Friday, May 11, 2007

Happy Mother's Day

Thanks to PureSeed, Jln Sultan Ismail...(Miss Winnie)
Gift just for u


Dear Mama,
Happy Mother's Day
Thank You For everything
Pray and doa for my success!
im a ready now
Strive for the best!
Wish me luck!

To all mothers
Wish you all Happy Mother's Day
May Allah Bless You
Amin

Love
K Yong, Me & Eno

Dedicate this song to u : Because you love me

For all those times you stood by me
For all the truth that you made me see
For all the joy you brought to my life
For all the wrong that you made right
For every dream you made come true
For all the love I found in you
I'll be forever thankful baby
You're the one who held me up
Never let me fall
You're the one who saw me through through it all

You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn't speak
You were my eyes when I couldn't see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn't reach
You gave me faith 'coz you believed
I'm everything I am
Because you loved me

You gave me wings and made me fly
You touched my hand I could touch the sky
I lost my faith, you gave it back to me
You said no star was out of reach
You stood by me and I stood tall
I had your love I had it all
I'm grateful for each day you gave me
Maybe I don't know that much
But I know this much is true
I was blessed because I was loved by you

You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn't speak
You were my eyes when I couldn't see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn't reach
You gave me faith 'coz you believed
I'm everything I am
Because you loved me

You were always there for me
The tender wind that carried me
A light in the dark shining your love into my life
You've been my inspiration
Through the lies you were the truth
My world is a better place because of you

You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn't speak
You were my eyes when I couldn't see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn't reach
You gave me faith 'coz you believed
I'm everything I am
Because you loved me

Ive read in NST from my Vice Chancellor:
source : HERE

MY mother passed away exactly a year ago last week after being hospitalised for several months at Kuala Lumpur Hospital. She had been hospitalised elsewhere but had not experienced anything comparable to the care she received under Datuk Dr Zaki Morad and his dedicated staff.

It was because of this that the departure of my mother was made a little easier, knowing full well that we had tried everything we could to provide the best for her and that it was time for her to return to God.

As believers, we are convinced that there can never be a better place to return to, except to our beloved Creator.

As believers, too, we are entitled to the privilege of being human and to feel the pain with a sense of deep loss for someone who had been part of our life for so long.

My mother was not just another ordinary person whose presence could be substituted by another. Earl Riney said: "The mother’s love is like God’s love; He loves us not because we are lovable, but because it is His nature to love, and because we are His children."
All the more, the emptiness that mother left behind was such a void that it is impossible to fill. This is testimony that she was an embodiment of the Godly love and tender care which exudes naturally from her heart and soul.

After all, it is the same tender loving care that nurtured all of us in the family to the extent that we truly appreciate what God-conscious life is all about.

Writes Wayne Winters in Ode to Mum: "I look back on my childhood and thank the stars above. For everything you gave me, but mostly for your love."

In other words, by virtue of her love, mother will always be with us and be part of our lives — be it a time of joy or despair, during moments of difficulty, or celebration.

In many ways, though her physical presence is always sorely missed, she had given us enough to hang on to when she was alive. That is how much mother means to us as a family, and that is true for all mothers.

So special are they that their sacrifices and selflessness fit well with the description offered by one Tenneva Jordan:

"A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie."

But still many would take their mother for granted. As Catherine Pulsifer puts it: "You don’t appreciate your mother until you’re a mother yourself."

Those who are not biologically destined to be one should remember what the famous Dr Benjamin Spock has to say: "What good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is usually best after all."

I could still recall many of the pertinent decisions that my mother, on consultation with my father, made despite their having to put up with great sacrifices just because it was about giving me the very best!

Truly these are unforgettable moments since we are a not a-well-to-do family.

How true what Ruth E. Renkel expresses: "Sometimes the poorest woman leaves her children the richest inheritance."

Or that of the anonymous saying: "A mother is someone who dreams great dreams for you, but then she lets you chase the dreams you have for yourself and loves you just the same."

For the last one year, therefore, only time seems to be the great comforter for the family, though time, too, stood still on several occasions.

The memory of her is all that we have left to cherish, "for the mother is and must be, whether she knows it or not, the greatest, strongest and most lasting teacher her children have", according to Hannah Smith.

Indeed, she taught us to be strong when things were rough, to be honest when faced with temptations, to be sincere when offering help, and to be gentle when dealing with just about any living thing.

And, most of all, to be steadfast and patient when we need to make some sacrifices for the betterment of all. And never to expect any return from it.

Scottish historian, critic and sociological writer Thomas Carlyle once wrote: "Who is it that loves me and will love me forever with an affection which no chance, no misery, no crime of mine can do away? It is you, my mother."

Or that as acknowledged by Abraham Lincoln: "All that I am or hope to be, I owe to my mother."

It is certainly not difficult to understand and appreciate why Prophet Muhammad insisted that paradise is to be found at the feet of our mothers.

In trying to keep our mother alive in our memory, we cannot but dream of that very paradise with a great of hope, to be able to dwell in it as worthy and deserving children who cared for their parents.

To paraphrase one other saying: "We are not perfect parents and we will never be. You are not perfect children and you will never be. But put us together and we will be the best combination we would ever be."

Those among us fortunate enough to have their mothers and fathers around them, please keep this in mind.


* The writer is the vice-chancellor of Universiti Sains Malaysia.
(Prof Dato' Dr Dzulkifli Abdul Razak)
ive met him in person for the first time in Malaysian Hall. Down to earth with his soft spoken. I adore you now! What u said in the writings ... absolutely right!!! I always pray and doa for My family...Happy Mother's Day

Ive called my mum. Spoken to her make me felt really comfortable...out from the stress world
Mama Cried of happiness and she missed me so much.... (I wish to hugh you now)
Ive asked blessings from Mama and Abah...
My exam will start tomorrow...
A bit scared BUT
InsyaAllah i'll try my best!


To all,
im quit for a while from blogging..
take care and wish me luck!
:)

Regards,
me

8 comments:

akubudaksetan said...

BrO- yOu ArE gOod SoN.. cOok Me DiNnEr PlEaSe AnD dO mY lUaNdRy ok Or NoT.. jUsT kIddInG!

Hafiz MZ said...

Sejuk perut yr mum, dapat 3 beradik mcm ni :D

sha said...

happy mothers day to every mum in the world!

gud luck with ur exam!!

pinknerd said...

hahaha, i agree with setan boy. you're like a good son/brother!

HMM.

and goodluck with exams

alynn said...

gdluck abg boy :)
nnt mai oxford after ure free from exams eh.
kita buat satay lg!!

Anonymous said...

boy miss u! whn ru comin back? dont think am goin thre dis yr! - fendeysan

-another zafi- said...

dude,

nice posting there..just happen to found ur blog from kak yasmin's..
n so happen saw ur nickname same as my name..wut a coincidence!!!

zafi said...

waaaaaa
tq2 to all
im totally tired now and miss u people so much!

fendey,
i miss u like crazy!

heyya my clone! zafi

Thanks Alynn

Pink, u oso good sis kan?

Sha, arigatou

Hafiz dear, u too la

Sean, erk.. naughty!