22. I’m proud of you

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“So sana, anak, when you decide to marry your girlfriend, I hope you feel God’s presence when you experience unconditional love from her.”

“Sana nga, tay. Pero ang problema, I think she’ll work abroad when she graduates. Hindi naman puwede susunod ako sa kanya. I believe I should stay here in our country because this is where I was born and I must help our fellow Filipino in whatever way I can.”

“That’s very good to know, my son. That’s very good. That’s why I feel you have something great in you, a potential waiting to be unleashed.”

“Grabe na man yan, tay. A potential waiting to be unleashed. Hahaha! Pero I like that.”

“Again, hindi ako nagbibiro. I can see clearly that you’ll achieve so many great things in your life. You’re a good, talented and skilled man as well as your brother. Just keep developing and sharpening what you have. Even when you were just small, I told your mom you’re different. You’ll see. You’ll know when the right time comes and you’ll look back into this day when we’re conversing and you’ll say I was really right.”

 

“Sige nga, tay. Paki ulit yung sinabi mo. I’ll record your words through my cellphone. Hehehe!”

“Ok, here we go… My son, I feel you have something great in you, a potential waiting to be unleashed. I can see clearly that you’ll achieve so many great things in your life. You’re a good, talented and skilled man as well as your brother. Just keep developing and sharpening what you have. Even when you were just small, I told your mom you’re different. You’ll see. You’ll know when the right time comes and you’ll look back into this day when we’re conversing and you’ll say I was right… Ok na ba yan?”

“Ok na ok, tay! Thanks, ha! Talagang na ulit mo yata word by word yung sinabi mo. Galing! Already saved in my audio files. I’ll listen to it especially when I’m down so to remind and inspire me of what I’m capable of doing. Salamat talaga, tay.”

“I thank you more, anak.”

“Bakit naman?”

“Because every time I look at you, you put me up. I know I have so many failures in my life. I got nothing to show to you that you can be proud of me. But looking closely at you and your brother on what you do both so good, I’m just so proud of you. Please tell this to your brother later that I’m proud of him as well.”

“Ok po.”

“And I realize with my age about to be fifty, there’s nothing anymore in me that I should prove something. What I mean, raising you both to be refined and respectful boys, I think, yun na ang pinakamaganda kong nagawa dito sa mundo. When you become fully successful on what you do which I know you will, bonus na lang yun para sa akin.”

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4 comments

      1. You move me, miss. Thank you. I guess I can’t thank you enough. One of the greatest fulfillment of a writer is to know there’s someone out there who diligently reads his writings. Whether it’s composed of one or more audience, it’s enough to keep him writing continuously.

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