Today is my wife Nozomi's birthday and I miss her very much. I'm very proud of our 2 children Kenji and Kenja. My 21 year old son just messaged me this Easter Tribute to his Mother. I thought I'd share some of it with you.
Tribute to mom :
I remember when I was around 6 years old, when my family lived in Santa Monica. One of the most memorable moments in my life was when my mom had just got done with her first liver transplant.
I woke up early in the morning and went to my mom and dads room and told her I was sad and burst out in tears. She asked me why? I told her that since she was 42 and 5-10 years older than my friends parents at the time that I was scared that she was going to die very soon and that I would miss her. She held me and told me that she wouldn't be gone for a long time and that when she does pass away that I would be all grown up. She lived for 14 more years and in the middle of my 7th grade school year she was diagnosed with breast cancer, underwent chemotherapy, and multiple surgeries to remove the cancer cells. 2 years after beating cancer her beautiful long hair grew back.
In summer of 2011 she was admitted into UCLA hospital for liver failure. She then spent 3 long months in the hospital because she was still on the waiting list for her second liver transplant. In mid august she finally found a donor. Unfortunately the day she found out she would be receiving her transplant, sudden events would take a turn for the worse. I spoke to her on the phone minutes before her transplant began. My sister and I arrived at the hospital in good spirits happy for my mother, but we were informed by our father that her blood pressure was dropping because her blood was so thin due to the anesthesia. My entire immediate family stood around in tears. This moment would become the most memorable moment in my life.
Although it is sad, I know how much my mom loved her family and how hard she fought to stay alive through all those rough years for my sister, my dad, and I. Her life was a blessing and she provided me with everything a son could ask for.
I love you Mom and I want to wish you Happy Birthday from the bottom of my heart, and on my birthday I will know that having the privilege to be raised by you is the greatest gift I will ever receive.
R.I.P. March 31, 1955 - August 10, 2011
Last edited by ChuckCorbisiero : 04-01-2013 at 05:37 PM.