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.