I can still hear my OB panicking in the OR until now. “Bilisan niyo. Emergency C/S ‘to. Cord coil. In fetal distress na!” I remember praying, “Please, ako na lang...” I remember the tears of utter joy when the doctors said, “Baby out! Humihinga ng konti.”
That was nearly five years ago. This is that baby now, in her pre-graduation shoot.
Today, she asked me, “Maganda ba ‘ko, Mama?”
“Yes, baby,” I told her.
“Kapag may makeup?”
“Kahit walang makeup. You will always be beautiful to me, kahit anong mangyari.“
The years are fleeting and I am beyond thankful to the Universe that I am there to see them all unravel for her. It’s a profound and beautiful thing to be here — seeing, seeking, making moments happen one baby step at a time.
Proud of that little girl always,