Fulfilling Mum’s Final Wishes

The day came and went. I was busy with something else. It had dragged on for so long that waiting a little longer did not matter anymore. The deadline was April 24. I could afford to wait for another week or two. Nevertheless, Harcharan called last Friday evening to tell me that one of the major outstanding matters in Mum’s estate had been resolved. The immensity of it did not hit me until early this morning.

I am glad that one of Mum’s final wishes had been fulfilled. Although this load had been taken off my back, it was one that I was willing to shoulder no matter what. The times that I had failed Mum are innumerable. It is such irony that I am determined to fulfil her wishes only after her death. This was the last instruction that she had entrusted me with before she passed away. The only right thing for me to do is to execute it.

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.

One thought on “Fulfilling Mum’s Final Wishes”

  1. Pete,your mother’s looking down from heaven,smiling and beaming with pride to have a son like you.Occasionally I look at pictures of the happy times you had with your mum at the botanic gardens and the birthday party you threw.Reminds me of the happy times I too had with my Dad.Memories are to be cherished and people you love treated like gold.Our time on earth is so limited,make every second count and leave more than a memory behind.God bless.

    Thank you for your kind words.

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