Para kay Marjorie Barretto, ang taong 2019 ang pinakamahirap na pinagdaanan niya at ng kanyang pamilya.
Ngayong Sabado, January 11, ibinahagi niya sa kanyang Instagram ang mga pinagdaanan nila, pero nagpapasalamat din siya na kahit paano ay nalagpasan nila ang mga ito.
Sabi pa niya [published as is], “We got back a few days ago from our vacation.
“I purposely did not post too many photos coz I wanted to enjoy every moment.
“Looking over My photo album now, there is so much I would like to share about how we ended the year.
“2019 was by far the most challenging year of My life.
“We had a wedding, 2 funerals, and a birth of a new baby.
“My children moving into their own homes, and one starting a family.
"Each of My 5 children needed their Mom to be there for them and to be strong.
"It was all happening so fast, i did not have enough time to process each situation carefully.
"I did not have the luxury to break down.
"But God is always good, and God is fair.
"We learned valuable lessons from extreme pain and extreme happiness.
"I found so much peace in prayer, and learned how to shut off from the outside world and just listen and trust God.
“I also want to thank My children, they were My strength and My reason to keep going.
“We celebrated birthdays and stood together in sickness, in scandals and most importantly in faith.
“I feel 2020 will be a better year, because I know that the circumstances of 2019 made us stronger than ever.
"Thank you for loving me.”
Ilan sa mga intriga at kontrobersiyang hinarap at ininda ni Marjorie ay ang bashing na tinamo ng kanyang anak na si Julia Barretto matapos itong iturong bilang third party sa hiwalayan nina Gerald Anderson at Bea Alonzo.
Ang problema din ng panganay nitong anak na si Dani Barretto sa ama nitong si Kier Legaspi ay naging usap-usapan din noong nakaraang taon.
Pero ang pinakamalaking kontrobersiyang hinarap niya ay ang komprontasyon nila ng mga kapatid na sina Gretchen at Claudine Barretto sa lamay ng namayapa nilang amang si Miguel Barretto noong October 2019.
Sinegundahan pa ito ng paglabas ng isang video kung saan maririnig siyang nagsasalitang gusto daw niyang “sapakin” ang isang nagngangalang Inday.
Kalaunan, inamin mismo ng kanilang inang si Inday Barretto na siya ang tinutukoy ng anak.
Inamin na rin niya sa isang panayam na ang ama ng kanyang bunso ay ang dating alkalde ng Caloocan na si Recom Echiverri.