Tuesday, October 5, 2010

So touched after reading the accounts of Mrs Lee. Think so many people queued up - not just because she was the wife of MM Lee, but she was a truly kind-hearted woman. Just like what the Bible says in Proverbs: "A kind-hearted woman gains respect..."

Kindness can have a huge impact... Sigh. Sad that I didn't make it in time for e wake. :/

Wrote down in the condolence book that she's been like a mother to us. Surprised to read later on how so many other Singaporeans said the same thing. :)

Think it's actually kind of rare to see leaders' wives (including other countries) honored in such a way - real and consistent testimonies of her kindness and humility. So easy to become a tai-tai in attitude but she didn't. Character and goodness. For that matter, how many women can one really speak effusively yet sincerely of their kindness? Thankfully I do know some. :)

Character and godliness. :) (Haha that phrase I koped from someone's recent blog post)

PM Lee looked really sad. And we saw him... just like any other son who loved his mum. And MM Lee's photo of him looking at his wife's coffin. So poignant. An old man saying an eternal goodbye to his wife of 63 years.

Can't imagine how it's going to be like for him to see his wife's coffin going into the flames. I was at another funeral last time and the saddest part came when the mother had to watch her son's body go into the crematorium. She broke down.

Hmm. :) Hee. Hope you don't mind me thinking so much about grief and death here. Just empathizing.

You know, one thought I have sometimes is that if you get married, an unseen timer starts counting down that will not stop until one of you stops. If you want to experience the sweet joy of kissing your lovely young wife at the altar, her skin as fresh as dawn's dew, then you must also be ready to drink the cup of sorrow one day if she goes before you do.

Sad, right? No wonder the writer of Ecclesiastes was so upset with the shortness and sadness of life, emotionally yet thoughtfully exclaiming in chapter 9:

"Relish life with the spouse you love
Each and every day of your precarious life.
Each day is God's gift. It's all you get in exchange
For the hard work of staying alive.
Make the most of each one!"


Wow. Mr Lee has a brother whose family is a Christian. Maybe can pray for his brother to be a source of comfort to him? :)

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