I’ve known Mang Claudio for most of my life. He was my uncle’s chauffer.
I look at Mang Claudio as a member of the extended family. Because of the nature of his job, he’s been there for a lot of our family milestones.
He’s retired now but he still does odd jobs for the rest of the family . He drives for me from time to time. I haven't heard from him for awhile.
I got a text message from him earlier today. The message was “Asan ka na? Kumusta ka na?” (“Where are you? How are you?”).
The blues make me sluggish so it took a while for me to reply. I thought he was asking because he needed something from me.
I texted him back to say I was in Manila and I was okay.
A few seconds after, he sent back another short message, “Alam kong mag-isa ka lang sa bahay, kinukumusta lang kita kung okay ka” (“I know you’re alone in the house, I’m just checking on you to make sure you’re okay”).
I have angels watching over me. I feel really blessed