks be to God your ok na pati your hubby mommy Berlin. To God be all the glory

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    • momiberlin

      Thank you po. 🙂

      Reply
  83. Ellen Grace Ladrica

    God is good as always. Thank you for sharing your story about Covid. Kami rin po nagkaroon sa family pero tulad nyo nilabanan din po namin ito. Nothing critical pero yung mere fact na apektado mga anak mo it tears me apart lalo’t na napa demic rin ang kabuhayan namin pero I know God has better plans for each one of us. Be strong as always. God bless po

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    • momiberlin

      God bless din po sa inyo at nagagalak kaming malaman na nalagpasan at napagtagumpayan ninyo ang anumang pagsubok.

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  84. Amelia lacson

    Nung dumating din po Yung time na kinatakutan ko dumating din po saakin Ang depression and stress Lalo na isa sa mga anak ko Ang nag positive super hirap Pala pag my isa sa miyembro ng pamilya mo Ang tinamaan nito Lalo pa at bata yung tipong pag ka sabi palng saamin nanag positive Ang anak ko dina tumigil Ang luha ko na Sana ako nalang at di Ang anak ko pero sinabi ng asawa ko na wag daw ako pang hinaan ng loob dahil mawawalan ng pinagkakapitan Ang mga anak ko kaya bilang nanay nag pakatatag ako/kme to survive this pandemic and GOD is really true he heal our family and natapos namen Ang pangyayaring dimo tlga aasahan.mas tumatag at mas naging malapit Ang family lo by this pandemic♥️♥️♥️♥️

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    • momiberlin

      maganda na after ng pagsubok ay andyan kayo na mas tumatag ang relasyon ninyong pamilya

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  85. Amelia lacson

    I feel this situation mommy dahil naranasan din po namen Ang may mag positive sa family Ang pinaka masakit pa doon ay bata Ang nag positive isa po kasi sa anak ko Ang nag karoon ng covid 19 super hirap pero nilabanan namen super sakit ksi akala ko di totoo Ang covid pero ng dumating po ito super stress Ang sinapit namen na Sana ako nalang at wag Ang mga anak ko but GOD is really great naka survive po kame kahit na dumating sa point na may covid na kme tas my walang Wala pa kme pero di kame sumuko lumaban at nalagpasan namen ng buo Kong pamilya

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    • momiberlin

      oo, ganun din kami. akala namin ala lang yang Covid na yan. un pala pati kami. kaya mas naintindihan na namin ung dumanas ng hirap dahil sa covid.

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  86. Mari Belcor (Former Maribel Cordovilla)

    Naiyak ako momi,, relate ako sa story mo dahil September 9 nabawasan kami ng member of family dahil sa covid. And one thing na oinaka worried ako andun ang eldest ko nakatira and nakasama niya mga covid patient…Pasalamat po tayo kay lord dahil nkasurvive ang hubby mo po and mga kids and pati ikaw momi. Gods will na din na kagustuhan ni Lord na makapagserve pa sa family ninyo and mga kids maliliit pa. Need tlga natin ang magingat lalong lalo na sa health, s nation alam ang katraiduran ng virus. Keep safe po tayong lahat.

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    • momiberlin

      so sorry po sa kawalan ninyo. at pasasalamat din po tlaaga sa Panginoon dahil eto kami at nakabangon na rin.

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  87. Joan lacida Andal

    Ako po naaawa sa mga ngkakasakit lage ko po sila Pinagdadasal yung mga my sakit, yung ang hirap na ng buhay tapos ngkakasakit pa hays, basta lage lang po tayo mgtiwala sa panginoon hindi nya tayo papabayaan

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    • momiberlin

      oo nga e. parang ang hirap na ang hirap na nga sa buhay tapos magkakasakit pa. talagang sinusubok tayo

      Reply
  88. Mary Ann Padua

    Talagang higit sa ano man kanino man ang panginoon lang ang ating sandigan at ipaubaya naten ang lahat sa kanya walang hinde naten kakayanin.God is good all the timee

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  89. Mary Ann Padua

    Talagang higit sa ano man kanino man ang panginoon lang ang ating sandigan at ipaubaya naten ang lahat sa kanya walang hinde naten kakayanin.God is good all the timee

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    • momiberlin

      God is good all the time.

      Reply
  90. Jenniferbalucating

    Hindi talaga tayo pinapabayaan ng diyos mommy.ndi rin cguro siya magbibigay ng pagsubok na ndi natin kayang labanan mommy.napakastrong nyo po mommy kinaya nyo po lahat kahit na ang hira n ng situwastion atleast kinaya nyo po at lumaban😇ndi po kayo nagpatalo kay covid19 ang hirap magkasakit lalo na covid19 kailangan talga ng dasal tatag at maging malakas at pangalagaan ang ating sarili😊ang strongnyo po mommy 💪

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    • momiberlin

      Ayun na nga lang talaga ang iniisip ko lagi. di tayo bibigyan ng pagsubok na di natin kaya harapin.

      Reply
  91. Jennifer balucating

    Napakabuti po talga ng diyos mommy
    Ang hirap po talaga pag may magkasakit sa pamilya tapos covid19 virus.salamat sa diyos mommy at nalamapsan po ninyo ang pagsubok na eto mommy
    Ndi po talaga tayo pinapabayaan ng dyos.stay safe mommy

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    • momiberlin

      hinding hindi tayo pinababayaan ng Panginoon.

      Reply
  92. Cecile De Castro

    Only faith in God and trust in Him give us the strength to endure and obtain victory. – Sunday Adelaja

    A little irony that you shared your story on the day our family has concluded our own 14 days of quarantine.🙂 Yes our family wasn’t spared too by this dreadful virus. Thankfully, the kids and I were asymptomatic but husband experienced some real discomfort. It was hard but with family and friends who extended their help and support, we were able to get thru this ordeal. And with strong faith in God, we also survived.

    God is good! To everyone, stay safe and healthy.🙏🙏🙏

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    • momiberlin

      your faith talaga kay God matetest sa mga panahon na to e. and we are thankful din na you were able to be on top of this virus.

      Reply
  93. Ma Gercel Elueso

    Napakahirap po Tlg ng pinagdaanan NYO at you are so strong to face it…sa mga panahong ganito nkktkot mkitang nghihirap ang mga Mahal ntin sa bigay.pro pg tlgng ksm ntin c Lord at ang pamilya ntin,mllgpasan ntin lhat khit gaano khirap.always praying for you and your family momi…Hugs and Love ❤️❤️❤️

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    • momiberlin

      thank you fo the hugs and love. we include you, too, sa prayers namin.

      Reply
  94. Nelly Angelie Pitao

    Napakatatag mo po Mimi, I’m very happy that at the end of that you have survived and I think this blog touched my heart in a way. Thank you for sharing Mimi. Love lots.

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    • momiberlin

      thank you, too, for finding the time to read. we deeply appreciate po.

      Reply
  95. Jonna Cielo

    Thank you lord at okay na po kayo ng fam niyo. Napaka brave niyo po! Ingat po kayo palagi Thank you lord at okay na po kayo ng fam niyo. Napaka brave niyo po! Ingat po kayo palagi. if ever pero wag naman po sana kapag nangyare ito saamin ay magpapakatatag din po ako gaya ninyo…

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    • momiberlin

      Nawa’y wag nga po mangyari sa inyo yan. Dasal po tayo.

      Reply
  96. Monica Oliveros

    Thanks god momi at nalagpasan niyo tong pagsubok na to sobrang brave niyo po grabe hindi madali yung nangyare pero kinaya niyo po para sa family❤ stay safe always po😇

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    • momiberlin

      Maraming salamat po talaga sa Panginoon. Ingat din po kayo lagi.

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  97. All-Around Pinay Mama

    Grabe, besh, ang pinagdaanan ninyo. Tip of the iceberg lang pala ang naikwento mo sa amin. Bilib ako sa tatag mo. Ikaw na! A story like this makes me cry. I hope and pray na hindi ninyo na maranasan ulit ‘yan. Hindi ‘yan biro.

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    • momiberlin

      hinding hindi na natin to mararanasan. ingat din kayo lagi.

      Reply
  98. Marie

    Congrats Momi Berlin to you and your family for winning the Covid Battle I just could not imagine what it could be like. Every Covid journey is unique but I am so glad that God was on your side this time.

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    • momiberlin

      yes, we thank God for his warm embrace especially those days we needed it so badly.

      Reply
  99. Rochelle Lovejoy Maldo

    Your Family is so strong lalo na po kayu Mommy 🙂 nakaka proud snaa ganyan din ako ka tapang lalo na at may dalawa akong baby girl, always pray lang tayu mommy sana matapos na itong pandemic na to at bumalik na sa dati 🙂 <3

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  100. Rochelle Lovejoy Maldo

    You are so strong Mommy <3 sana ganyan dn ako ka strong kagaya mo 🙂
    At sana matapos na itong pandemic na ito at bumalik na sa dati ang lahat.

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  101. Kat Santiago PH

    Despite the horrors of how the virus affected your family, I am amazed at how you look at it differently. You chose to look at what is more important, how to value what you have, and how you can move forward.

    God is so good that He healed you all without having to be hospitalized. The pandemic is still here, and I pray that we can all stay safe until this is over.

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  102. Kat Santiago PH

    Despite all the horrors that the virus did to your family, I admire that you looked at it differently. You chose to look at the positive things such as what is more important, self-love, how to value what you have, and how to be more emphatic with others. God is so good that you were able to survive without having to be hospitalized. This pandemic is still here, and I pray that we can all be safe.

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  103. anjelyn Female natal

    naranasan ko din mommy yan nung nagkacovid po ang husband ko sobrang hirap kc wala kami malapitan kc nakaquarantine cya kami lang ng mga anak ko dto sa bahay 😔😔pero nilakasan ko po loob ko kc alam ko pag napanghinaan ako ng loob pati mga anak ko ganun din nararamdaman kaya ngaun po wala n ata pagsubok na di namin malalampasan pa😊

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  104. anjelyn natal

    naranasan ko din mommy yan nung nagkacovid po ang husband ko sobrang hirap kc wala kami malapitan kc nakaquarantine cya kami lang ng mga anak ko dto sa bahay 😔😔pero nilakasan ko po loob ko kc alam ko pag napanghinaan ako ng loob pati mga anak ko ganun din nararamdaman kaya ngaun po wala n ata pagsubok na di namin malalampasan pa😊

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  105. Mosaic Tiles

    I am so sorry you’ve been through all of this pain but you survived it!!! Stay strong and stay healthy!!!

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  106. Catherine

    So sorry you had to experience this but God bless for getting through and coming out stronger in the end!

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  107. Heather

    I’m so glad that everyone is okay. What a scary situation for any family to be in.

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    • momiberlin

      And glad we were able to survive

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  108. Criselda Benin

    Isa po sa kinakatakutan natin mga magulang ang magkaroon ng sakit ang isa sa mga miyembro sa pamilya. Kinakatakutan ng lahat ang Covid 19, kahit sino ayaw magkaroon ng ganitong sakit. Kung iisipin po natin malaking pagsubok ang pagdadaanan natin kapag nagkaroon tayo nito. Masakit sa magulang makita ang mga anak na may sakit kundi bagkus aakuin nalang natin ito. Hanga po ako saiyong katapangan at tibay ng loob Momi Berlin❤️ pagsubok na pananalig sa Diyos at pagkapit sakanyang mga kamay ang tanging solusyon upang tayo manampalayata sakanya🙏 nakakatuwa po makakita ng masaya at buong pamilya❤️ keep safe and healthy po sa Family mo po Momi Berlin❤️

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  109. Rosey

    I’m so sorry you had to go through this all. My daughter and her family got it, including the two littles. They have recovered now, thank God!

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    • momiberlin

      Thank God they all recovered. That is what matters now.

      Reply
  110. Roxanne Dela Peña

    Sobrang nakakabilib po ang tibay at tapang niyo dahil nalampasan niyo ang pag-subok na ito sa pamilya niyo Momi. Mas doble po ang sakit sating mga nanay pag nakikita natin ang pamilya nating may masamang karamdaman lalo na po pag sa anak natin. Di po talaga natin masasabi kung ano ang pwede nating mapagdaanan kaya mag-ingat po palagi. Keep safe momi at godbless sa pamilyo niyo ❤️🙂

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    • momiberlin

      Ingat din po kayo lagi. At salamat po sa mga magagandang salita.

      Reply
  111. Lavanda Michelle

    Congrats on getting the Covid battle together and safe. It was hard on all of us and happy you are safe!

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  112. Lavanda Michelle

    Congrats on getting the Covid battle together and safe. It was hard on all of us and happy you are safe! 💚

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    • momiberlin

      thank you and hope you and your family are safe, too.

      Reply
  113. Lisa

    It’s good to know that you survived Covid 19. It’s been a tragic story for so many people. Let’s hope the worse is behind us.

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    • momiberlin

      Thank you. Yes, it is indeed a tragic and hope it ends already.

      Reply
  114. Winnie L. Cruz

    God is good all the time mommy thanks god at nalampasan nyo po ang pagsubok, minsan pinag pray ko ung iba po para sa kaligtasan po nila lalo na po ung mr ko na nag wowork sa labas po sabi ko nga wala naman mawawala kung mag pray po. nung na stop po sya mag work nung pandemic pati pag sama sa truck nang basura ung nangunguha po try nya po un para may pangkain po nag kada matay din po kasi ung alaga naming baboy pero salamat po kay lord at nakabalik na sya sa regular nyang trabaho.. kaya sa mga pagsubok na darating sating buhay lagi nating tandaan andyan lang lagi ang panginoon po. thank you mommy sa pag share mo nang story mo po.

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  115. Eduard

    A great story of a survivor really inspiring.

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  116. Graz Covz

    Teary-eyed aq while reading this article! Na move aq din sa ” You knew what you had, you just never thought you would ever lose it” Nagstick yum sa utak q. I just have a realization. Salamat DA oag share Mommy!

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  117. Jho Tacorda

    Sobrang hanga ako sayo at sa buo mong pamilya. Ang hirap ng sitwasyon nyo pero hindi kita naringgan ng kahit na anong reklamo o n3gatibong salita kahit nagkakausap usap tayo. You are blessed. Salamat sa inspirasyon para maging malakas.

    Reply
  118. Made It Through Mum

    Nakakatakot ang COVID-19. Kami man dumaan din dyan, kahit ang man of the house lang na infect, yung takot at pag aalala ko sa bahay habang nasa facility siya ay hindi matatawaran. Nakauwi na siya ng kinwento nya sa akin ang experience nya. Mahirap. Pero itinago nya sa akin kasi alam nya na mag aalala ako. Proud ako syo na kahit may nararamdaman ka, kumikilos ka pa rin para sa family nyo, na ang food na pine prepare mo eh, for survival at hindi para i-enjoy… Mag-ingat pa rin tayo

    Reply

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