A road where a $10 memories are left behind – A gift for all mothers

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This is an ordinary road behind my old house next to Canossian Eduplex.

I grow up here since I was an infant.  When I was young, my family was not so well-off as my dad was the only sole breadwinner of the family.  He worked as a carpenter to sustain a family of eight, this is tough with no further explanations.

For this reason, my mom had to do part time jobs to make ends meet.  She did this by fetching and sending neighbour’s kids to schools.  Getting a side income of $20 per month is better than nothing.

One day, she gave me $10 out of her precious $20.  I was told that was my pocket money.  Without much words, I saw an angel full of wriggles stand right in front of me!

It has been more than 30 years.  Since then, this ordinary road has never been an ordinary road to me.  Till to-date, my angel mom still leave me with so many memories that is priceless.

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Today, I step on this gentle ground, seeing things remain unchanged.  The rows of landed property; the roadside concrete drain that are over flow with wild plants; an authentic sport ground and most importantly and yearns for my beloved mom.  For some, hearts and feelings may have changed.  To me, my affection for that moment will forever remained.

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Mother’s Day is around the corner.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank all mothers.  You are the greatest person in the world!  Thank you for being the angel shading over your loveable kids with infinite love.

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31 thoughts on “A road where a $10 memories are left behind – A gift for all mothers

    Healthy A-Z said:
    May 11, 2013 at 1:07 am

    Ahhh, what a beautiful story about your angel mother. I can feel your love.

    Rexlin Victor said:
    May 11, 2013 at 1:41 am

    Great post!!! Beautiful story!!!

    lilyboat said:
    May 11, 2013 at 5:55 am

    The road seems even more beautiful and nostalgic with your story about your mom. How precious..

    Lusiana Njo said:
    May 11, 2013 at 6:13 am

    What a lovely post. 🙂

    Cathy Ulrich said:
    May 11, 2013 at 6:39 am

    Beautiful, Sydney. Mothers are so selfless!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      May 11, 2013 at 10:15 pm

      Yes, they are the greatest person in the world! 🙂

    unexpectedincommonhours said:
    May 11, 2013 at 6:49 am

    Beautiful tribute to your mother!

    melankooli said:
    May 11, 2013 at 7:04 am

    very moving sentiment, thank you for sharing this. 🙂

      Sydney Fong responded:
      May 11, 2013 at 10:15 pm

      Thanks for your compliments! 🙂

    ryan said:
    May 11, 2013 at 7:54 am

    Memories are priceless Syd.
    And every mom is an angel. Happy mother’s day

      Sydney Fong responded:
      May 11, 2013 at 10:16 pm

      You too, Ryan!
      Have a wonderful celebration with you mom! 🙂

        ryan said:
        May 12, 2013 at 12:00 am

        Syd, i’m putting your post link into my new post if you don’t mind.

    Melia Alexander said:
    May 11, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    Beautiful, Sydney. Simply beautiful!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      May 11, 2013 at 10:18 pm

      Agree, this is how I feel it too! 😉

    Mother’s Day | #TGFTD - Thank God For The Day said:
    May 12, 2013 at 12:00 am

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    tchistorygal said:
    May 19, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    I’m feeling sort of speechless, which is unusual for me. Your mom sounds like a wonderful person. Better yet, you appreciate what a treasure she was to you, and remains forever enshrined in your heart.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      May 19, 2013 at 10:43 pm

      Yes! But sometime I try not think so much about my past, the more I think about it, the more I feel sadder! 😦

        tchistorygal said:
        May 20, 2013 at 1:25 am

        But you have so many happy memories, my dear Sydney, and you write them so beautifully. Sometimes I think being sad is beautiful. What if we were happy when someone left us. I miss everyone I’m close to that is out of my life. Sometimes I just enjoy being sad about them. I know that sounds weird, especially when I am a happy person. 🙂

        Sydney Fong responded:
        May 20, 2013 at 9:50 pm

        No, being enjoy sad is not weird at all! In fact, we are the same kind, that is why other feel weird about me!
        But I feel that this is what they call being true to yourself!
        After you told me about yourself, I felt we are so similar!
        I’m so glad to know you, Marsha! I felt a pure friendship from you! 🙂

        tchistorygal said:
        May 21, 2013 at 1:49 am

        Yes, Sydney. I feel the same towards you. 🙂

        Sydney Fong responded:
        May 21, 2013 at 7:53 pm

        Serious? I mean you are not kidding? 🙂

        tchistorygal said:
        May 21, 2013 at 9:50 pm

        I mean, seriously, I think you are a wonderful friend, Sydney. You have a wonderful way of expressing yourself. Keep in mind, my dear friend, that I’m happily married, but I think you are a dear person. Marsha 🙂

        Sydney Fong responded:
        May 21, 2013 at 11:10 pm

        You too, Marsha! If I make it in the future, you’ll be the front of my thank you list! 🙂

        tchistorygal said:
        May 22, 2013 at 12:11 am

        I’ll be looking for you under the coconut tree. 🙂

        Sydney Fong responded:
        May 22, 2013 at 1:23 am

        Hey! Marsha, I invite you to read my latest post, it’s interesting! But only do it when you are free! 🙂

        tchistorygal said:
        May 22, 2013 at 9:26 pm

        Thank you Sydney, and I invite you to read mine. I just pressed post! 🙂

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