I see a gentleman running. He is running along the corridor outside the office. The office is at the void deck of a HDB estate.
John is in his 40s, married. It was 9 am in the morning. John was busy working in the office. He was just about to attend a meeting. He received a call from his maid, “Your wife is going to deliver! Go to KK Hospital now!”.
John feels very happy, excited, and a little scared. He prays that the baby is a boy. It is their first born child. John prays that mother and baby are safe. John takes the taxi to KK hospital. He goes immediately to the ward to look at his wife, Mary. Mary is carrying a baby boy. Mary says to John, “Don’t worry, everything is fine.” Mary hands the baby boy to John. “This is your son.” John says, “Thank you precious thing. Thank God for the both of you.”
John names his son, Richard. He hopes that Richard will be a good citizen for his family and country. He hopes for a bright future, and that Richard will be a successful person; that he will be thankful to the world and God. And don't forget the poor and needy!