Tuesday, April 7, 2009

A Very Touching Story

I received this email just a few minutes ago...I read it till the end...so touching... that my tears dropped on my cheeks....





> After 21 years of marriage, my wife wanted me to take
> another woman out to dinner and a movie. She said, 'I
> love you, but I know this other woman loves you and
> would love to spend some time with you.
>
> The other woman that my wife wanted me to visit was my
> Mother, who has been a widow for 19 years, but the
> demands of my work and my three children had made it
> possible to visit her only occasionally.
>
> That night I called to invite her to go out for
> dinner and a movie. 'What's wrong, are you well,' she
> asked? My Mother is the type of woman who suspects
> that a late night call or a surprise invitation is a
> sign of bad news.
>
> 'I thought that it would be pleasant to spend some
> time with you, 'I responded 'just the two of us.
>
> She thought about it for a moment, and then said, 'I
> would like that very much.'
>
> That Friday after work, as I drove over to pick her up
> I was a bit nervous. When I arrived at her house, I
> noticed that she, too, seemed to be nervous about our
> date. She waited in the door with her coat on. She
> had curled her hair and was wearing the dress that she
> had worn to celebrate her last wedding anniversary.
>
> She smiled from a face that was as radiant as an
> angel's. 'I told my friends that I was going to go out
> with my son, and they were impressed,' she said, as
> she got into the car. 'They can't wait to hear about
> our meeting.'
>
>
> We went to a restaurant that, although not elegant,
> was very nice and cozy. My Mother took my arm as if
> she were the First Lady.
>
> After we sat down, I had to read the menu. Her eyes
> could only read large print. Half way through the
> entrees, I lifted my eyes and saw Mother sitting
> there staring at me. A nostalgic smile was on her
> lips. 'It was I who used to have to read the menu
> when you were small, 'she said.
>
>
> 'Then it's time that you relax and let me return the
> favor,' I responded. During the dinner, we had an
> agreeable conversation nothing extraordinary but
> catching up on recent events of each other's life. We
> talked so much that we missed the movie.
>
> As we arrived at her house later, she said, 'I'll go
> out with you again, but only if you let me invite
> you.' I agreed.
>
> 'How was your dinner date?' asked my wife when I got
> home. 'Very nice, Much more so than I could have
> imagined,' I answered.
>
> A few days later, my Mother died of a massive heart
> attack.
>
> It happened so suddenly that I didn't have a chance
> to do anything for her. Some time later, I received an
> envelope with a copy of a restaurant receipt from the
> same place Mother and I had dined. An attached note
> said: 'I paid this bill in advance. I wasn't sure that
> I could be there; but nevertheless, I paid for two
> plates - one for you and the other for your wife. You
> will never know what that night meant for me. I love
> you, son.'
>
> At that moment, I understood the importance of saying
> in time: 'I love YOU' and to give our loved ones the
> time that they deserve. Nothing in life is more
> important than your family. Give them the time they
> deserve, because these things cannot be put off till
> 'some other time.'
>
> Somebody said it takes about six weeks to get back to
> normal after you've had a baby.... somebody doesn't
> know that once you're a Mother,'normal' is history.
>
> Somebody said you can't love the second child as much
> as you love the first....somebody doesn't have two or
> more children.
>
> Somebody said the hardest part of being a Mother is
> labor and delivery ....somebody never watched her
> 'baby' get on the bus for the first day of
> kindergarten ....or on a plane headed for military
> 'boot camp.'
>
> Somebody said a Mother can stop worrying after her
> child gets married ....somebody doesn't know that
> marriage adds a new son or daughter-in-
law to a
> Mother's heartstrings.
>
> Somebody said a Mother's job is done when her last
> child leaves home ....somebody never had
> grandchildren.
>
> Somebody said your Mother knows you love her, so you
> don't need to tell her ....somebody isn't a Mother.
>
> Pass this along to all the 'Mothers ' in your life and
> to everyone who ever had a mother.
>
> This isn't just about being a Mother; it's about
> appreciating the people in your lives while you have


> them....no matter who that person is.

12 comments:

  1. woww.. I agree sometimes we do forget to say three words to our family.. especially our mother... sejak jadi ibu nie baru kita "really" appreciate kesusahan dan kepayahan beliau..

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  2. Hhmmm...so touching, dah pernah dpt email ni. Hargailah ibu kita selagi ada kan.

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  3. nadnye

    tula kan..dah jadi ibu baru lebih luas mata kita sedar betapa besarnya pengorbanan seorang ibu

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  4. kak ina,

    part nih "Somebody said you can't love the second child as much as you love the first....somebody doesn't have two or more children"

    ada org pernah ckp kat Aja takut nk bg anak adik. hehe..kalau baca nih so true kan kak. Kasih ibu nih x berbelah bagi walau berapa ramai anak... SubhanAllah...

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  5. betul aja...

    akak pon penah dengar stetmen tuh....hati seornag ibu, Allah aje yg tahu kan...

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  6. Salam Hez..

    bila dah jadi ibu, baru kita sedar pengorbanan ibu tu besar sangat2.. baru kita faham kenapa selama hari ni mak asyik tegur itu & ini, sebab mak nak yg terbaik untuk kita.
    selagi kita tak jadi ibu & tak pernah bela/asuh anak (tak kira lah anak sendiri @ anak angkat), kita takkan faham bgmn indah nya jadi ibu.

    & i ade 1 masalah.. dunno should i write it in my blog..??! this is abt my sis (21 year) yg rebelious & selalu pk yg mak tak sayang dia & selalu buat perkara yg mak tak suka... cara my sis berpk tu buat i fenin & hangin satu badan... huhuuuu..

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  7. cedihnyee..
    ku tak sanggup nak send kat hubby..
    musti dia nangis..byk perkara yg tak sempat dia buat utk mak dia contoh, dpt menantu cam ku, dpt cucu cam adwan... sbb mak dia dh kembali mengadap maha pencipta... 5 bulan sebelum kami diijapkabulkan...

    ;(

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  8. kakyong,

    ekceli..my sis pon ada yg mcm tu...sian mak kan...tapi tulah...tak semua anak2 behaved well..mcm anak2 kita la..mybe anak bib kecik lagi..lom nmpk peel masing2...mcm anak2 sy dah besar2 ni...mmg nmpk beza satu dgn yg lain...
    apa boleh dibuat towards our sis...kalo tegur pon tak jalan...doa jelah yg terbaik

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