And we had a splendid lunch with the family. It was a small gathering as most of the family were unable to attend but despite the lower turn out, it was just as special and maybe more.
It came as a realization that every year this day comes and goes, as does Mother's Day, Parent's Day and all the other days that seem to have a higher significance than ordinary days.
Truth is, these days are not more special, they're only made to seem so - to play into capitalism, to play into the need to display appreciation more outwardly, more generously and so on.
This shouldn't be the case and it really isn't. What makes those morning dim sum times with dad any less special or those lunches with mom any less special. Every moment accumulates to form the beautiful life that we have been given and blessed with.
The only distinction lies where there's a flood of Facebook posts, pictures of happy families that mask the real daily stories and rough patches that fill the pages of their book.
I've just gained clarity that the real internal reason I've started this new chapter is not to build something solely for users or for me, it's to build the life that I want to give to the two most important people who have sacrificed so damn much for me to that I can be here in the position that I'm in, right here, right now.
It's to give them what I've always wanted to before it's too late.
It has never been more clear - I'm doing all of this for you both to give you what you couldn't award yourself so that I could have invaluable experiences to propel me that much further.
I've found my why.