11th August, 5.40 a.m., Wednesday....the 1st day of Ramadan, a day which we'll never forget cos we lost our beloved brother who had been ill for almost 2 years and succumbed to his illness at dawn that day. We are filled with grief. Losing a family member is the last thing we would want to happen but who are we to ward off what's been fated for him for we strongly believe in God's will who has the uppermost hand in all matters. Mankind is God's creation and our full devotion are towards Him and God has let us share the love with him for 43 years. Quite a long time going through the bitter sweet life as close-knit siblings in a big family. The bond among family members is very strong and we care so much for each other. He's no longer with us but our love for him lives on.
Reflection on what happened that morning.....
..........got a call from my sister in Kuching telling us that our beloved brother was in a critical condition. Just a couple of minutes later my mom called telling us that he had gone. We were so shaken to hear that though we knew how his condition was. It had been a very frequent visits for us to Kuching especially in the last 2 years. My brother was working and residing there with his family. As for my mom, Kuching is her second home. She has to juggle between Kuching and Bintulu frequently visiting my late brother and my sister who's also residing there. My mom was at my brother's side throughout his illness. About a week before his death, we were on a convoy of 4 cars visiting him when he was admitted at Sarawak General Hospital Kuching.
Paid our last respect......
........that morning we were lucky enough to be able to board the early flight to Kuching. Luckily, it wasn't the peak period so the 15 of us (brothers, sisters, daughters, sons, nephews and nieces) were on our way and arrived at about 11 a.m. at Kuching International Airport. We headed straight to my brother's place. All of us except for my youngest brother was unable to make it as he's attending a PETRONAS course in Trengganu.
In loving memory......
my dear brother
our prayers are always with you
the love we shared
the tears and joys we went through
all these are engraved in our hearts
the memories will linger on
everything's so vivid
in our minds
and when we grow up
unconditional love forever
exists among us
everyone you left behind
loves you the way you were
and sweet memories
will linger on forever
Today is the 11th day since he was called to rest. We still feel so much of his presence, the jokes and laughter we shared.....actually, everything.....which are now sweet loving memories . We will miss him this coming Aidilfitri. We love you, my dear brother, but our Almighty loves you even more.