Thursday, July 26, 2007

A Beautiful Story

Just to share with you guys... a beautiful story, read on...

Here is another beautiful story that touched my heart, trust you will enjoy reading it and then practice it .. toooo.

After 21 years of marriage, my wife wanted me to take another woman out to dinner and a movie. She said I love you, but I know this other woman loves you, and would love to spend some time with you.The other woman that my wife wanted me to visit was my MOTHER, who has been a widow for 19 years, but the demands of my work and my three children had made it possible to visit her only occasionally.

That night, I called to invite her to go out for dinner and a movie."What's wrong, are you well," she asked? My mother is the type of woman who suspects that a late night callor a surprise invitation is a sign of bad news."I thought that it would be pleasant to be with you," I responded. "Just the two of us. "She thought about it for a moment, and then said, "I would like that very much."

That Friday after work, as I drove over to pick her up, I was a bit nervous. When I arrived at her house, I noticed that she, too, seemed to be nervous about our date. She waited in the door with her coat on. She had curled her hair and was wearing the dress that she had worn to celebrate her last wedding anniversary.She smiled from a face that was as radiant as an angel's.

"I told my friends that I was going to go out with my son, and they were impressed, "she said, as she got into the car. "They can't wait to hear about our meeting". We went to a restaurant that, although not elegant, was very nice and cozy. My mother took my arm as if she were the First Lady. After we sat down,I had to read the menu. Half way through the entries, I lifted my eyes and saw Mom sitting there staring at me. A nostalgic smile was on her lips "It was I who used to have to read the menu when you were small," she said."Then it's time that you relax and let me return the favor," I responded.

During the dinner, we had an agreeable conversation -nothing extraordinary, but catching up on recent events of each other's life. We talked so much that we missed the movie. As we arrived at her house later, she said, "I'll go out with you again, but only if you let me invite you." I agreed.

"How was your dinner date?" asked my wife when I got home. "Very nice. Much more so than I could have imagined," I answered. A few days later, my mother died of a massive heart attack. It happened so suddenly, that I did to not get to do anything for her.

Some time later, I received an envelope with a copy of a restaurant receipt from the same place mother and I had dined.An attached note said: "I paid this bill in advance. I wasn't sure that I could be there; but nevertheless, I paid for two plates - one for you and the other for your wife. You will never know what that night meant for me. I love you, son."

At that moment, I understood the importance of saying in time: "I LOVE YOU!" and to give our loved ones the time that they deserve. Nothing in life is more important than God and your family. Give them the time they deserve, because these things cannot be put off till "some other time."

Pass this along to everyone with an aging parent, to a child, to an adult, to anyone with a parent. "Please do not take people you LOVE for Granted" .. it is said that people we love the most .. we hurt the most.

Here's wishing your today is better than yesterday and tomorrow.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Setelah sekian lama...

Wah, lama betul saya tak update post kat blog saya ni. Demam punya pasal. Punya lah lama demam. Mula-mula ingat, selsema burung. Dah lama tak sakit sampai macam tu. Penyakit lama pun boleh datang balik. Seksa betul bila sakit. Selera makan pun takde. Perut pun kempis jer, mengalahkan bulan posa. Berhari-hari tak makan. Dasyat betul. Kalau anda dah berkeluarga, anda mesti familiar sangat dengan keadaan di mana kalau salah sorang family member sakit, akan 'take-turn' la sorang demi sorang sakit. Ha, macam tu la yang terjadi kat family saya. Sampai 2 round daa... kalo baby sakit, kita tak leh tidor malam. Kalo kita sakit, baby plak tak larat nak jaga. Itu lah pasal, jagalah kesihatan kita. Makan la sementara Tuhan bagi kita selera untuk makan. Sebab bila Tuhan tarik balik nikmat tu, seksa nya, sendiri yang tahu. Orait, jaga kesihatan demi yang tersayang!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Cool Mom Super Dad

Weekend yang lepas, saya sekeluarga pi jalan-jalan. Dah lama benor tak masuk kedai buku. Tengok punya tengok, saya beli lah buku pasal parenting ni, tajuknya, Cool Mum Super Dad, oleh Jamilah Samian. Saya dah pun ada 2 anak, yang besor 4 tahun dan yang kecik, 1 tahun. Tapi ini la first time saya beli buku pasal parenting. So far, baru baca skit. Amat menarik. Kalo ler dari dulu saya belajor pasal benda ni. Biasalah, saya andaikan, benda ni akan datang secara semulajadi bila kita dah berkeluarga. Memang selama ni pun belajor dari pengalaman seharian menjalani rutin sebagai suri rumah. Tapi banyak benda lain yang mungkin kita tak sedor sebagai parents. Jadi, blum terlambat lagi untuk belajor menjaga dan sayang pada anak. Harap dapat jadi mama yang lebih baik pada Amirul dan Hafizan.