Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Remembering Chee Keong...




Chee Keong...



Sigh...



I woke up last night in the middle of the night, feeling queasy, and I could not figure out why at first...

And then I remembered why...



The day before, while out shopping for groceries, I saw a little boy who looked like he had Cerebral Palsy, and he was sitting with his head lolled to one side, in a tiny little pram that looked like it was for a doll...

He was tiny...

And his parents were chatting away happily and playing with him...



And as I walked pass him, I missed my little boy so badly...


I forgot about the boy I saw in the pram until last night, when I dreamt about him...


Sigh...

But unlike a year ago, this time, I managed to go back to sleep after a while...I miss him terribly, but this time, I managed to sleep...


I guess what they say is true: Time does heal you a little...




8 comments:

mott said...

It's important to keep remembering. Celebrate his life.

Take care. Glad JH cheered you up abit.

whre4arthou said...

Hug hug nai..

I'm glad that you are feeling better about it.. it has never been wrong that time does heal

:) Thankfully..

Akmal said...

I highly doubt, even don't think that you will forget Chee Keong. But you shouldn't.
I think that somehow he is one of the forces that will push you forward.

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Dear Daphne,
It's good to remember, altho' it comes with a heavy heart and a huge lump in the throat.

I have met many CP children, and I've seen their caregivers who treated them as one of their own. I remember feeling 'scared' to let go of my maid who'd been working for 6 whole years without even going back to Indon. My hubby told me that it was time for her to go back (since she was starting to have bf and all) and get better ones.. but I was somehow scared that nobody will actually love my special ones like she did.

Until one day I met this family at SJMC. The CP boy (around 10yo) was on a wheelchair, with saliva drooling.. but his Indon maid was fussing over him, wiped him, kissed him on his cheek...etc until it brought tears to my eyes...

It made me realized then that there were people out there who could share their love with the special children. I sent my maid home and got 2 new maids who later proved my husband right.

Loving special children, especially not one of their own shows that they have pure hearts. You're one of them Daphne.... May God bless you for the kindness and love you've shared .... :)

Nightwing said...

Good for you in remembering. Keep it up.

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

memory tags along when we move forward. take care, D.

the Razzler said...

Dear Daphne..

Chee Keong lives forever in your heart .. & nobody can take that away from you!!

Take care ..

Daily Nibbler said...

Sniff..