Everyone who's ever met my mother will always say how grateful they are to have known her. In her work as a doctor she has helped a multitude of people in and around our home town. She had a reputation as one of the nicest doctors around to a point she'd have patients from neighboring provinces come to see her at her clinic. I remember spending time at the clinic and marvel at the volume of people who would patiently wait to be seen by her. I always felt proud just sitting there and knowing that all those people were there to see my mom, knowing that they held her in great respect and trust.
Our mom did her best to impart in us the right values while we kids were growing up. Even though my mom was probably one of the busiest doctors in the city, balancing life at home and work came easily for her and we kids never lacked for anything. She'd always say to us that the parents commitment to the kids was first and foremost education. We got that and more from her. We got love, understanding and caring from the best mom we could ever hope for. If my wife and I do well by our own children, then it is in no small part thanks to her and dad who have been an inspiration.
It's because of her that I am the man I am today, that I face parenthood with the joy and enthusiasm that I have seen in her.
Happy Birthday Mommy, we love and miss you and hope to see you soon.
PS. Call you soon! :)