Remembering mom

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Mom, dear mom…

Last year, we celebrated your last Mother’s Day on earth.

This year, you’re dearly remembered.

I came across an eulogy regarding a godly woman in C. S. Lewis’ The Great Divorce.

I couldn’t help but thought of you:-

Presently the lady got up and began to walk away.
The other Bright Spirits came forward to receive her, singing as they came”

“The Happy Trinity is her home: nothing can trouble her joy.
She is the bird that evades every net: the wild deer that leaps every pitfall.
Like the mother bird to its chickens or a shield to the arm’d knight:
so it the Lord to her mind, in His unchanging lucidity.
Bogies will not scare her in the dark: bullets will not frighten her in the day.
Falsehood tricked out as truths assail her in vain:
she sees through the lie as if it were glass.
The invisible germ will not harm her: nor yet the glittering sun-stroke.
A thousand fail to solve the problem, ten thousand choose the wrong turning:
but she passes safely through.
He details immortals to attend her: upon every road where she must travel.
They take her hand at hard places: she will not stub her toes in the dark.
She may walk among lions and rattlesnakes: among dinosaurs and nurseries of lionets.
He fills her brim-full with immensity of life: He leads her to see the world’s desire…”


Mom, you thrived through every trail and challenges on earth with God-given strength and wisdom… I adore you.

Now that you received the crown of righteousness (2 Timothy 4:8) and waited for me over on that beautiful shore… I cheer for you.

But I miss you, mom.

I miss you so much.

Your daughter, on the eve of Mother’s Day 2013.


About Florence Kuek

Was lecturer and researcher at a state university. Currently serving as Head of Student Services at a college. Has a pastoral heart for people. PhD candidate, Chinese Studies at University of Malaya.
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One Response to Remembering mom

  1. Wai Yoon says:

    I see your mom in you, her love and wisdom has transmitted to you. You are the continuation of your mom…

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