Happy family Roshazlin (left), her younger sister (top, middle) and her children embracing Rosidah after watching Rosidah perform at a mall while her father Rosli Ludin looks on.
KUALA LUMPUR: For 39 years Rosidah Ahmad was a career woman, yet her children remember their 60-year-old mother as someone who is always there for them.
Her eldest daughter Roshazlin Suzana Rosli, 39, fondly remembers the varied menu for breakfast and lunch that her mother would prepare for them when they were young.
Despite holding a full-time job with the National Population and Family Development Board (LPPKN), until her retirement last year ago, Rosidah never missed any of the important developments in her four children’s life.
Her excellent time management skills ensured that her children were never want for anything.
According to Roshazlin, her mother woke up at 5am everyday to prepare breakfast and lunch before leaving for work.
“Every morning she would make sure the house chores are done before heading out to work,” Roshazlin said.
The 38-year-old secretary said her mother had a busy career, handling the administration of the board, but she would drop everything if any of her children needed her.
“She was an active woman, working and taking care of us. She devoted her life to us, for her family,” said Roshazlin.
Roshazlin said her ever smiling mother was the inspiration in her life.
Roshazlin and her family were present to support Rosidah who was performing during the launch of the national-level Mother’s Day 2014 celebration, organised by the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry and LPPKN, at a mall here yesterday.
Rosidah sang a song dedicated to mothers at the launch.
Roshazlin said although her mother no longer worked, Rosidah was still actively involved in activities organised by the ministry and the LPPKN due to her long work relationship with the board.
“It’s a happy day for her as she could see her old friends here,” said Roshazlin.
The family planned to take Rosidah out for a special Mothers Day dinner and a holiday.
“We don’t know where to yet. It all depends on my mother, she just came back from Bali!” Roshazlin said smiling.