There is a lot to learn and think about if we observe phenomena occurring in daily life.
Take the case of Mdm Kwa Geok Choo, aged 89, who passed away on 2 October 2010. She is the wife of Singapore’s first prime minister, Mr Lee Kuan Yew.
A stroke in 2003 had left her frail, with weakened peripheral vision. But, she continued to be active, accompanying her husband on numerous official local and overseas functions.
She suffered another 2 strokes in 2008 which left her unable to walk and speak.
She had been bedridden for over 2 years, unable to speak or move.
It was a tough time for her and the husband. Lee said that his wife’s illness was one of the hardest things for him to face.
She was a “tower of strength” to her husband and family, emotionally and intellectually.
He loves his wife. He talked to her nightly. He told her about his day’s work, read her favourite poems. He told her that he would try and keep her company as long as he could. He also said:”I’m not sure who’s going first, whether she or me.”
All these touched my heart.
What have I learnt from this incident?
First, take care of our health.
Second, love can keep life going.
Third, our number 1 supporter in life is our spouse. Love and care for each other.