For My Mama

Dieu Huong’s sweet and sentimental “Xin Mai Con Ben Me” struck my guilty chord. She reminds me that I have taken my mother’s presence for granted. Being with her everyday is a blessing, yet I sometimes forget to acknowledge it. Before heading out the door into the real world this morning, I kissed my mama on her cheek and said, “I love you, mom.” And all I got from her response was, “OK.” I sighed, “Just ok?” She smiled and went on, “If you don’t know it by now, what more can I say?” I gave her a joyful look as I was thinking to myself, “Thanks mom for the unconditional love and a wonderful blog post.”

Bonjour Vietnam