“Mommy, I’m scared,” the little girl admitted as they walked their way to her school. “What if they don’t like me? What if they’ll laugh at me? What if…oh, I don’t wanna go to school!” she went on. The mother bent down and told her “Darling, you’ll never know until you tried.” The little girl looked at her mother’s earnest eyes and she sensed sincerity in her words. “I’ll go if you come with me, Mommy,” she bargained. “Okay. I’m just going to wait outside,” the mother agreed.
They arrived at the school hand in hand. Soon after, the little girl nervously entered the classroom and took a seat. The mother patiently waited for her child outside the room, taking a peek from time to time. Hours passed, and the little girl went outside with a wide smile on her face and exclaimed “You can go now, Mommy! I’ll be fine! Just pick me up later!” Surprised, the mother nodded and kissed her goodbye. “I love you, darling,” the mother whispered. “I love you too, Mommy,” the little girl replied with a quick hug and rushed back inside.
Many years passed and the little girl grew up and became a teenager.
“I can’t believe you insisted to drive me to school on my first day of COLLEGE, Mom,” she said sarcastically. Her mother looked at her daughter’s reflection at the side mirror of their car and realized how much she had grown. “Darling, look both ways before you cross the street, okay?” she said as they neared the college campus. The daughter simply rolled her eyes in reply while she busily pressed the keypad of her mobile phone. When they reached the campus gate, the daughter immediately rushed out of the car without looking back. The mother only sighed and drove away with tears in her eyes.