coffee break ver. 1.40

Flashback. In 2003,I had this very interesting chat with Renz, my Kinder student in Claret School of Quezon City.

I was on my table, fixing some documents. The kids were having their recess in their usual playful and childlike mode. I was wearing a long face as I contemplated on my not so good lovelife. This was way before Gino and I became a couple.

Renz: Teacher Jan? (staring at me with a priceless smile)
Me: Yes Renz? (looking back at him)

Renz: Don't be sad. Things will be fine. (winking at me)

Me: Huh? (clueless on what he was saying)

Renz: Whatever problem you're thinking... it will be fine soon.
Me: Ooh... Thanks Renz. (I've never been this grateful before.)

Renz: Promise Teacher Jan. It will be okay. Smile now.

Without checking if I did, he left and went back to his friends while I went to the bathroom and let the tears roll down.

It's amazing how a 6-year old child can utter such words to a confused adult like me. Such genuine conversations are a treasure we hold on to.


Vina said...

here's my contribution jan!

Joanne MV said...

Hi Jan! Here's my share for this week's coffee break - http://reejane.blogspot.com/2008/10/coffee-break-ver-140.html

I'm on time! ;)

i'm babie said...

thanks jan! i loved your coffee breaks.

done at http://ybabie.blogspot.com/2008/10/coffee-break-ver-140.html

jan celiz-magtoto said...

@vina: sigh... such a heart-warming story you shared here vina.

jan celiz-magtoto said...

it has been proven and tested... being in the company of kids is life-changing!

mari said...

here is my share sis:

theworkingmom said...

Actually, it's a conversation with my mom. I really miss my cousin. Here's my contribution:


abie said...

mine is posted here sis:


Farah said...

Hi Jan! andito na naman ako Ü