Wendy Valdez and husband Normann Garcia have just been to Europe twice this year, but without their two-year-old son Seth.
It pained them, but they had no choice.
In an Instagram post dated June 16, Wendy explained that Seth's health condition makes long haul travel difficult.
The caption read: "I really want to bring Seth everywhere, but we do not have enough resources yet to bring our helper with us or even my mom to help me take care of him on a travel, as far as the one we recently did.
"We also are the 'economy type' passengers only, not first or business class. Plenty of hours on my lap, would not work for him. He still wakes up many times in the night crying loudly. I need sleep for strength to attend to him for the day.
"Our trips, consists of lots of walking and carrying bags on train, subway stairs, and transferring from one city, hostel, bed and breakfast to another.
"We don't really take taxi to save money. It was just not feasible to take him with us, unless I am with at least one person to help alternate with me, to care for him.
"There are only 4 people who can send him to sleep, cathe him, and change his diapers, washing him with running water, and soap everytime; so his bum would not get irritated, as baby wipes alone, would lead to sores. Me, my mom, my sister and our helper.
"Someday, I pray that we will be able to travel the world together."
Seth has spina bifida, a birth defect that affects the spine.
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DREAM DESTINATIONS WITH SETH
In December 2018, Wendy was able to bring Seth along to their family trip to South Korea.
Although Seth and Wendy's mom were a bit sick on the first day of the trip, everything turned out well in the end.
Even though it was winter time, Wendy said her son enjoyed it.
Her post read, "Seth loved every moment of our trip, and he got better, even with the change of climate, he immediately adapted.
"Many times I heard him say; 'Wow mommy!' Thank you Lord."
Through Instagram direct messaging, PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) asked Wendy where else does she hope to bring Seth to?
She replied, "Switzerland to be with the family, because that is where my husband's sister lives, and Milan to spend time with some friends.
"Honestly, though, I'd rather bring Seth to Dysneland in Japan at his age. Or in the U.S. because they have facilities there for Spina Bifida Patients. Plus, most of my husband's relatives are there.
"I don't see any reason for Seth to appreciate Europe at the moment, and it would be taxing for him and us, and I don't think he will remember anyway; but if God will bless us with an opportunity to go, then why not."