Today is your 44th month away from us.
How 44 months could slip by, Mom will never know.
The school keeps her busy.
That was the master plan, wasn't it?
God's master plan?
Could You go take a peek in Jesus' big book?
Without getting into trouble?
Tell Ma what it says.
Oh sigh, it was just - weird - how your mother was lured back into the kindy scene many many many months after You left. How many now? (screwing up face to figure ...) If not for the running of the school and God's little children all around her, she would not have been able to go from day to day ... to day ... to day ... to ...
... would You look at her now ... 44 months has passed ... in a blink of two eyes. There is not a single fraction of a moment that You are not in your mother's thoughts and mind, Daniel. You know that, don't You? Mom can feel your presence throughout the day ... with the lil zaps and signs.
Last weekend, Mom was cleaning out the cupboard in the guest room. She came across your underwears. The ones that have those creeply crawlie and animal prints on them.
It's just too awesome ... the find ... because that would soon lead her to a big ZAP that would happen a few days later.
Does this happen to everybody --- like everybody --- who has someone up in heaven?
Ear to the monitor, straining to listen ...
Or, maybe ... perhaps maybe, this --- connection --- is only for mothers.
Mother and Son.
As the Lord intended.
Don't correct her if she's wrong ...
So anyway ...
Last Saturday 14th, Mom was cleaning out the wardrobe in the guest room. She came across your underwears. Yeah, the ones with the creepy crawlie and animal prints on it. She's talking about one in particular, the scorpion one.
Isn't it weird that in her life, there was a scorpion incident? Mom was really young then. We were in the estates. She was 12 years old, or thereabouts. She was at the time outside the bungalow compound when she saw a large black crab-like thing crawling.
She had yelled out, and Grandpa appeared.
To cut a long story short, that black thing turned out to be a scorpion.
When she bought that box of underwear, she wasn't able to tell that they came with silly prints on them. Until You reacted and said something to this effect, "Why do you have to buy scorpion underwears for me?"
And so, the image of that scorpion underwear stuck.
So anyway, last Saturday, she saw those underwears again.
She kept them neatly in the cupboard.
On Wednesday 18th, in school, a 5 year old girl, X, the same one who said she lives "far far away" (Mom told You about this in one of the calls) came to your mother's desk.
The girl was soon chatting about this and thats.
Mom pulled out some phonic cards for her to read.
Each card has 4 words.
X began to read the words.
It was barely 10 words later, when X pointed to the word nose and said, "scorpion."
Raising an eyebrow, Mom exclaimed, "Scorpion? How does that read scorpion? It's ann - o - ass -- ee ... It starts with Nnn ..."
X appeared not to know how to pronounce that, so Mom said, "Nose ..."
X repeated, "Nose ..." and then continued reading out the other words on the deck of cards, one by one. Your mother's brains went into over-drive.
Before long, about 20 words later, X said, "Scorpion" again.
Oh my Lord ... are You kiddin' me?
What are the chances?
Scorpion, a second time?
It's Me la, Ma ... :D
This time, the word X pointed at was Zipper.
X was about to continue, but Mom stopped her.
"That's not scorpion ... Z -- I -- P ..." your mother read out the alphabets.
"ZUP--IP ... " Mom repeated.
X said again, "Scorpion ..."
By the way, this is a bright child, able to read phonetically, and pronounce most words in our reading books. In fact, she is one of the girls in her class receiving a certificate for reading up to 50 books this year.
It was really strange that she said this SCORPION word, like out of nowhere. We were doing THE WEATHER MAN last week (Mon 16th to Fri 20th), and there's no way she would have caught this word from circle time or in class.
X did not correct herself because would You believe it, (boy, You wouldn't believe it ...) but the intercom buzzed ... and we both heard the teacher called out,
"X .. time to go home ... Mummy's here ..."
X's mother had come to pick her up.
Mom said, "Okay ... You can go ... "
X ran off happily ... leaving your mother quite dumbfounded.
What was that?
Nose ... Zipper ... How is it connected to the Scorpion?
All of a sudden, she gets that --- familiar --- enlightenment.
Smiling to herself she started deducing under her breath, "Nose ... like - knows ... You know ... Right, You know ... what do You know ... zipper ... the only thing that zipper can connect to You is to your pants ... underpants ... underwear ... Scorpion underwear ..."
ZAP ZAP ZAP
Is Ma good or what?
That was a good zap, Daniel ...
Very clever ...
Son nose, huh?
You know ... You know that Mom had a -- moment -- with your scorpion underpants ... You know everything now, don't You?
Yeah Ma ... I know ... <3
Last night, Friday 20th ...
Dad and Mom were in the car, driving home from school.
It was evening time.
What should we have for dinner?
Mom suggested, "How about getting a barrel of KFC?"
Dad said nah.
You must have heard your mother said next, "Let's have Japanese then ..."
Dad was like, "Um, yea, okay ... which one?"
There are a few Japanese eateries in our neighbourhood.
We went to the one.
Justine sent a text shortly after, to say she was on the way home from school. Your sister joined us in about half an hour later.
We enjoyed our food.
We drank, we ate ... we were uh, merry.
Don't You roll your eyes.
When the bill came, Dad glanced at it before reaching for his wallet.
Mom picked up the small bill :
Oh gosh, seriously?
What are the chances?
Isn't that like ... helloo ... 21?
Mom said excitedly, "Omg ... look ... tomorrow is his 21st ..."
That was her second sign that day.
Earlier in the afternoon, Mom had asked Dad to drop her at the supermarket (during the children's nap time) for her to get the birthday stuffs for next Friday's birthday party.
2 hours later, Dad came to get Mom.
Mom reminded Dad impatiently, "Just now at TESCO, you remember that car?"
Yes, of course Dad would remember that 777 car ... he would remember your mother taking a photo, because it was quite clear she was not helping him unload the trolly of goodies into the boot.
Ah, but all for a good reason.
That 777 car was heading towards us as we were walking to our car.
Mom had pointed out then, "Hey, that's 21 ... Son's 21st tomorrow ..."
We had gone home after the groceries.
Mom turned on the DVD ... FRIENDS' disc was in the player ... she had borrowed your aunty D's FRIENDS whole series and was slowly going through them ... one at a time ...
She laid back against the sofa ...
Everything was as normal as normal could be.
Then ... shortly after ... she heard Monica chanting,
"Fourty-two, twenty-one, life is turkey, Ross is done ..."
That was the episode where the 6 friends were playing ball.
42 : 21
Mom saw fireworks.
Upon checking the youtube video, your mother discovered that that scene is at 0:59 ...
Decode : 14
Oh Wow ...
CoinciDANS? Not only that but Joey is wearing a number 22.
Do you not see all her angel numbers lining up to zap her?
Okay ... so after all that ...
Today, Saturday 21st ...
Your 21st today ...
Your family went to Justine's school this morning. Her school was having some kind of charity fair going on. Justine was involved in 2 dances. One contemporary, and the other a mob. Your family people went to support her.
Dad, Mom, Aunty D, Aunty C, Baby Megan and the maid.
When the lucky draw time came, Dad handed Mom the tickets. Justine bought 15 books for us.
Our tickets were numbered 4301 to 4315.
Mom pointed to Dad, "4301 ... that's 44 ... and then 4315 ... that's 4 ..."
What's a whole lot of angel numbers for her. :D
However, she didn't get the ZAP until ...
the lucky draws, at one point ... Mom leaned over to Dad and whispered
(yeah, You could say your mother got bored since the MC was not calling
any of her numbers), and so she found herself leaning over to Dad and whispering,
"The guys are so short ... if my son were here, I
will see him towering everybody here ... his face will be like --
The MC announced (lucky draw number) : "4242 ..."
Her eyes shot to her cell.
The time was 11:51 am.
Decode : 44
ZAP ZAP ZAP ...
Like 44 months today?
Got your (FB) message Ma ... my 44th months today with Jesus and Mama Mary ...
Mom breathed in disbelief, "I -- just -- said -- my son ... and the MC announced, four two four two ... that's like ... 21 two times ... "
Dad heard that as much as Mom did.
Mom was still whispering excitedly into Dad's ear, when the MC called the next number, "And the next lucky number is ... oh this one is a short one ... number --- TWELVE!"
Time stood still.
42 ... and then 21 ???
Omg ... what are the chances???
That was Monica's chant. Mom had scribbled that in her memo pad on her cell.
Omg ... Truly ... Her Son nose ...
He really nose what's going on ...
He really nose everything ...
Omg ... how do You explain this otherwise?
Gosh Daniel ... today is your 21st ... and Mom feels You right here beside her.
She feels the --- connection. She really does.
Honestly Son, everything little thing reminds us of You.
We're thinking about You and missing your handsome face very much.
We love You, Son ... so very much. <3
Be good ... keep the zaps coming always.
Mom will upload Justine's dance video in a bit.
It's in Aunty C's mobile. She's at her yoga class.