Have you ever lost someone you love and wanted one more conversation, one more chance to make up for the time when you thought they would be here forever?
– For One More Day, Mitch Albom
On Sunday after the Church service at St. Andrew’s Cathedral, I took a taxi to Paterson Tower. Paterson Tower is a private apartment located at Paterson Road. In the late 1989 and 1990, my mother and I stayed there. It was also the time when I was receiving treatment at Singapore General Hospital.
One night, I craved for a burger. I was then in my early stage of pregnancy. My mother and I walked down the Paterson Tower into Orchard Road where we had a Burger King, to my heart’s content. Returning to our apartment, I started bleeding and subsequently admitted to hospital for 99 days.
On this Sunday morn, I alighted at Paterson Tower. From Paterson Tower, I took a walk down to Orchard Road. Alone. My mother is now with the Lord. Entering into the busy Orchard Road, I felt lonely. I passed by Burger King. I did not stop. I did not crave for a burger.
I just wanted to have one more Paterson walk.
Later, I related the Paterson Walk to a good friend, he said,
> Your mum is always with you.
> Like Chirst she has never left you.
> She’s home with Him and watching over you.
Indeed, my mum is always with me. She is. Thank you for the reminder, mGf.
As I journeyed back to Sibu through Johor Bahru, I felt my mother walking along side with me. Whether it’s a Paterson Walk, a Rejang River Cruise, a SGH Ward … my mum is always there.
My mum lives in the heart of many. Read one of my posts here.