Making memories with Mum
Accompanied Mum (age 86) to visit her niece Chih Nya (age 87) and her husband Jackie (age 99) in their new home. That makes them my second cousins! Chih Nya’s father is my grandmother’s brother.
My cousins had to move out of their home after living there for many years. Jackie and Chih Nya insisted they didn’t want to move into the old folks home. They wanted to live in the same neighbourhood.
The powers-that-be kept telling them that there were no apartments available in the same area. Someone in the neighbourhood said, “There’s a vacant apartment just next to ours!” Another person helped them write to MP Goh Chok Tong.
They got their new home within a few days! Jackie and Chih Nya kept saying how much God had provided for them – a clean and spacious apartment opposite their old block with very affordable rental.
Mediacorp featured them in some programme and gave them a makeover. Their church provides transport to church services and takes them on outings. They even looked into details like making a photo album they can showcase to their friends. The couple have regular visitors who fill their boxes to help them remember to take their medication. Pink for Chih Nya and blue for Jackie. Their carers made a little notice board with important phone numbers and reminders of their medical appointments.
Jackie enjoys walking around the neighbourhood. At 90+ he used to work as an egg seller just to pass his time. The hawkers know them and insist they eat for free. Bless their hearts! I’m so touched at how the government and church supports them with finances and friends.
In this I will be confident…
As a single with no children of my own, I have often wondered what life would be like when I grow old. Psalm 27:10 says:
When my father and my mother forsake me,
Then the Lord will take care of me.
God continues to provide for Jackie and Chih Nya who have no children of their own. He looks after me now. He will look after me then. <more>