My husband Maurice and I have been blessed with 2 beautiful children a girl, Michelle and a boy, Shaun. Both are bright and good in their studies even without 24-7 tuition. Praise and thank God for this. Both of us are only working in a factory in Bayan Lepas. In the year 2003, our daughter scored all A’s in her SPM. We were touched and speechless. Her ambition was to become a doctor and after researching carefully, she decided to study in Moscow. Her personal choice was to go to Australia but we couldn’t afford to send her there as we had to think of our Shaun who is 2 years younger.
Our Lord is great! Despite Michelle going all the way to a communist country at the age of 18, she was well taken care of throughout the whole 7 years from 2004-2010. I couldn’t recall the exact year, (I think it was in 2009) there was a bomb blast in a subway station. Our daughter had overslept and missed that particular train which was bombed. All our fears and worries were unfounded. As relatives called to ask after Michelle’s safety, we told them that she was well protected and that she did not board the train. Praise and thank God!
In 2009, our son went to Australia to study biomedical sciences. Just imagine how the Lord has helped us. The course fees for our daughter in Moscow came to almost RM31k per semester (7 years) and AUS9.3k (3 years) per semester. (There are 2 semesters in a year) We didn’t know how on earth we were going to pay.
As a mother, I have often cried out to the Lord for help. There was the pain of relatives who had promised to lend a hand but had later turned us away. It was Our Lord who somehow helped us to pay whenever our children’s fees were due.
Now we are proud parents – our daughter graduated as a doctor and our son is now a medical scientist.
Parish: Church of Divine Mercy (Penang)