Today marks 10 months since my mom passed away.
I’ve mentioned here before that I recently graduated from college almost a month ago, and it was a pretty exciting day for me; however, I still couldn’t help but harbor some feelings of sadness on my graduation day knowing that my mom wouldn’t be there to witness such a huge milestone in my life. Sure, she would be there in spirit, but it wouldn’t be the same as if she were to be there in person, waiting to hug, congratulate, and tell me how proud of me she was after the ceremony. I did my best to stay happy, though, and keep telling myself that she would definitely be there in spirit. As it turns out, my mom was definitely there in spirit in a way better than what I had imagined: After my ceremony, my dad and siblings came up to me in tears and told me this:
“Gina, during your commencement ceremony, there was a little Asian girl, who looked just like mom, sitting in front of us. Throughout the entire ceremony, she kept turning around to interact, smile, and laugh at us. Your mom still found a way to be with us today.”