Not paying heed to a fortuneteller’s warning about an impending curse in the family, Adam (Christopher De Leon) endows daughter Dana (Yam Concepcion) and her boyfriend David (Xian Lim) the go signal to pursue their wedding. To everyone’s shock, the seer’s prophesy prevailed, with the majestic wedding ceremonies ending in a tragic car accident, leading Dana to comatose and killing the child in her womb. More than a year later, Dana woke up and was blessed with a second chance at being a mom to Michael (JJ Quilantang), the infant abandoned outside the Wong residence. Even if they met as strangers, Dana many times proved that she can be a real mother to Michael, as shown in these scenes from Love Thy Woman.
It was a case of love at first sight for Dana as she met Baby Michael for the first time; her face painted with adoring smiles. She looked and cradled him like he was the cutest and most perfect human on earth. There was no struggle in Dana’s decision to adopt the child as her parents Adam and Lucy (Eula Valdez) were just as delighted. “You are heaven sent. You’re such a blessing. I will love you and take care of you and I will never ever leave you,” the new mom vowed to Baby Michael.
Dana even brought Baby Michael to the office and she took pride as the employees flocked around the adorable infant to take photos. The shower of compliments about Baby Michael elevated Dana’s joy, and ego.
The fresh start swamped her heart in bliss especially when David started repairing their relationship. Thankful for David’s efforts to put up Baby Michael’s nursery, Dana cling unto him and the three of them turned into an image of a happy family. Despite her occasional wickedness, Dana learned to soften her heart towards her son, even making necessary sacrifices like waking up in the middle of the night to soothe Baby Michael back to sleep.
However, conflict re-appeared when Michael grew up into a young boy and Dana’s life intertwined again with that of Jia (Kim Chiu)’s. Painful memories of David and Jia’s illicit affair and the latter’s growing closeness with Michael have stirred Dana’s possessiveness towards her son. David expressed his wish to file for a shared custody but Dana is determined not to let him win, highlighting his infidelity as his biggest ace against him.
Dana is a testament that motherhood is often a woman’s biggest redemption from every setback she suffers from and that being a mom isn’t measured by blood but through love and sacrifices.