ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday October 7, 2007
Vol. 42 - No 19

You gave us so much

~ Mala Liyanage

I’ve been spending sleepless nights thinking as to how I should pen my thoughts that are buried deep within me. It’s been a year filled with agony since you went away. Ever since you left us our lives have changed as well.

Mala Liyanage

Mummy, you provided us everything we ever wished for, most of all you gave us unconditional love, protection, warmth and support that we will ever be grateful for. You did every possible to bring sunshine to our lives. You dedicated your valuable life to both of us irrespective of the obstacles you had to go through. We were your world- you lived within that framework and have been an inspiration to us. Mummy, you always disliked the word “No” and never took “No” for an answer. You were a great support to many.

You taught us to be polite, kind, determined, grateful and most of all never to give up. At times there was so much determination and passion in your work that even your friends and business associates would stand aside and admire your courage. No matter how busy you were, you always made it a point to discuss the difficulties that we had in our new endeavours. You started life from scratch and reached great heights with remarkable achievements. I have never come across a courageous woman like you who was so down-to-earth.

There were instances when you hurt me but the very next moment you talked to me with so much love that I could not resist coming back to you.

You were a kind-hearted, down-to-earth person who was highly regarded in society. You were a successful businesswoman, social worker and most of all, a dear friend. I was three months pregnant when you passed away. I still remember that unfortunate day when you closed your eyes. Mummy, now I am a mother of an adorable baby boy. Remember you always wanted me to have a baby boy since you felt there weren’t many boys in the family.

I have been blessed to have what you wanted from me. I wish I could have had the privilege of you holding my son in your arms and blessing him. I still refuse to accept the fact that you are no more and believe you live among us. If I ever have to make a wish and if it is to be granted, it is to have you back in my life as my child, so that I could have the privilege of taking care of you.

Mummy, your passing away left a dark cloud in the hearts of those who knew you. You are deeply missed by all those whose lives you touched. I love you and pray you will be here with us again.“Mummy, may you attain the Supreme Bliss of Nirvana..”

Your loving Fazna

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