last night, before going to sleep, the little girl begged me again not to go to the office anymore. she's been telling me this for the last couple of months already. the last few times, including last night, she was in tears.
my heart so ached.
yesterday, before this happened, i attended her Buwan ng Wika celebration at her pre-school where she participated in the Tagisan ng Pagbigkas ng Maikling Kwento in which she won 3rd Prize. she related the story of Ang Kuneho at ang Pagong. i made a cardboard turtle's shell and fixed on her left with a turtle nose and tail. on her right was a rabbit ear on her head a nose and tail too. and she presented her story b turning each side whenever each animal spoke. it wasn't perfect yet because she fumbled on some statements and giggled when she made mistakes. but it was a good start. for all of you who know the little girl well, i know you're surprised by this. it is her first time to actually participate in a school activity where she will have to perform by herself in front of parents, teachers and classmates. hubby and i are so proud of her.
i know though that she could've done better had i been consistently practicing her. had i been always with her, and not at work everyday.
one day soon, my child. i promise.