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  • An Ode To Mom

    Monday, Apr 30, 2012 2:25PM / Standard Entry / Members only

    Time check: Almost lunchtime,but still neck-deep with work.Poised to finish this till my large intestine gorged onto my small. But I don't know why a very familiar image suddenly flashed into my mind.Mommy.Knees grew weak,had to grab my chair. Sat their motionless,tears trickled down my cheeks. Oh no,forgot that I did put on mascara,for sure I look like a raccoon now. Mom suffered a massive stroke this year,leaving her bedridden for a couple of months.It was a difficult two months for me,being the breadwinner of the family.Dad passed away 2001 and I'm an only child,so it's just been me and Mom.Emotionally,physically,mentally and financially,was badly beaten and bruised.Before and after work,had to see if she had taken her breakfast/dinner and maintenance medications.Sleep eluded me,have to be up almost every hour to check on her.A nurse,therapist and caregiver all rolled into one.But have to give special mention and credit to my angels here on earth,we've managed to pull through. With therapy,she can walk a little now,but no trace of the bubbliness she once possessed. I always tell her to fight off her illness but the sad fact is she's slowly succumbing to her summers of life. This morning,as I bid her goodbye,she held my hand and squeezed it,and uttered ,Thank you...So had to ask her,thanks for what? "Thanks for taking care of me. I'm very proud to have you as my daughter"Fighting back the tears,told her," Oh,don't worry about me,all I want is for you to be well" Then she told me that whatever happens to her,I have to be strong.Life must go on. My sturdy facade almost crumbled into pieces.No matter how much you condition your mind,you can never be ready for this. 
    Mother's Day is just around the corner,a post coming straight from the heart is a fitting tribute to a wonderful woman who has given me unconditional love. A thanks from my Mom? No way! I owe her my life. If not for her able guidance,I wouldn't be where I am right now. 

    Can't thank you enough. 

    Mom,remember this song? You sing this everytime I feel scared,confused and sad.Thanks for being my pillar of strength,the wind beneath my wings. You're the best in my book.Advance Happy Mother's Day and you know that I love you...

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