Monday, 8 October 2007

Grateful & Hopeful

We heard from our family doctor, our good family friend, dr. chng last weekend that my grandad fell off his bed. he is 86. i entered mum's room and she told me of the news. her eyes were red and she looked extremely worried. mum then texed my aunt and she confirmed it. we called my Tok Bah right away to persuade him to go to the hospital and get it checked. as usual, he didnt want to and changed the topic to Aidan.



We kept on persuading him by carefully choosing our words and layering it up with a few jokes so that he wont feel pushed or forced.

Before we hung up the phone and said our goodbyes, this was what he said to me:


"jaga cicit saya tu baik baik. didik dia betul betul. i would want all of you to come back for raya one day" and my eyes started to water. holding back my sadness, i said "insyaallah (god willing) i love you tok bah". went into the bathroom and cried, but of course, without mum or anyone seeing me.

My aunt's bringing my grandad for an x ray today and hopefully there's nothing serious.

At times like this, i wish malaysia is only an hour away and i can fly all of us back home. and at times like this i am grateful and thankful regardless whatever problems and worries we are all facing, we are alive and well. alhamdulillah.

I hope these two pictures will merge, and become one, hopefully Aidan will meet his greatgrandparents one day.




Z

19 comments:

Ajzie said...

Hope everything is ok..

Salam Aidilfitri to zaza n family...

Rita Ho said...

Z ... when was that pic of your granddad taken? He looks really good at 86!

I too hope the x-ray results will be negative for anything serious.

Anonymous said...

dont worry ok, im sure he will be fine, insyAllah.

tw

Wiz said...

I wish I could fly you to see your Tok Abah. To hear him say those words of advice just breaks my heart. I don't have my tok anymore and I know how it feels to miss one. I pray for his well being.

Selamat Hari Raya Zaza and family.

Cat Cat said...

Zaza,
Hope your grandpa is fine and x-ray came back good...
I pray hard for his well being.

Kak Nisa said...

Zaza..hope your grand dad is ok...insyallah...anyways selamat hari raya and maaf zahir dan batin ok...have a good one with Hardy and the little cutie pie there..Kirim salam to Fifi! Take care

Lollies said...

:(

I pray that he will be ok.

maybe one day we all can go back for raya kan?

mommy@lif said...

hi zaza, this is a sad news, but i'm praying for his well being.. insyaAllah everything is OK and nothing serious

i get all emo reading his words. may his wish comes true

IbuHaziq said...

hope he will be ok....hang in there... :)

zara's mama said...

Hope he's ok.

Actually, am curious, with most of the family being out of Malaysia, do you guys come back and meet up like occasionally with the rest of the relatives in Malaysia?

Oyul said...

pray & hope he'll be fine.

Salam eid mubarak for you & family.

M A Janssen said...

Hope all is well there. Our doas & thought for your Tok Bah this Syawal. Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri for all in your family.

rini said...

Get well soon tok bah !

Selamat Hari Raya Zaza,
Maaf Zahir & Batin.

Anonymous said...

Hi Zaza & family

I'm glad that your grandfather is okay. Insya Allah when you plan your trip back to Malaysia, he'll still be around.

Here's wishing you Selamat Hari Raya, Maaf Zahir Batin.

Rozie & Natasha

Lapa said...

There are three kinds of women:

the pretty ones

the ugly ones

and the blondes...

(trad.by lapa)

Anonymous said...

Dear Zaza, real sorry to hear about Tok Bah. I know how you and auntie feel. Ayah fell into the drain recently and fractured 2 of his ribs. I was really anxious and worried but I reassured myself that everything will be fine and bersyukur sangat2 as it can be worst.

-Ez-

Frankensteina said...

I hope everything is fine with your grandfather now.

Aidan's Mama & Papa said...

guys, thank you ever so much for your kind thoughts and wishes. he's ok, spirits are high but the x ray results shows that it was quite a nasty fall. and since he's got osteoporosis, he cant afford to have another fall. he has be be really careful. he's old to have a speedy recovery, so in time, i'm sure the pain will go away.

thanks guys..

Z

Aidan's Mama & Papa said...

guys, thank you ever so much for your kind thoughts and wishes. he's ok, spirits are high but the x ray results shows that it was quite a nasty fall. and since he's got osteoporosis, he cant afford to have another fall. he has be be really careful. he's old to have a speedy recovery, so in time, i'm sure the pain will go away.

thanks guys..

Z