And here’s the latest for my mother-in-law’s US travel.
She has now her schedule for medical examination in St. Luke’s at 6:30 tomorrow morning. And she has an interview at the US Embassy on 1 June 2011 at 6:30 in the morning, too. Her visa is on its way to our house and that will be IT.
Know what? When I asked her how it feels like going to the US. She replied that, now that she a scheduled interview (which means she is a step away in seeing her daughter (Ofel), son-in-law (Seng) and her grandsons, Kua Tey and EJ),she’s not nervous anymore. She doesn’t even know what and how to feel. This is what I call mixed emotion. You cannot entertain any feelings anymore because you don’t know what to feel, why do you feel and how to feel. The excitement, joy, nervous, worried, sad and all that all mixed up! She’s had an overwhelming feelings right now.
There is one feeling she has identified. This is the feeling for her youngest son’s family. I wont discuss here the details because it is too private but at this point of time, this is the only feeling she has identified. And I am in every way with her. But I told her to have trust in everybody here. Her family ( her husband, her two sons and two granddaughters) she will be leaving are old enough to take care of themselves. I told her to focus what’s upfront. On our part, we will do our best to live what she’s expecting on us and (that’s all I can promise to her).
I must admit, for almost ten years with being in this family, I (subjectively) observed that all members of this family has been depending on this woman very much. If I have to count how many times would they call “nanay” in a day, I think I can count of up to a thousand and one. That is how these people in this family is so dependent to “nanay”. So can you see now the vacuum this woman would be leaving behind for these people?
I suddenly realized how important the role of a mother is to a family and this realization just came timely because today is World’s Mother’s Day.
(Note: I misplaced this article (as usual). I’m sorry I had just posted it).