Saturday, March 7, 2009

Woman of My Heart (I mean my mother, not my girlfirend) :D

"International Women's Day (March 8) 2009 Theme: Women and men united to end violence against women and girls. Read here for more."
The first person who comes across my mind is my mother. There's no doubt that she's the best woman of my heart.
  • She gave birth to me and my 5 younger brothers and that's no mean feat.
  • She brought us up with love and endured our tantrum (which was almost impossible).
  • Educated us as best as she could with her not so high education (she had the misfortune of furthering her study higher than primary 6).
  • She instilled us with ethic and morality which she still believes so that we wouldn't become jerks. :D
  • Lembiding is a type of edible pakisShe is the anchor of my family through the two financial crisis (1985 in which my father lost his job and became slightly depressed & during 1997-98). I remember my mother did many things to reduce the household spending: selling nasi lemak (my brother & I used to help to sell it at our school, until the canteen staff complained and we ceased the selling); started planting vegetables, gathering lembiding at the roadside and edible mushrooms which usually bloomed after rain for food "supplement"; making and selling lihing, (or was it lee hing?); help my father (as he was too depressed himself) to find job by asking around and travel far... etc .
  • Not only that, she is the sunshine and blessed rain of my family.
I understand this is not Mother's Day but I say, "So what? She's a worthy woman."

Just for the record, I hate violence against women and girls, not only that, it is considered among my Most Hated Crimes. ;)


DeePo said... girls in ur family? must be headache to have 6 sons...ouch

KY Chua said...

Haha! :D Very true! ;)