It was a solemn Saturday for Kim Chiu when she visited her mother’s grave this weekend.
The One Great Love star was there to celebrate the birthday of her dear departed parent, Louella Yap Chiu, whom she lost to brain aneurysm nearly six years ago.
“A million times I’ve needed you, a million times I’ve cried.
If love alone could have saved you, you never would have died,” reads an excerpt of the poem Kim quoted on Instagram.
“In life, I love you dearly, in death I love you still.
In my heart you hold a place no one else can fill.
It broke my heart to lose you. But you didn’t go alone, part of me went with you, the day God took you home,” she adds.
Along were a picture of Kim kneeling in front of her mother’s tomb to cite a prayer, and a close up photo of Louella set atop a colorful array of flowers and three bowls containing different kind of fruits—patterned after the Chinese culture as their way of paying respects to a loved one.
“Happy birthday in heaven, mama! I love you,” concludes Kim.