Teacher Anne vividly recounts her peculiar conversation with one of our scholars.
One of my students was absent yesterday. He’s usually absent because he wakes up late or he has no food to eat. So this morning, I decided to ask my student why has he been absent and late the past few days.
The soft-spoken little boy replied, “Nung Sabado’t Linggo po kasi may sakit na si mama, inalagaan ko po, eh kahapon po hindi pa rin po magaling si mama kaya po binantayan ko po at inalagaan. Kanina lang po naging okay kaya po pumasok na ako.” (Mom had been sick since Saturday. Yesterday, she wasn’t feeling any better so I had to stay home to take care of her. She was back this morning so I was able to go to school today.)
My world turned to a complete stop. In front of me was a little boy who had something not many have, the purity of the heart.