That was how Dimples Romana described being a mother to two kids—Callie, 13, and Alonzo, 2.
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) surprised the 32-year-old actress with the PEP Editors' Choice for Teleserye Supporting Actress of the Year award last Monday, September 25, at Studio 10 in the ABS-CBN compound.
The Star Magic artist continued, “It’s so hard to have two children!
“Right now, I’m super adjusting… nahihirapan ako having two children, especially that one is a teenager and then the other one is a toddler.
“Both difficult stages, but equally fun.
“Kaya saludo talaga ako sa mga mommies na maraming babies and yet, they still get to just relax and be their own woman.”
But even with such motherhood challenges, Dimples still manages to have fun as a parent.
Her personal mantra? “Just enjoy!”’
She advised fellow working moms, “Just enjoy all the craziness and all the dynamics of being a mom.
“Kasi lalaki na sila 'tapos kapag malaki na sila, hindi na nila tayo masyadong kailangan.”
DEEPER CONNECTION. Dimples became emotional when PEP gave her the award.
“I’m so happy! You don’t know how happy I am!” she told PEP.
The Kapamilya actress won the award for her performance as Amanda, the firstborn of Sylvia Sanchez’s character Gloria in the 2016 ABS-CBN daytime series The Greatest Love.
On Instagram, Dimples looked back on the day she accepted the role and how it helped her grow as an actress.
“When I accepted the role of ‘Amanda,’ I was terrified and excited at the same time.
“It was a huge challenge and entailed tons of work and focus.
“Pero totoo pala yun, na growth only happens when you come out of your comfort zone…”
At the same time, the role gave Dimples a different perspective when it comes to parent-child relationships.
“I represented the children like Amanda,” she said.
“My hope is that through Amanda, children made positive changes as to how they treat their parents as they age.”
In our exclusive chat with Dimples, she underlined how much the daytime series personally affected her and her relationship with her family.
“You know, for anything, it really made my relationship with my mom even richer.
“I was more connected to my family, especially sa aking mama.
“Kaya habang kailangan pa nila tayo, let’s enjoy, have fun, and you know, grow with them as a woman!” Dimples related.