Tuesday, December 02, 2008

People to be grateful for. Part 2

This is the second post of this series.

Thank you to my mother:

It is very clear that my mother has made a lot of sacrifices for the family and her family. I am unsure if I would do the same if I were to be a mother. When I was young and needs to see a specialist for persistent cough, she was the one who took time to accompany to see the doctors. She was the one who would also make time to accompany for my initial visits to the orthodontist when I needed braces when I was younger, for an improved bite.

She has laboured for the family, doing quite a bit of the household chores. That probably freed me up from domestic chores so that I could have the time to work on pursuing many of my interests. My interests have been on whatever that are mentally stimulating and abstract, and very limited on the domestic sphere. Perhaps one household task I would happily do would be to wash the dishes.

When I was in Primary School, she would bring home a number of brochures on Singapore from the hotel that she works in. That has probably sparkled my interests in travelling about Singapore to learn more about its interesting culture and heritage.

Even if she probably does not quite figure the better way to love me, it is already extremely touching to me that she bought me a very precious gift for me for my 21st birthday: the double bass that now sits at my home, which I affectionately refer to as "my husband". This is the best gift to support my interests in the playing of the double bass.

In addition, she was present to help me carry my double bass stool all the three times when I sat for my practical exams on the double bass.

Thank you Mom. I realised I may not be able to thank you enough.


mistipurple said...

moms are the greatest people on earth, next to dads, lol.
am happy you have a great mom too, py.

Jammie J. said...

A great mom is truly a blessing. From your writing, it appears that I feel the same way about my mom as you do yours.