March is known as women’s month, March 8 being International Women’s Day. But in the Philippines it is also considered graduation month.
To close this very special month, we thought of reprinting a graduation story written by Inquirer columnist Cathy S. Babao-Guballa, which, on close reading, is also a “herstory” of three generations of women.
In the article, Cathy ruminates about the high school graduation of daughter Pia and how she feels having graduated too “after more than a decade of shuttling her to and from school.” She then goes back to her own school days when her mother, actress Caridad Sanchez, was doing the same thing for her.
Read on and be reminded of how we felt – or would feel – “graduating along with our own kids”.
Our sincerest thanks to Cathy for allowing us to have this article reprinted on our blog.