Friday, June 25, 2010
Where are you Mama 母亲你在何方
我买不到机票出席 Grace 黄燕的葬礼，所以决定两天后，在星期四去美里一趟，把自己及朋友们的哀悼及慰问，向坤章亲自传达。我们相识也已二十年了。
我乘达最早的班级，在九点三十分左右抵达美里，坤章抱著最小的女儿艾美莉 Emily （十四个月），在机场等待着我。
After a day's hesitation, I decided to write about my visit to Luke in Miri on Thursday. Many friends would like to know how is Luke coping with his recent sad loss of his beloved wife Grace.
I was not able to get a ticket to attend Grace's funeral, so I decided to visit Luke two days later. I wanted to convey my (and many friends) condolences and support to him personally. We were friend almost 20 years.
I took the early morning flight and landed in Miri at about 9:35 am. Luke was there to receive me with his youngest daughter Emily, 14 months.
Since her mother's death, Emily clings to Luke and a few people only. The other four children already back to school.
Luke was busy doing some errant, applying for Grace's death certificate... photostating documents... and I tagged along.
Luke's parents and a sister were still in Miri to be with Luke.
Luke is coping with the situation courageously and calmly and expected to resume work on Friday. He is the head of Sin Chew Daily office in Brunei, 2 hours drive from Miri. If Emily sticks to him, he may have to bring her along.... until a permanent solution is found.
The road ahead for Luke and children is long and full of challenges. May our prayer and friendship accompany them always，together with his family members, relatives, give them the support in deed and in love.