They kept referring to him as “the child”.

I wanted to scream at them that “hey, the child has a name!”

That beautiful child’s name is Luijoe.

But I did not yell at them because…

The tears just rolled. 🙁 đŸ˜„

I was surprised. I don’t easily tear. Perhaps, it doesn’t get easy when confronted this way, even if it’s 7 years after Luijoe drowned.

Hearing my husband and the representative of the resort’ narration of the accident seemed surreal. Some memories bring back the pain, but some bring back memories of joy as well.

So many non-bloggable things to say about today’s mediation hearing . To put it mildly, let’s just say it didn’t turn out too well but we hope…

Justice, my son will come. I will be patient.

About the author

You may contact Noemi (noemidado @ for speaking and consultancy services in the following areas: Parenting in the Digital Age (includes pro-active parenting on cyber-bullying and bullying) ; Social Business ; Reinventing One’s Life; and social media engagement.

Our parenting workshop is called "Prep to Prime (P2P): Parenting in the Digital Age (An Un­Workshop)"

P2P Un­Workshops are conducted by two golden women in their prime, Noemi and Jane, who have a century’s worth of experience between them. They are both accomplished professionals who chose to become homemakers. This 180­degree turn also put them on a different life course which includes blogging, social media engagement and citizen advocacy. They call their un­workshops Prep to Prime or P2P, for short, to emphasize the breadth of their parenting experience.
They tackle different aspects and issues of parenting ­­ from managing pregnancies, prepping for the school years of children, dealing with househelp, managing the household budget, to maximizing one’s prime life and staying healthy through the senior years.