Last Sunday was my mom’s birthday. We visited her grave site at Rose Hills in remembrance. What I remember most about my mom was her laughter. She was well-liked by her friends and relatives because she is easy going and laughs easily.

I learned from my mom to be patient and kind to people. She showed me how to persevere in relationships when the other person is not acting as you hope they would. I learned to love family and children as a priority in life. There wasn’t anything she wouldn’t do for her children.

I appreciated her for not pushing her Chinese culture expectations on me. She was open to new ideas and accepted my decisions though she did not agree with them. She allowed us to go away for college and never held us back from doing what we wanted to do.

After I got married, my mom cut coupons for me, bought soap and toilet paper for me when they were on sale, and held and sang Chinese songs to my son when he was a baby.

I look forward to seeing my mom in heaven… well, I mean to see her in heaven someday, not too soon I hope.

2 Responses to “My mom”

  1. Theresa Ruiz Says:

    Katy, How beautiful….Your mom must be smiling in heaven. She gave you a beautiful memories to cherish, not all children are that fortunate.

    Love, Theresa

  2. Joyful Says:

    Yes, I am very fortunate. 🙂

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