Mother’s Day has just passed and while most women get to celebrate their motherhood being surrounded by their children and loved ones, there are some who are not lucky enough to experience the same blessing.
“This case never fails to strike an emotional chord in my heart,” the mortician whose surname is Liu said. Liu works as a mortician and it is not surprising to him to encounter emotional situations throughout his career.
However, this case of an elderly woman who passed away due to myocardial infection saddens him the most.
There was one time when he received a case that an elderly woman who lived alone had passed away at her home.
Apparently, her neighbors lodged a police report that her house smelled like decaying animal.
When the police and the firemen arrived at the house, they discovered a corpse of an old woman who had passed away four days earlier. The old woman lived alone and there was no one else at the house when they found her lifeless body.
Later, Liu was called to handle the remains of the elderly woman. Upon arriving at the woman’s house, he saw that her body was covered with insects.
He was also baffled when he saw the dining table was full of food.
“I saw the dinner table was full of food so I was curious. Why would the elderly woman prepared so much food?” Liu said.
Since they found the woman’s identity card at the scene, it was not difficult to track down her relatives. Later, they managed to contact the woman’s son. Since Mother’s Day had just passed, the police figured if they could ask the son about his late mother.
Apparently, the son told that he was working in Singapore and when he returned to Taiwan, he was too busy with his work that he could not celebrate Mother’s Day with his elderly mother.
When the police told the son about the table full of food, the son broke down in tears.
It turned out that the woman had already prepared a lot of food for her son on Mother’s
Day but due to work, the son was unable to go home. The woman later took a shower but that was when she suddenly collapsed because of her heart condition.
It was only four days later that they finally discovered she was dead.
“The son’s tears of regret can never bring back his dead mother to life,” Liu said.
As for Liu, he had an important message to everyone. “No matter how busy you are, don’t forget that there is an old mother who is always waiting for you at home.”
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