Ako Bicol Rep. Alfredo Garbin’s wife Nasreen looks back on turbulent year, but remains optimistic


2017 and 2018 had been challenging for Ako Bicol Rep. Alfredo Garbin and his wife Nasreen,

In a Facebook post, Nasreen recalled that she nearly lost her husband when he needed an emergency operation in Russia, but fortunately, he pulled through.

The last month of 2018 also proved to be a trying one. They lost their friend, Ako Bicol Rep. Rodel Batocabe, who was gunnned down on Nasreen’s birthday. On the same day, robbers broke into their houses and carted off valuables.

Nasreen said she became depressed and traumatized because of the incidents.

Nevertheless, she chose to welcome 2019 with optimism. She said she would forget the nightmares and celebrate their second lives. She would be thankful that their family is whole and together, and they are safe despite everything.

Let’s all pray for better things to come!

“This will be a long and emotional read:🥺

I thought 2017 was the unlucky year for all of us for not everyone knows I nearly lost my husband when we went to Russia and needed an emergency operation but nevertheless I and my family were super grateful for God saved him and healed him quickly. 2018 was just perfect but until December came, we lost a friend from a horrible tragedy on my birthday and just 30 minutes after my day ends, robber/robbers went in to our room where me and my kids are sleeping. I was awake since my eldest was having a high fever. It was horrifying to watch how they were trying to open the only door that is between us and them. I was so blank that I just called my husband and brother-in-law and turned on the TV. Next day Pido found out before I was about to tell him of the incident that all of his important belongings and our cash was gone. Depression has been eating me since then. Traumatized that we are not safe anymore. Scared. It surely made a toll in our lives. It killed me thinking that on the 23rd of 12:30 am if I opened our door due to curiosity, I’m sure things could have been ugly.
This year 2019, I’m grateful it came. It’s time to forget these horrible nightmares. It’s time to move on and celebrate our 2nd lives. I’m just grateful that I get to see these smiles.. hug each other’s pains. And kiss my little ones’ wawa or booboo… I’m grateful that I get to see everyone each day whole. God, thank you for saving us. Beyond words how grateful I am that despite of it all, we are safe.
To everyone I might a little bit late to greet you, but let me say A Happy Happy New Year Everybody 🥳🎉😘. May this year be filled with pure happiness, love and good health to all of us. May God protect us beyond our powers. Thank you. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 I love you all,” Nasreen posted.