Saturday, May 05, 2007
My grandmother and I in July 2004
Early this morning, my grandmother passed away in her home just outside of Bangkok. We are sad that we have been so far away and have not spent much time with her. She has persevered through many obstacles in her life - immigrating to Thailand from China as a bride, having to adapt to a new culture, new family, and raising 6 children in the midst of poverty. She was unwavering in her commitment to her family.
We regret that Owen has never met her. And we are unable to go back for the funeral either. I'm deeply saddened that I cannot pay my respects to her in person, but I hope that she will understand that I will be there in spirit. May you rest in peace, my dear grandma.