I was thinking and I mean a lot of thinking about what I would like to write on my birthday. I am totally blown away by how accurately the journalist wrote about my dad and I on Sin Chew Daily today. Tomorrow will be Part II. I just can’t wait to see all the beautiful photos (I can’t read Chinese) and getting my dad to translate the wonderful article.
So what was I thinking. The words – PILLAR OF STRENGTH came to my mind this afternoon as I thought about little Carmel’s role in the rabbitry. She is indeed the eldest among all the rabbits. And when I think about Carmel, I cannot help but to think about my grandmother – The Pillar Of Strength of my family. Grandma in her many experiences in life is one of the reasons why I am so inspired in my life. Grandma preaches nothing but LOVE. Her love unites everyone in the family together. Back in the olden days, not many people have the opportunity for good education but grandma did the best she could knowing little to none about life.
Looking at myself in the newspapers lately made me felt so unworthy when those who are suppose to be in the limelight is someone like grandma. She never expects anything in all that she does. She needs no publicity but yet her role in this world is so great.
In the rabbitry, Carmel is indeed the pillar of strength. She holds the entire rabbitry together for me. She is the symbol of Tru-Luv Rabbitry. It was the love for another human being in the likes of me that this #1 Top Lop came to stay in my rabbitry. I have written about the unsung heroes of rabbitries – the broods but for me, Carmel is truly the inspiration in my herd.
So my wish for rabbits on my birthday is that all senior “Rabbitry”-zens be blessed with good health. May they grow old gracefully…
P.S.: Grab a copy of Sin Chew Daily on Valentine’s Day!