Thursday, April 23, 2009


I have just read the heartbreaking story of Kong Le Lee who was burnt to death yesterday in her own house in Johor. She had ample time to run out of the house to save herself but she didn't. Why? That was because she was searching frantically for her son, not knowing that her son was rescued earlier by her husband. She died looking for her son, ever willing to give everything to see the son well, including her precious life. Today I pay tribute to her, the greatest mother in Malaysia at this moment.

Mother's Day is coming soon (May 10th) and let us not forget our own precious mothers who painstakingly raised us all up. I never forget my own mom who showed undying love for all her children, protecting us and sometimes getting upset when she saw we were mistreated. I know this celebration is commercialised by some overzealous merchandisers and gift shops but it is not so much the gifts but the heart of it all. There are many things we can do for our moms apart from buying things for them, such as bringing them for holidays, giving them a special dinner filled with thought through programs etc.

This peom below I want to dedicate to all mothers, especially Kong Le Lee...


Mom, you're a wonderful mother,

So gentle, yet so strong.

The many ways you show you care

Always make me feel I belong.

You're patient when I'm foolish;

You give guidance when I ask;

It seems you can do most anything;

You're the master of every task.

You're a dependable source of comfort;

You're my cushion when I fall.

You help in times of trouble;

You support me whenever I call.

I love you more than you know;

You have my total respect.

If I had my choice of mothers,

You'd be the one I'd select!

By Joanna Fuchs


LiLc said...

i think the mother from Johor you mentioned ,is one of my friend's church member in Johor. Yesterday she received the news while still having class and according to her, Mrs Kong is a very nice lady and was actively serving in church in the choir and music ministry. My friend was in shocked for a little while about it. sigh...


This is indeed heartbreaking! To me, she died a hero! I will always remember her courageous act! Is like Jesus dying on the cross for us all - a personal example!

LIM said...

Hi Le Lee is my wife.
Thank you for the poem
My wife is a great woman and a sacrificial mother
She is a simple person as well

She loved Jesus and
she is now with HIm enjoying the time of her life


Dear Lim,

You have encouraged me greatly with your strength in God! Like I always told my young people, we have heroes of faith like yourself right here in our country for all of us to imitate. Thank you!