Monday, September 28, 2009

Even A Man Can Cry Too


I don't think I have seen him cry before.

He is always very strong and emotionally stable.

He doesn't shout, scream, or cry in public.

He is always stable, the pillar of the house in times of crisis or disaster.

Everybody in the house looks up to him when they have problems.

He is always helpful and kind, ever ready with ideas, suggestions and solutions.

And he will not rest until everything is settled.

He has, for the past many years, stands strong like a tall and big tree, ever ready to shelter all who comes near.

Everyone takes it for granted that he is truly the man of the house.

But that night in the hospital when my mom breathed her last, when others were not around, for the first time I saw him cry his heart out.

He was truly broken down when he cried out those words, "Mom, forgive me for not talking to you. I just don't know what to say."

He is my 2nd elder brother.

And he is truly a man.

But even a man can cry too.

5 comments:

yoon see said...

I have an award for you brother Kee Hui.
It was posted a few day back.
Thanks.

Shinade aka Jackie said...

My husband has shed tears in front of our children and our grandsons.

For me, a man that can show his emotions, truly is stronger and much more self confident than those who hide them!!

Great post! Happy Monday!!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

I agree with Jackie. It is a real man who can show his feelings.

Whiney Momma said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Yes, I believe any man should feel comfortable to cry. It is an important thing to show how you feel.

bambie said...

i've always believed that a man who's not afraid to show his emotions by crying is a man who's really strong and confident of his worth as a man.