Wednesday, October 31, 2007

SABAR

As per my last entry, we almost spent our raya in the hospital. Strangely, I was not sad but was emotionally prepared to 'celebrate' it in the hospital. The feeling was of someone who was resigned to face the inevitable : a quiet raya in the sterile ward, away from home, beloved parents etc. However, the physician decided that hubby was well enough on the eve of raya to go home although he was still extremely tired.


Eid at my parents'




On the 3rd raya, my family came up from KL. Guess, they missed us as much as we missed them! 2 days later we convoyed back to KL. Thus, we got to celebrate raya in KL, after all, albeit late. In view of hubby's condition we only limited our visits to very close relatives i.e. his brothers, my aunty and a cousin. I had to oblige mak when she asked me to accompany them to another cousin's by leaving hubby behind.

We had the great pleasure of being visited by 2 blogger families this raya. Pycno, Bea and their whole brood were kind to drop by for a meagre dinner. They brought us a beautiful strawberry cake and some gifts. Maman managed to snap a pic of the yummy rich cake but it came out blur. In essence, the visit was to inquire hubby's health. We are lucky to have friends who care and pray for us in times of test. Our heartful thanks to Pycno, Bea and family.

Last weekend, we were again given the opportunity to meet another blogger family. A long awaited visit, indeed! Mynn, Nisak, Sarah and Amar came to our house for the first time. Besides them, we also got to meet Mynn's fine dad and sis. Of course, KKL and OK were around too! Like all bloggers who get to meet each other for the first time, the feeling was mutual. It was as though we have known each other long. Reading entries and looking at their pictures were sufficient to create a bond of some sort. Thank you guys for the visit and gifts! To Mynn: Good luck in your up coming attachment and may you succeed in getting your masters soon!



On a more sombre note, Mynn/Nisak's close friend, Mr D passed away 2 days ago, from cancer. I got to know about Mrs D and her blog from Mynn/Nisak's entries. Though, I don't know D at all, my readings about her was enough for me to feel for her present bereavement.

Few days prior, my mom's neighbor, also D, passed away, from cancer, too. Still in her mid-late 30s, D left behind a 3 year old daughter. Apparently, she decided to go for chemotherapy when the cancer had advanced. Allahu'alam.

Both sad stories have profound similarities that I find intriguing. They both were inflicted by cancer and died young, leaving behind very small kids and young spouses. Also the span of time from diagnosis and their deaths was less than a year, I think. Such a poignant reminder for us that sickness and deaths can inflict us anytime, thus appreciate your health and seek His pleasure!

May Allah swt protect their souls and place them amongst those with iman. To Mrs D, I pray that Allah swt give you great strength to persevere in this hardship of yours.

11 comments:

Ku Keng said...

my very close friend has just being admitted for cancer of the liver. Too sad to break the news to him that it is at a very advanced stage.

maklang said...

salam..

Moga2 yang pergi dicucuri rahmatNya..dan yang tinggal dapat beramal dengan lebih2 lagi...

Selamat Hari Raya kak...

Salam kat Dr. Azmi...moga2 dah fully recovered.

dith said...

Keng-

When a friend is down with a debilitating illness, it can be difficult to decide what kind of support he/she wants.

Maklang-

Jumpa Paklang kat KSH tadi. Saya panggil dia, mujur dia ingat saya, :p

Queen Of The House said...

DITH, many of us in blogosphere who read or know of D's blog have been deeply affected and humbled by the family's recent loss. Allah knows best. It just seems that many people seem to be afflicted by cancer .....

Glad your raya was 'redeemed', after all. May Ikelah continue to be blessed with good health. You, too, of course!

maklang said...

Kak, Paklang kata akak panggil dia dengan nama adek dia kat KL tu...patut pun dia tak perasan..he..he...Nama dia tak ada 'ry' kat belakang! he..he..

simah said...

yeah..death can come anytime...

sometimes i think jugak la... how will i die? Allah knows la kan... cuma kekadang tu... sak┼čit cancer n all is very painful of course... tapi kekadang tu...i rasa to be informed of death beforehand (ie..sakit teruk) kadang kadang tu nice jugak..at least u get to say goodbye.. n prepare all the necessary to leave the living...still, no death is not painful to the ones left behind...

wahhh amar n sarah look healthy n happy....i miss seeing amar's sleeping picture...:0)

r nisak well and have adapted well over there?

take care akak! hope ur hubby is up n dandy by now..

pycnogenol said...

How are you DITH and apa khabar Ikelah?

Am too busy now to go blog-hopping. You know the reason, kan? ;)

Salams to everyone!!!

hiyoshi said...

I do hope that you'll come up with something more cheerful soon. It feels rather gloomy here :(

afie911 said...

Bile KITE nak jumpe (lagi) pulak? :D

mynn said...

salams dith
didn't realise you were taking pictures at all - very stealthy of you. it was great finally getting to visit you in kuantan - next time you are in terengganu or shah alam do come over and pay us a visit :)

simah said...

salam akak..lama tak update? sibuk ker layan anak anak masa cuti sekolah ni? (still cuti sekolah kan?)

take care! have a nice holiday! :0)

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