Last birthday with my mum...

~ Posted on Monday, January 3, 2011 at 11:55 PM ~

I woke up this morning and saw my handphone showing a birthday reminder. If my mum is still alive today, she'll be 64 years old on 3rd January.

I still remember 4 years ago, I was at home, alone, praying for things to turn out fine. My mum was in the ICU at that time, her conditons slowly improving - she had kidney failure and was on daily dialysis.

It was just a few minutes after midnight on 3rd January and I decided to risk it (as in get ready to be scolded by the nurses for calling at such late hours). I called up the ICU department and asked the nurse to pass my birthday wish to my mum (she's sleeping that time) when she is awake. When I went to visit my mum later that day, I asked her whether the nurse passed her my birthday wish and she nodded. We didn't celebrate much, no cake, no card, just spending time together.

That would be my last time celebrating birthday with my mum. She passed away 8 days after that. She was and always will be the strongest woman and person I have ever known.

Ma, Happy birthday to you. I missed you so much...

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Sorry for your loss, she will always be with you in your heart. Happy New Year to you and family. May everything you wish for comes true. Stay healthy and happy always.

Catheryn  @ Pink Bibs

Oooh.. Jenny... hugs.

I can imagine & understand how you are feeling on each of your Mom's birthday.  

Hugs and you have a good day & week ahead.


it is very touching...Happy Belated Birthday Aunt..


This struck a chord with me even though my Mom is still alive, but she has cancer and I know its coming towards the end. It's scary.....

Thank you for sharing.

Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy

Hi all,

Thank you for your comments and support. Do cherish our loved ones while they are still alive. God bless you all!

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