And The Grief Came Pouring Out Again

Mother's 3rd Death Anniversary

Peter, Cheng Ee and I went to pay our respects to Mum on July 8, three days before her Third Death Anniversary as I had to come to Kuala Lumpur on that same day. It began to drizzle just as I alighted from the car. I have forgotten when I last said a prayer for Mum at the columbarium. Nevertheless, being there was enough to invoke sadness in me again. As always, I played the only two songs I know with the harmonica – What A Friend We Have in Jesus and Amazing Grace. Halfway through Amazing Grace, I was overcome by grief and broke down. Seeing her portrait in that niche stirred up so many emotions – the unsaid words, the emptiness, the pain…

Author: Peter Tan

Peter Gabriel Tan. Penangite residing in the Klang Valley. Blissfully married to Wuan. A LaSallian through and through. Slave to three cats. Wheelchair user since 1984. End-stage renal disease since 2017. Principal Facilitator at Peter Tan Training specialising in Disability Equality Training. Former columnist of Breaking Barriers with The Borneo Post. This blog chronicles my life, thoughts and opinions. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.

6 thoughts on “And The Grief Came Pouring Out Again”

  1. …but then again, looking down from heaven, i’m sure she must be so proud of u for having achieved so much 🙂 stay strong yah?

  2. Thank you all for the kind words, cyber hugs and consolation. I am blessed to have friends like you all. Thank you.

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