Doctor na nagpa-anak sa Asawa ng Sundalo na naka duty, Nakaka-iyak na Checkpoint Scenario.

BLISSFUL ENCOUNTER

I was on my way home about 10 pm few nights ago when my car was flagged down at a check point manned by men in uniform, a young officer went to my side:

Officer: magandang gabi po, saan ang punta natin ma’am
Me: pauwi na sir
Officer: saan po nanggaling at mukhang ginabi tayo
Me: hospital
Officer: ano pong hospital
Me: ( i gave the name of the hospital)
Officer: dyan din po naadmit wife ko, kc manganganak na siya
Me: ( i was reading his nameplate & i asked) ……..ba name ng wife mo?

Officer: ( nodding) opo, opo ( looking at me &
probably realized) ikaw po si dra ibarreta?

Me: (w/o answering, i said) nanganak na siya; bakit hindi ka na ka leave?

Officer: ubos na leave ko doc, sayang naman pangdagdag sa budget sa panganganak ni mrs & besides full alert kc kami

Me: (my heart went out to this young man, seemed like he was in deep thoughts) ano maitulong ko sa iyo, magtulongan nga tayo. (silence) O sige na nga kung sabihin ko sa iyo na wala kang babayaran sa akin, as in wala, ok na yon?

Officer: ay hindi po, nakakahiya po, sobra na po yon
Me: bakit, ako nga hindi nahiya sa iyo, nagsilbi ka sa bayan
Officer: (at this point he called his companions
& introduced me to each one, social distancing observed) siya ang doctor ng mrs, nanganak na daw si mrs

& everybody were cheering him. I was amused to see these men jubilant over the news

Me: ano meron kayo for midnight snacks?
Men: madami pong tinapay
Me: pangtulak? (I handed them a bottle of
imported coffee given me by
a friend) heto pasensiya na ha naka gift
wrapped pa

Men in chorus: birthday nyo po?
Me: hindi, matagal na then they started singing Happy Birthday in the middle of the night

I was enthralled by their singing. Oh…WHAT A NIGHT!! A blissful encounter! ?

©️ Dra. Imelda Macayra Ibarreta – Davao City, Philippines ??

#SaluteToAllFrontliners
#ProudlyDabawenyo

credi to: Monching Lumantas

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