Gelli just started her summer school session at One World School in Makati. This was thrilling for her. Exciting for her dad. Super proud moment for her Ninang. And for this momma, Gelli’s 1st Day of School was frightening.
This school year, I will have FOUR kids in four DIFFERENT schools, and I’m panicking, just a little.
I’m panicking for the obvious reasons of having four kids in four different parts of the city.
Add to my level of worry, that on the day when I brought Gelli to school, shortly after we settled into just waiting and hanging out for her to be done with her half day, Miguel messaged and said that there was an earthquake and he felt it in school.
That threw me for a loop.
Confession: I come from a family who is really good at worrying. I’ve seen my loved ones spin their wheels and get all worked up over the POSSIBILITY of things going wrong. I confess this to you now, so you understand all of the possible scenarios that I ran through in my head when Miguel reassured me that he was ok, and after my research with Mr. Google told me that the earthquake was 5.5 on the richter scale.
Being that this particular day was a day filled with a plethora of mixed emotions, and I was having a bit of hard time containing them all, I felt like I needed to share it with all of you. I know that as parents the best thing we can do is give our children ROOTS and WINGS.
It’s all about ROOTS and WINGS.
So I will stop spinning my wheels and worrying about:
- if Gelli will be able to adjust quickly…
- if Gelli’s classmates will be kind…
- if Gelli’s teachers will understand her…
- if Gelli will keep her hands to herself…
- if Gelli will be happy in her new surroundings..
- if Gelli will be able to read and write by the end of the school year…
- if I will be able to get to her in time if something happens…
And I will just trust the process.
I will rely on the experts.
I will let go.
I will say a little prayer of protection for my precious baby girl, and TRUST that GOD will take care of it all.