abe's taking his place in front of the imam and uncle Ezani (Abah & Mama's close friend-now-turns-to-be-besan), and the image of abe's practice with me the night before (me being the imam what not) came to mind. but kakak beside me suddenly got teary eyed and couldn't stop herself from crying. i was calming her down when i myself were getting all choked up. and the ceremony has not yet even started!
so here is a story about my protective abe, i wanted to write this down on the wedding day actually but i only manage to find time 3 weeks later. hadoy.. so here goes :)
1991, 3 beradik just got back home for good, from Brunei to Pasir Mas. The eldest sister, is about 9 years old, the brother is 8 years old, and the youngest one was 2 years old. and all of them reunited with their cousins back at Rumah Che (grandma's house), and established their gang; consisting of cousins with similar age and only 1 year age gaps in between. (which all ended up getting married back-to-back nowadays.hehehe)
but the evening play-time around the kampung would always be interrupted by the older gang of Kampung Seberang Pasir Mas (1-2 years age older than them perhaps). them being the longer-established gang of the kampung would always cause the younger kiddos to go back home earlier then what they wished for. ala-ala kene buli la ni.
and then we have Abah, the over-protective young dad (the over-protective part remains, the young part err not so much.hehe) realized that cucu-cucu Che were being bullied. so on abah's part, im guessing he was afraid things might get out of hands without the parent's supervision; he advices abe on some defense tricks should the bigger kids decided to play rough. "adik, if someone tries to beat you up, hit them at 2 areas. the first is near the rib. if that doesn't work, then aim a kick at the 'place-where-guys-wouldn't-want-to-be-kicked-at', and then run away as fast as you can." *i was already laughing out loud at this part* bear in mind that abah was just trying to teach abe self-defense, not teach abe how to beat others.
so one fateful day, the usual happened. the young kids were playing, then the big guys came, so abe, kakak and the gang retreated back home. and that's when abe realized that one little-chubby-girl was left behind, yup it's me thank you very much. not realizing what was happening, playing all alone not caring about others around. abe was panicking, his little sister was left behind. and i guess the big kids realized this and wanted to tease the kiddos and they sort of circled around me. (lols, it sounded like the hindustan movies or something only that this happened to kampung kids aged less than 10 years old; and apparently a little girl who couldn't care less of what's around her. haha)
so abe, despite he himself being scared of the bigger kids, arched forward. i guess he felt that he's the big brother, and that's his little sister there, and he should be responsible. so he went to the group all alone. because of his small size, one of the bigger kids sort of snuggle abe up into his arms. you know, gripping around abe's head. so abe tried the first trick, but he couldn't reach the ribs. and yes, like you guessed, he opt for the 2nd trick and managed to kick the kid's 'place-where-guys-wouldn't-want-to-be-kicked-at', and the big kid ended up flat on his back, groaning with pain; as kakak would describe it.
by this time, ayah Di, our uncle was at the scene and he asked Abe why did abe do that, and his famous answer was; "abah ajar." *laughing mode* cute.
i was talking to kakak and abah and mama and realized that this was one character of abe. he may sometimes seems kind of quite, (compared to me and kakak he's quieter la), but in a situation like that, he would act like this. very opposite of what he usually is. there was another similar story like mine, but that happens when he was trying to protect kakak, so we leave it to her to tell the story. basically, abe has always been like that when he was small, and this special side of him remains till this very day. that is what makes him one of those very special guys in my life. love you so much abe!
so now that he's officially a husband, with a new responsibility in hand (we talked so much about this with abah and everybody kan kan?) and many more responsibilities coming your way, i believe that Abe will manage to do just fine. insyaAllah. he has always been the protective son, and the protective brother, and now he will definitely be the protective husband to Kak Izza (fondly called Kak Ita now.heheh).
be yourself like you have always been,
carry on the responsibilities with prayers for Allah's help,
seek ilmu banyak-banyak because it's the ultimate guidance;
and always know that we love you deeply from our hearts,
and we will always be there for you in whatever that you are going through.
*and we will definitely love you more if you go for prayers at the mosque everyday~*
like i always said,
i pray that both you and Kak Ita will remain happily together till Jannah.
i pray that ALL of us remain together, till Jannah.
ameen ameen ya Rabb al-a'lamin.
here are some pictures of the very hectic weeks before ;)
majlis akad nikah at masjid shah alam
and finally it's majlis bertandang a.k.a bwk balik menantu.
hehe.since it's at our house i put some extra pictures cuz i love most of it :)
|love the angle + the ice cream corner + us adik beradik minus lin kat mane? + kakak cubit adik die + aimullah looking cool|
|me and cousin with our scandal photo + abe and kak ita chillin + super cute kids + the smiling groom|
|tempat ambik gambar + mama and friend + kak ita's arrivals + family photo before the addition :)|