Remembering Ma on Mother’s Day

I’ve been switching the names of my co-workers last week and it reminded me of a person who was known for doing the same thing. And when she wants to call someone, she’d mention two to three names first before she can say the name of the person she wanted to ask or say something to. I don’t know how and why she does it, but that is how it was with her before and this is how it has been with me lately. Oh, no. Look what you have done to me now, Mother. I have become just like you!

But I’ve always wanted to be like you anyway. I’ve liked and admired the way you thought things through even when we disagreed sometimes. I loved your sense of fashion and I will never forget how you always tell me to dress my best even when it’s a Wednesday or Friday. I felt so special every time you asked me what you wanted to make for me when I come home on the weekends back when I was in college and when I was already working in the city. You’ve always made my bed so comfortable so that I can get a good night’s sleep. You’ve heated water for my bath, prepared my breakfast in the morning, pressed my clothes, fixed my shoes, gave me money, kept my graduation pictures and prayed for me a lot. And you know what is more amazing? You had seven children, and you did the same to each of them. How can we thank you for all these, Mother?

Today is Mother’s day again. So I called my sisters to greet them a happy Mother’s day. I heard your voice in theirs. We all cried, and laughed, and cried again. Thank you ,Ma, for teaching us to love and take care of each other. Happy Mother’s day. I’ll see you in God’s time.

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