Feb 9, 2016



The bell rang and she glanced up as I held her hand. “Nanay”(Mother) she uttered. I didn’t understand so I kept on walking with her. Suddenly she stopped and bravely said: I can handle this! I looked at her with admiration coupled with disappointment. No more whining, no more tiny arms entwined around my legs, nor the famous “I want to stay with you forever”.
She kissed me and waved goodbye.

And I stood there, under the rain, watching my 6 year old confidently walk towards the school building.

I can handle this.

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