بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ
55 years ago, today. my Abah was born.
today i spent the whole day with abah and mama. most of our plans went down the drain when abah got those emergency calls from his workers. apparently he's been getting a lot of these phone calls these few days. =,=''
i spent most of the time inside the car. only abah and mama kept coming in and going out. meeting people, signing stuff, discussing things, drenched wet in the rain. hadoy. we were only able to have lunch by 6.30pm!
we got back home only around maghrib time. and almost straight away after the prayers, we had to send lin off to her tuition class, all the way to Pengkalan Chepa. and then back all the way to Pendek for the weekly tahlil. and then rushing back to pick lin up again.
7 a.m to 11 p.m. *phew*
i didn't do much today. all i did was watch. watch the things mama and abah do everyday. the things that i don't get to see much because i was too little to understand, or too busy with homeworks as i grew up, or too busy with classes and exams, or just because i was away from home.
it made me think a lot. these are the things that they have been doing for so long now. without us (anak-anak) truly knowing about it. and yet with all these things in their hands, we never really noticed this. we've never been pushed away; it seems like we were always eating together, laughing together, joking around together. but behind our backs, these are the things that they have to think of, the work that they have to do, their time and energy spent; so so much, just because of us.
but they kept quiet about it. no matter how busy and spent they were.
no wonder everyone in the family thought mama abah are just doing office work.
somehow we might think that for our parent's birthday; throwing a celebration, buying cool gifts and baking a huge delicious cake is enough. but in truth, after seeing all those things they did, the best gift for them is to keep our promises to them.
to be a good son/daughter,
to be a good human being,
to be a good muslim/muslimah,
to make doa for them, pray for them;
to love them, cherish them, respect them, and honour them.
i know that what i've seen is only the tip of the iceberg. we will never truly know what our parents have done for us. Allahu Allah.
“Ya Allah, ampunilah aku dan ampunilah kedua-dua ibu bapaku
dan cucurilah rahmat kepada mereka
sebagaimana mereka mencurahkan kasih sayangnya
memelihara dan mendidikku ketika kecil.”
Dearest Abah, (and mama. hehe);
happy birthday. i love you both so so much.
and to You,
alhamdulillah, for blessing me with them. :')