Posted February 17, 2008on:
I knew there was something more to the pre-valentine rosebud and box of Toblerone I received. That Wednesday afternoon after school, I got a call from Matt asking me if he and Kyle could take the driver to Ayala Mall because they needed to buy something. I said okay and thought nothing of it. They usually had to buy something for school anyway.
So flashback to that night I was on the bed posing for Jerry with my rosebud and Toblerone… Matt came up and sat next to me…
“Ma, is it okay for me to give a gift to someone on Valentine?”, he sheepishly asked.
I said “Why, of course it’s okay…”. And I proceeded to kid him about the trip to the mall… that it was more for buying his gift for the girl than for buying me the flower and the chocolate… We laughed at his futile attempt to deny it. Then he hugged me, kissed my cheek and said. “Thank you, Ma.”
After he’s gone out of my room, I sat there trying to make out the surge of emotions that came over me. I know this was a teen phase and that there was nothing serious about it. But must he grow up so soon? I wasn’t ready yet to share his attention with somebody else. Where did 14 yrs and 7 mos go?
Alas, I thought I prepared myself for this… I wonder when I will ever be ready.