Dad and Mom were at the Gardens Mall during lunch this afternoon.
Mom had to get all the cosmetics that the school would need for the coming concert. Oh you know, lipsticks, blusher, hair gel, eye shadow, glitter and the likes.
After we were done, Dad said, "Let's go home ..."
Yes, we could have gone back ... but for some reason, Mom heard a tiny little voice in her head, whispering to her and telling her to go get a drink at PappaRich.
She heard herself saying to Dad, "Let's go for a drink ... PappaRich ..."
Dad frowned ... but said nothing.
Can't blame him ... We -- just -- ate.
So off we went ...
We found a small table in the open space outside the cafe.
For some reason, the waiters took an awfully long time to come to our table with the menus.
It was almost 20 minutes later that a waiter appeared, with two menus. There was in fact, a CALL - BILL bell on the table which we rang twice, but no one responded. Mom also at one point waved to a waiter who was serving the table next to ours, but he kinda ignored her.
Anyway, since we were not in a hurry to go anywhere, we just sat there and waited ... scrolling through messages and responding to texts.
The waiter presented Dad the menus.
Mom called a iced coffee.
Dad also ordered a plate of fried mee hoon.
While waiting for our food, Dad commented at one point, "That lady over there looks like that WOODS lady ..."
Mom turned to look.
Macrobiotic restaurant ...
Your diet at one point ... How Mom dislike that memory.
So anyway, after we had our food, Mom found herself telling Dad she needed to go to Borders to get some labels. One of our teachers had reminded her this morning that we did not have enough.
Dad said he will wait at the cafe.
So Mom stood up, and walked toward Borders, which was on the other side of the mall.
As she was reaching the bookstore, she passed by a Music Shop ... a familiar song greeted her as she passed.
That SAY NOTHING song.
The time was 13:46 pm.
Decode : 14
Her angel number.
You say it best when You say nothing at all ...
She smiled to herself. Her son is definintely walking beside her, and he wanted her to know.
Hi Son, are You walking with Mom? her heart whispered.
She walked on, with a big smile and entered Borders.
There were no labels anywhere ...
Mom picked 2 cellotapes and went to the payment counter.
After paying the RM12-60, the counter boy asked, "Do you want a receipt?"
She said, "Yes ..."
For some reason, there was a slight jam in their machine.
The counter boy apologized, "Sorry Ma'am ... something wrong with the machine ..."
Normally, under those circumstances, Mom would have said something like ... you know, "It's okay, I don't need the receipt ..." and went on her way. However, she didn't this time. It was really weird, because she heard herself telling the boy that she would wait for the receipt.
And she insisted on waiting for the receipt.
It was about 5 minutes later when the boy managed to get the machine working, and presented her with the receipt. Mom took it with a smile, and went off ... at the same time feeling a little perplexed as to why she had to wait for the receipt.
She walked to the Craft shop which was 2 stores away.
There, she found her labels.
She checked the price, and found herself grinning.
Hahaha ... she thought to herself. Her favourite number in the whole world.
She paid for the labels, and proceeded to go back to the cafe.
On the way back, once again she passed the music shop.
You are so not gonna believe this ... but just as she was at the entrance of the music shop, these lyrics came on and -- burned her ears :
2 hearts that beat as 1 ...
Our lives have just begun
2 hearts that beat as 1???
The time was 13:56 pm.
Decode : 15
Like Forever 15.
Did she not just get that 21 sign a minute ago?
She grabbed her labels to check the price again.
Just to be sure.
She found herself breathless.
The timing ...
Gosh, it was incredible. Had she passed the music shop 5 seconds earlier, she would not have heard those words. That exact line.
2 hearts that beat as 1.
ZAP ZAP ZAP.
Truly, You were walking with Mom just now ... all those programmed delays ... the waiter, the receipt ... just so she could get the ZAP.
In that short 10 minutes, 2 zaps.
Omgosh ... how incredible.
At the cafe, Mom couldn't wait to tell Dad.
She finished by saying, "He was really walking beside me ..."
The WOODs sign ... that was a pre-zap sign. To be prepared.
It was time to go.
Passing that Music Shop again, Mom said, "This is the shop ... Wait ... wait ..." and she stopped to listen.
There was no special song, only instrumental music.
Somehow he always makes his presence felt when she was / is alone ...
That's the bond between mother and son.
Nobody's gonna be able to understand that.
We headed towards the car park.
On the way, we passed a watch showcase.
Dad pointed and said, "Daniel ..."
"Daniel says he's well ..." she laughed happily.
Thanks Son ... Keep the zaps coming ...
2 hearts that beat as 1 ...
Endless love ... <3