Friday, September 14, 2007
Influential women in my life
I would like to share with you two influential women in my life; the first one is my dear mummy and the second, my mother in-law.
My mom, a gutsy and loving person whose unconditional love and values nurtured me for the past thirty over years and continue to do so up till today. With no formal education except for a few years of night classes was an efficient tailor by profession, a marvelous cook, a gentle provider, a resourceful woman and a life-mentor. My sis and brother would definitely agree with me. A conservative woman in many things but also an open minded woman in many ways especially in choosing our life partner and career. In her seventies now, still a marvelous cook and our idol in the family, when we (me, my sis and brother with our families) go back home for vacation, we will all climb up mom’s king size bed, catch up with good old times and latest happenings in each of our life, often laughing our heart out, in the course of doing so we made our dad, spouses and kids real jealous. Words cannot express how thankful we are to have her and no words could ever describe how special she is to each of us. We love you mom and we wish you best of health, you are one special woman in our life and forever will be.
Well, I’ve certainly heard of not so positive remarks/stories about mother and daughter in-law relationships but I’m thankful for mine and could not imagine life without her unconditional love and support for the family. With no formal education, she spent most of her time working hard as a construction worker (no joke) and a rubber taper. I consider her the most flexible woman of her time, staying with us ever since I delivered my first child; she is our domestic engineer, public relation officer, nutritionist and one who pampered the whole family. Due to her easy going character, her pool of friends is large and from all walks of life. I love you mama even though I know your granddaughters sometimes drive you up to your nerves, yet you are still so patient with them. I really appreciate that and when I graduated from my Masters, she made good publicity and was so proud that the whole block of condo knew about it (kind of embarrassing for me, but I understand, in the small village where she originated there are not many daughter in-law graduates!).
So salute to these two influential women in my life….