How true this is! Why do I say so?
Well, a couple of weeks back, I fell really sick! I had never been so sick before. It was the worst flu bug I had ever caught! I could barely have the strength to come out of the bed and was hardly aware on what was going on. Fortunately Ed was there to take care of me and he was the one who practically dragged/supported me to the doctor.
When I tried to recall what was going on that period of time, I could imagine the stress and worries that Ed had for me. As I was quite delirious (my fever shot up to 39.7 degree) and my head was spinning like crazy, walking by myself or standing upright was an almost impossible task for me! Ed was there practically 24/7 by my side to ensure that I am ok.
And to make it worse, I had simply no appetite. Even though Ed had painstakingly made porridge for me, I could only manage a few mouthful or so. At times, I would even threw up his 爱心 porridge! Poor Ed had to clean up my ‘Merlion Act’. Come to think of it, I felt really guilty that he had to clear up the mess for me and I have wasted his culinary effort!
Anyway, during that period, though things were looking a little dark and gloomy for me, I was grateful that this happens… To look on the bright side, I was fortunate to have my better half by my side, showering tonnes of concerns and love for me. It just re-affirmed the fact that my the other half had made good his wedding vow for me ‘for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish; from this day forward until death do us part’…
Ed had definitely not ‘deserted’ me when I was feeling unwell. In fact, he had conscientiously taken good care of me till I recovered. He had sacrificed his sleep and had many restless nights just to sponge me to bring down my temperature and ensuring that I was ok throughout the night. I am really thankful and grateful for his love and concerns for me!
“It’s not where you are in life; it’s who you have by your side that matters”
This episode set me into deep thoughts. I feel that at times, some people have neglected or take for granted of their loved ones. Only when something happens, then they are reminded of the importance of their loved ones as often it is the loved ones who gives them unconditional love and support in the end. Therefore, though one may be at the peak of their career or have all the wealth that other people are envious of, all these are material and not important.
In fact, I feel that what matters most is the person who is by your side sharing your life journey and support you whenever you need a helping hand. To me, that is most invaluable asset that one can ever have!
Hence everyone, please do not get too carried away whilst in the midst of pursuing your dreams and ambitions. Do take the time to be with your loved ones and treasure them. Let them know you care about them. For those who are still in the quest of your better half don’t give up! I believe you would find your better half soon! 🙂