Remembering and Hoping


Today would’ve been my mom’s 82nd birthday. 

And today I heard something that made me sad. I know I’m a grown woman who already has a child of her own, but at times like these, I just wish I could just pick up the phone and call her and cry my heart out. 

A few weeks before she passed, my mom saw me crying. She knew I had a lot on my plate — her health, my son’s health and keeping my family together in one country. She looked at me and confidently said, “Everything will be alright.” Like she knew for certain. 

I hope she’s right, and that everything will  truly be alright. One day. Soon. 

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