Saturday, July 9, 2016
Salam Aidilfitri 2016
"Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them..." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
In the name of Allah, the Beneficient, the Most Merciful.
Salam Aidilfitri 2016 to all Muslims in the world!
Last year I spent my Aidilfitri in Turkiye. This year I decided to stick around in the country and beraya di kampung.
Airiel went back to his father's village.
I went back to Sungai Siput and Kuala Kangsar.
Despite missing Airiel terribly, I realised I have pretty much adapted to this new tradition.
1st raya in KL when I visit Akif's grave.
Airiel will beraya with his father.
I am well adjusted and extremely happy with my life. Who would have thought I would have said this 2-3 years ago? But I have learned that time can heal wounds, the scars make you wiser, the healing forges old relationships and becomes the foundation of new ones.
I cherish Airiel, not everybody has the privilege of having kids.
I miss Akif, but I accept his passing and is content with the fact that he is heaven. Not everybody has the privilege to have all their kids with them at all.
I am in a good co-parenting relationship with Airiel's father and for this I am grateful. Not everybody has that privilege after going their separate ways in a marriage. I am hoping it gets even better with time and pray that it will last.
There are many things to mourn over, and yet there are so many things to rejoice in and be happy about.
I am excited about my family's NGO, we plan on helping, one life at a time. It is so true when people say 'Without suffering there is no compassion'. I find this to be so true. Without what I have been through, or what the family has gone through, I doubt that this NGO would have been born, or that I will feel so strongly about making a difference, no matter how small and be so determined to do it.
So watch this space for upcoming projects!
And last but not least. A meme!! A RAYA meme hahaha.
I am also excited about this new Korean product which I have been using that is AWESOME.
Wait for it. Maybe I will update this next week kalau ada masa.
Much love from Airiel and I.
Peace and love to everyone.