This article is a follow up to the article titled “This Saddened Us”. The recollection I was discussing was a two-day affair initiated by the school where my youngest has been enrolled. It was an activity done to come up with a meditation once in every school year to realize the importance of Christianity and of relationship the child has on her/his family and everyone around her.
This year, the situation made a difference. Parents were required to be at the last day and closing ceremonies of the said activity and we were obliged to do a message to our child. Our presence and the message was a surprised to the children. So you can expect how touching the scene was when we came into the room silently where the blindfolded children was. We were instructed to read the message to our child. Parents cried and the children too for most of the messages were expressing their deep feelings. It was a touching scene really. I am not a person who drops tears easily but this time I felt warm water running down my cheeks. I was touch by our message (crazy!)but I was. My husband was with me that time. I didn’t know what prompted him for instead of talking and reading the message we wrote (for I was busy entertaining my feelings), he pulled a chair and sat there heads bend. I read part of the letter which expresses my own feelings to our daughter and handed to my husband to let him read his part. (The letter we made has two parts-one from me and the other from him). It was at this time, that my child’s bestfriend approached and embraced me saying “Tita, I’m sorry but we’re okay now.” All the more that it made the activity touching for all of their teachers were watching us (without us knowing, of course). And when I regained my composure, it was then that I realized that most of the parents, children and the teachers were watching us, teary-eyed but happy.
My husband too, though, uttered no words, felt the atmosphere. I knew he felt light too for the patch up and the make up. As we were going home, I asked my child” so you’re okay now? How does it feel” My child smiled at me but didn’t reply. I knew then, that she’s at peace with her bestfriend.
Sometimes, words are of no importance. Actions explain it all. Which made me think, if only people learn to forgive that easy, this world will be a better place for all of us. No inflictions of pain, sorrow and no more sufferings.