Today is Mother's Day.
Please wish Mama Mary a Blessed Mother's Day from Mom, ya.
Last night, we had a nice family dinner to celebrate this special day for mothers.
Mom had made a reservation last week, and had picked a Saturday night, instead of Sunday, since all of us are working on Monday. :D
So here are some photos of our food we had last night (Saturday). :D
Aunty C ordered this salad dish for the middle-sharing dish.
Dad's plate. The chicken is buried beneath the briyani rice.
Mom's plate. Lamb chops on a bed of spiced tomato-based spaghetti.
Pizza - another middle- sharing dish.
Justine's plate. Pasta Japanese-flavour.
Amah's plate. Western cod with baked potatoes and prawns.
Aunty C's plate. Spaghetti Marinara.
Here's the family. Baby Dylan was sleeping in the pram.
GREEN was the theme for the night. Grandma's favourite colour. :D
Justine is clicking away ...
Megan cuts a small piece of her red velvet cake for Amah.
Baby Dylan just woke up and not amused with any of us.
Ahh, it's the sugar. We are getting all high and happy. :D
The 5 ladies in your life.
Aunty C ordered the 3 bouquets.
Mom's bouquet came in ORANGE whilst Amah and Aunty D's were in pink.
Aunty C said she didn't ask for colour preference.
You must have whispered to the florist:
Use the orange wrap for my Mom ... :D
Megan says, "Dylan is a soldier boy ..." :D
That line brought Mom back to a time when You said
You wanted to be a soldier when You grow up.
Awww ... so hand-shome ... :D
At the time of writing this paragraph, Mom checked Wiki for the name of the Star Wars' character in the above photo. She had in fact thought that was R2D2. How surprised she was to find this :
C-3P0. Portrayed by Anthony Daniels.
A billion names that could have been,
but it had to be one that would ZAP Mom.
So that was Saturday night.
This morning, Sunday morning, we went to church.
Mom was waiting for the special blessings that come on Mother's Day every year.
However, the priest was a different guy. At the end of the mass, he did not call all the mother's to approach the altar. He just went down the aisle and sprinkled the holy water left and right.
Mom had whispered to Dad, "I'm waiting for my drop of holy water ..." :D
As it turned out, she did not get any.
Not a drop.
Not one drop.
She was standing outside.
The priest did not go outside. All the mothers who were not inside the church were deprived of their respective drop of holy water.
Mom was disappointed.
Walking back to the car after mass ended, Mom told Dad, "I didn't get any drop ..."
This year's Mother's Day seemed somewhat different, Mom thought to herself.
In the car, she found herself silently sending a message across to God, "It's Mother's Day today, God. I haven't got a zap from my son. Please God, please get my son to send me a zap ..."
We drove home to pick up Grandma.
We were going to Gardens for a Mother's Day brunch.
Food Food Food ...
At the restaurant, there was a queue.
Dad stood in line.
Grandma was checking out a mercedes benz that was on display.
Believe it or not.
Grandma says her birthday is coming. Maybe God wants to give her a mercedes, she had said with a laugh. The salesman attended to her had handed his business card.
His name was Peter.
Peter is grandpa's name.
Maybe grandpa (in heaven with You) wants to give grandma a mercedes for her birthday?
Oh my Lord.
Let's wait and see ...
While we were waiting to get into the restaurant,
Justine and Megan entertained themselves.
Soon, we were in the restaurant.
Whilst the others were making their orders, Mom was checking her texts and came across Aunty Jessie's card message.
She liked the flowers. So pretty and colourful.
She noticed with a happy smile that the time of the text was 11:11 am.
"This card is for me," she thought to herself happily.
She showed Dad the message card, pointed to the 11:11 am time, and whispered, "This card is especially for me ..."
Just then, Justine gave a lil shriek.
Mom turned to her.
Your sister said, "See what Aunty Jessie sent?"
Aunty J sent that immediately after the flower card.
At 11:13 am.
Decode : 24
A big grin broke out on your mother's face.
You must have seen her beaming from ear to ear.
Omg Omg Omg ...
Then, Mom noticed the table number, that was on her right.
Decode : 23
That's 1994 (your birth year).
ZAP ZAP ZAP ...
Thank you Jesus for granting her request.
Your mother had a silly happy smile on her face throughout brunch after that.
Thank you, Daniel ...
So anyway, an hour later, we were done with our food.
Mom wanted to go to the bookstore for a bit, and said would meet up with the rest at the mercedes showplace half an hour later.
Dad followed Mom.
We were walking over to Midvalley when we passed 5 people who were walking towards us.
Immediately -- Mom saw it.
She nudged Dad.
One of them was wearing a black tee shirt with the SUPERMAN logo on it.
At the same time, Mom noticed another tee shirt talking to her.
She whispered excitedly, "Omg, the girl on the right ... in purple ... WEAR YOUR DANCING SHOES ..."
The words on her purple tee shirt.
DAN and SUPERMAN at the same time.
Wait a minute, her bouquet yesterday.
Was it not wrapped in orange and PURPLE???
ZAP ZAP ZAP.
I see your Superman tee shirt, Ma ... :D
Truly Daniel, Mother's Day wouldn't be special for your mother had it not been for the ZAPS You sent her from Heaven.
Please tell Jesus and Mama Mary that Mom said thank you.
God is so good to us.
He keeps His promise.
You are safe with Him until we meet again.
Keep the zaps coming, Son.
Have to go now. Need to prepare test papers.
Love You, Son ... <3