Thursday, April 30, 2009

Mom, I Will Buy For You


"Son, I have not drink Cola for so long. Can we have some?" my late mother asked.

"Son, I want to eat ice-cream today. Can you buy for me?" My late mother begged.

"Son, I miss Rojak (a fruit and vegetable salad dish commonly found in Malaysia). Come, we go to buy together." My late mother gave me a phone call.

I was moved to tears as I recalled what my late mother had spoken...

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"Yes mom. I will buy for you." What type of son am I, to deny my dear mother the pleasure of enjoying some of these goodies?

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"They say ice-cream is too cold for me and I will cough a lot." Said my old mother.

"They say Cola has a lot of gas and is not good for me." Said my sad mother.

"They say rojak is dirty. It 's not hygienic." Said my longing mother.

I was trembling with sadness as I recalled her longing face, and my heart broke into a million pieces.

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"Mom, I will buy for you. " I said softly, finding it even harder to swallow my saliva. I sighed deeply. What kind of child am I to deny my age old mother the pleasure of having some of these goodies?

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Mom, now that you are gone, I am eating my ice-cream, cola, and rojak alone.

But I still enjoy thinking of your hearty smiles and your satisfying look.

Mom, you are so beautiful in your smile.

6 comments:

Sandy said...

Very Moving. I just lost my mother about 10 days ago,so this pretty close to home. Cleaning out the freezer yesterday and came across pop cycles...towards the end that was about all she could eat that tasted good.

My condolences to you for your loss, I do indeed understand the heartache.

Sandy
http://travelingsuitcase.blogspot.com/
leaving you the url with EC as your settings don't allow for name and url beyond the generic google. Though following the generic google you'll see my other blog where I've chatted some about my Mom

Jacqueline Parks said...

This is very meaningful to me. My grandmother spent her last month in a nursing home with advanced terminal cancer, and they wouldn't allow her so many of the things that had given her joy during her life. They wouldn't have hurt her then!

Thank you for sharing.

Salute said...

This is a very touchy story and these type of stories always hit home.

gLoR!e said...

its a nice story...it's true to some who had experienced it. life is to short to be elusive of anything we would like to have and wants..

yeokeehui@gmail.com said...

Until lately I still miss my mom. If only I had been more generous to fulfill her requests.

Blog Sersan said...

This is very good story let us always remember with our problems