“I couldn’t believe it, I was hearing the familiar voice of my mother, and felt like I was in heaven.”
Yes, OFW Jimmy Cubilla has finally located his mother! And talking to her today, he said that his cry, because of happiness and relief of finding out that his beloved mother is still alive, was cut off by his mother’s incessant talking, in a language he couldn’t understand, so he laughed instead! But while relating this to me earlier, he said that he has been openly crying – tears of joy – because his search in the past month, has finally bore fruit!
“I no longer am alone and at last I have a family I can call my own. And I thank God for answering my prayers!”
A family, it is, because he has a brother and a sister, from his mother’s – Lucy Cubilla – union with her second husband, Edgar Sanogal.
Jimmy related that in a desperate move to locate his mother, he posted last night, after work, at around 1.30am, to yet another Facebook group bearing the name of Antique, the province known to be the place of his stepfather. His initial search took him to The Antiquenos Around The World Group and Page.
In less than an hour he read a comment from one member named Leen Ai Sisa asking him if his stepfather is nicknamed “White”? He remembered his father to be white-skinned with yellow hair, so he excitedly responded a YES! And it started a deluge of messages in the thread which led him to finally talking to his brother, and to his mother.
Jimmy now plans to take care of his family, especially after he found out that his mother is working in a house in one of the neighbors and his stepfather just relying on meager income from odd jobs. He wants to go and see them but he cannot enjoy a leave of absence from work yet because he just switched jobs and he needs to finish his two years contract at least. He plans to go to Antique, specifically in Poblacion 4 of Hamtic, only in March 2015.
[Hamtic is also my hometown and told Jimmy that because I will be going back to Antique this April, I will be seeing his family ahead of him.]
NOTE: You can read previous stories on Jimmy Cubilla’s search for his missing parents through the following links: