The blog that you will read later as you go on dates back in November last year. I wrote it after that one particular moment when this sneaky little women wormed her way into my heart in the most beautiful way possible. Sadly, she passed away almost a month after I wrote the blog.
The night when the news about her passing away spread, my heart being broken was the biggest understatement of the year. We all were devastated. Nonetheless, if there was one thing that I was thankful of, it would be the fact that I was able to thank her and say I love her before it was too late.
And here now folks, I hope that by sharing this recycled blog, I am able to make the memory of my loving mommy live longer.
ON CRACKERS AND TUESDAY NIGHTS
"Kaya ikaw, kung may gusto kang gawin, gawin mo na. Anung malay mo, bukas hindi mu na magawa yan." -- Mommy Tess
It's just too amazing how a very small talk with another person would give you a whole new perspective in life.
It would have been just another Tuesday evening for me when Mommy Tess (a co-worker of mine) stopped by my post to give me a pack of Sumo crackers and say "Hi". I didn't really know how that simple greeting turned into a conversation of life and death.
I won't drone with all the details (although every single thing that she said literally affected me and made me think in a way that nobody succeeded in doing so) but basically, she made me realize how important it is to live your life the way you really please.
After the talk, I felt very thankful of all the Mommy Tesses that our world has. These people have been though the verge of death and were already as good as the next funeral procession in your street, but they braved everything and went through the difficult process of recuperation in order for us to realize how important life is.
Have I learned a lesson? Yes, definitely.
Will I try to correct myself for my betterment? That, I am not sure. I just wish that I won't have to go through what she had experienced before I have the courage to push myself to change.
Tuesday evening will never be the same again. Who would have thought that all it takes is a pack of crackers and a simple woman for a life to be moved 180 degrees. Nonetheless, however simple she maybe, that woman has made a huge impact to the life of someone without her even knowing it.