Allowing Others’ Joy

Last night, we were invited for a dinner with the family of Melody.

Who is Melody? She’s the undisclosed girlfriend of my son, Lecarre. Undisclosed in the sense that he never admitted that they’re into such love relationship until last night.


Melody had been the classmate of my son since first year college. Both of them graduated yesterday of the same course, same school. So you can imagine how close they are which included they oftentimes belonged into the same class groupings.

However, Melody’s parents didn’t allow her to be entering into love relationship for it might disturb her studies. During dinner, her parents opened something which really amused me and my wife. To make the long story short, Melody’s wish to say “yes” to my son’s courting was recently aproved by her dad just this week since they’re already both graduating.

I used to carry my son in my arms when he was just a little baby.  We used to play with his younger brother in the room acting like i’m a horse as they cheerfully rode on my body. Now that he’s 20 years old, full pledged college graduate with honor in the field of Information and Communications Technology, having a pretty nice respectful girlfriend, i guess my happiness is doubled.

My wife told me that this could be the beginning of her bitter sweet pain or melancholy, realizing the part in life where we slowly let go of our offspring so they can do things on their own while pursuing their dreams.

On my part, i must admit i also feel melancholic but part of happiness, i guess, is letting go.  Letting go means not possessing anyone. My wife and i had done our part in fully raising our son to the best we can. In fact, it’s our responsibility to do that. But seeing him, having successfully accomplished his education and not only that, having found the right girl in his life, happiness is more meaningful. I realize i can never be truly happy if i don’t see other people happy too. And how much more if this person is my very own full bloodied son!

P. S. Sa isip ko, talagang bagay silang dalawa. Sigurado ko na ang magiging anak nila ay maganda at matalino rin.


3 thoughts on “Allowing Others’ Joy

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