Tuesday, October 21, 2014

To the Piggy mummy

“ You’ll thank me for this one day “
“ No, I won’t ! Never ! In your dreams ! “

Growing up, this used to be a very common conversation thread between mum and I. 

Don’t like public speaking ?
Well young lady, guess who’s going to be sharing a solo poem in front of everyone in church this Mother’s Day ? You’ll thank me for this one day.

Don’t like practicing your piano ?
You’re not going anywhere until I hear you repeat that page at least 10 times.  You’ll thank me for this one day.

You wanna eat that cake ?
Here’s the recipe. Bake it yourself. You’ll thank me for this one day.

Your braces hurt ?
What do you mean your braces hurt ?? You’re keeping them on until your teeth straighten and I’m not hearing another word of this ! Now finish your porridge ! You’ll thank me for this one day !

Over the years, my mother has never allowed me to back down from any challenge thrown in my path, and on more than one occasion has firmly put me right in the path of great challenges. Most of all, she taught us how to give. I remember our ire as children when she would pack up our toys each year and donate them away “because there are children out there with no toys to play and you haven’t touched these in a long long long time!!”. Today, my tiger *ahem* supermummy turns … 25 ! Again !  :P And because I cannot think of a better gift, here’s a great big thank you, to make up for all the thank you's I never told you.

So thank you mummy for constantly showing me that by pushing my limits, I widen my horizon.

Thank you mummy for showing me that nothing worth having, ever comes easy. And for constantly saying that even gold has to go through fire to get moulded ( See ! I listen wan ! )

Thank you mummy for showing me that by never giving up, we get the strength to plow through the bend and see greater things at the end of the road.

Thank you mummy for constantly reminding me not to settle for anything less than the best that one can give. For teaching me how to love, and give.

Thank you mummy for being a living testimony, and a living example of the unconditional love that God has for us.  

P.s : Pictures stolen from Elinluv.com

P.p.s : Woman, we need to take more pictures together, and less pictures of food !

Piggy Jo