Thursday, January 17, 2008

Happy New Year 2008 & Awal Muharram!

Happy New Year and Selamat Menyambut Awal Muharram! Okay, maybe this wish is a bit late...naaah, i don't think its that late considering its still January right? Heehee...Anyway, a new year has finally arrived meaning new hopes, new dreams, new achievements and well, what can I say everything new? Well, probably not everything new, can't have a new car when one can't afford a new one right, hehee... Hmm....

The year 2007 for me has been a good year in the first few months of 2007... I finally obtained my masters and had my convo in May. Which was a very significant date to me! Then, there was the good news that my dear friend was finally coming back to Malaysia for good, which was a great news for me. Missed her so much for the last few years. Then, there was an even greater news, one of my best friends is getting married this year! That was 'the' news for my circle of best friends. Aside that, for Ridhwan, alhamdulillah it was a very good year as he was not even warded to the hospital even once...alhamdulillah sangat2x...unlike 2006...it was a real testing year for me...Then, there's the trip to Kuantan by plane! I would say that was the travel of the year for me and Ridhwan. Never thought I'd be able to see the sea again, I love the beaches...and alhamdulillah Ridhwan was fine the whole way there...Though, lately he is so into a screaming frenzy, I'm sort of fearing to take a plane right now...hmmm...Oh and not forgetting, at last we cleaned my new house after nearly a year of non-looking at the existence of my new house!!!...Thus, came the endless cleaning and pre-buying of essential furnitures for the house. That was the great part! Window shopping furniture, carpet and household stuff was the agenda every week..meaning visits to IKEA was a must too! Heehee..what can I say, I'm a die hard fan of sweddish products...


However, come August, a very shocking incident hit our family when one my mother's sister had a stroke while my grandfather was in the hospital. It his us all quite badly as she was always the one who took care of my grandparents since she was working and was always the one running around to run errands for them...For once, the whole family felt a bit crippled and at lost in the situation.. Though come Ramadhan for me last year was the saddest moment of my life as my dear beloved grandfather past away in the beginning of the holy month... It took us all by surprise on his death..and I am missing him very much till now...Even this year Aidilfitri was a solemn celebration for me as my grandmother was very affected by his death...65 years of marriage ..its still taking her some time to adjust herself..and for that I respect and look up so much to my grandmother for being such a strong woman at times like this. So, come 3rd and 4th quarter of the year 2007 was very emotional and heartbreaking for me....but as believed, semua yang berlaku ada hikmahnya and innalillah....

Despite the ups and downs of my days in 2007, Ridhwan's wonderful progress has been an inspiration for me and my strentgh to go through the days ahead...He has progressed so much alhamdulillah..he may not be able to walk yet but he can sit on his own, sit and lie down and sit himself up again all by himself without any aid from me! Ya Allah, that is such an achievement for him! Good job Ridhwan! And vocabulary wise, gosh, he is saying so much words these days, but the screaming part is something I so need to work on...hmm...but otherwise, saying mama, ayah, atuk, memek, bibik and everything is just so wonderful to hear. And what makes me even happier was every hardwork, penat lelah I stimulate, exercise him all this while was seen in his progress and was congratulated by therapists and Ridhwan's sensei....

You know, being a mother to a special needs child, there is so much ups and down in my life pertaining to is progress and his achievement as a toddler and according to his milestones. Thus, when you see your child progressing slowly but very surely and people around you recognise your effort and your sacrifces...it warms your heart so much and gives me the strength and commitment to be an even better mother, therapist, sensei, massager and all that is needed to become! Hehehee....So, to you my son, you are my life and strength for me to face the days ahead this year and years to come and I pray to Allah that I'll be able to have the strenght, the patience and the health to help you reach all your milestones...amin...and to my husband, lets be better humans, muslim and most importantly better parents to our dear son...

Semoga tahun baru ini akan membawa berkat dan segala amal ibadat ku akan diredhai Allah..insya-Allah...amin....

Have a great 2008 year everyone!

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MRS.CURMUDGEON said...

Assalamualaikum
Hi Kak Reenaz, remember me?Kawan Ainil yang mereng2 tu *haha*.Anyway, love your blog and your insights.And your son is so comel-handsome gitu!Anyway, just blog-hopping.Take care!Happy berpublic-holiday!

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