One time, we all went to the mall. While everyone was inside one of the stores, she was sitting on the benches outside and resting. How easy she could take a nap!
I didn't like the mall that much. I felt suffocated almost. I was standing by the bench where she was sitting. I look at her peacefully sitting. I stand there and feel the peace emanating from her. She smelled of a fragrance-- a sweet fragrance. I remember that feeling, I said to myself. This is how I felt whenever I was with them in the Philippines as a child. I was safe. Secure. Under God's blessing.