Mum, You’re Beautiful 母亲,您真美丽…

The other day, I had a conversation with my mum over the phone. Well, conversation is not exactly the right word. You see, she’s quite deaf, and most times, she was merely guessing at what I said. But her mind was sharp. And, her voice loud. At eighty-eight, I’ve come to realise she may not have a lot of time left, so I leave lots of text messages for her most days. She reads them on her smart phone but doesn’t know how to reply, so a dialogue still doesn’t happen. I send her photos of myself and the family which makes her really happy, but I get none of hers. Still she’s my mum. Each Mother’s Day, my mind easily zips back over the decades to all the sacrifices she’s made for me.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up: To more than I can be.

Remember the lyrics of this moving song? It’s touched lives of millions since its debut twenty years ago. It has inspired Olympic champions, stirred a nation to rise from the ashes after the September 11 tragedy, formed the background music at Nobel Prize ceremonies, and the funerals of celebrities. For me, it summarizes the confluence of the two greatest influence in my life; my mother and also, my God.

Imprinted in the mind of every man and woman is a debt we can never repay to our mums. She sacrificed so that one day, we might stand tall on windswept mountains. They believed in us so in time, we can walk on stormy seas. I remember how the love and attention of my mum kept alive when I nearly died of a perforated appendix as a teenager. Today is a great day to say thank you to our mums and to wish every mother a BLESSED AND HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY. Mums, you’re beautiful!

前几天,我和母亲通过电话并和她交谈了一阵子。其实也不算得上是交谈,因为大多数的时间她都是听不见我所说的话,她只不过是在猜测我所说的大概内容。但她的思绪依旧是很敏锐的,而且她的声量也很大。在她现在八十八岁的高龄,我清楚知道她所剩的时间并不多。所以,在多数的日子里,我都会给她留下很多的短信。而她亦会透过智能手机去阅读这些信息,但是她不晓得如何回复,所以对话始终没发生过。我经常把我和家人的照片发送给她,这让她感到十分开心。但我却没有得到她的任何照片。但她仍然是我的母亲。每逢母亲节时,我的脑海总会回想这数十年来她为我作出的牺牲与付出。

你扶持我 我能攀越过山岗
你扶持我 穿过暴风巨浪
我很坚强 因能依靠你臂膀
你鼓舞我 让我超乎想象

还记得这首触人心悬的歌曲里的歌词吗?二十年前,当这首歌首次公演时,它感动了无数人的生命。它启发了奥运的冠军,并激励了一个国家在911悲剧事件发生后在从低谷中崛起,重新振作。这首歌亦成为诺贝尔颁奖典礼的背景音乐,并用于许多名人的丧礼上。至于我,它总结了在我生命中两个最具影响力的合流;那就是我母亲,还有我的上帝。

无论男女,在我们每个人的脑海里都铭记着这一点:我们永远都无法偿还母亲对我们的付出。她之所以愿意作出的牺牲,就是希望有一天我们可以站在面临强风侵袭的山上屹立不倒。她们相信我们,而这份信任让我们可以走过狂风暴雨的海。当我还在少年时期,我几乎在穿孔阑尾病痛中丧掉生命。当时,我母亲是如此的爱我和关注我。至今,这事件仍历历在目。今天是最棒的一天来向我们的母亲说:谢谢您。在此,也祝福每位母亲‘母亲节蒙福和快乐’。母亲,您真美丽!

Ps Dr Philip Lyn 医生牧师

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