My Beloved Mom... 1938-2014

July 16, 2014

Sunset at Trigg beach

This time last year, I wrote about my trip to Kuala Lumpur, my excitement to be able to see  my mom again, to celebrate her 75th birthday.

This year... I planned to be in KL from 4th July, with intention to spend at least few days of Ramadan with my mom.
.....I made my way to Malaysia, with a heavy heart.

My mom just turned 76 on 1st July.
We spoke that evening over the phone, with me wishing her 'Happy Birthday' and we exchanged news. She sounded happy but I could detect from her voice that she was tired She was hospitalised a day before for hypoglycaemia.

At 4.10am, 2nd July... as I was preparing for my suhoor or pre-dawn meal; its the 4th day of Ramadan, the phone rang, and I heard my brother's voice at the other end of the line... in his quivering voice, he whispered 2 words that change my life ..."She's Gone"
Couldn't believe what I was hearing....
tears started rolling down my cheek

.... I can only planned but ALLAH has better plans for my mom.

Some say, time will heal...
I still feel the pain from losing my dad 4 years ago (he passed away on 26th July 2010).
Again ... time will tell....

إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ

"Surely we belong to Allah and to Him shall we return"