Tuesday, August 15, 2006


Started writing this one while waiting for the blood tests to be completed at the specialist centre on Saturday morning....

Alisya & Naufal have a new "brother" - the mother that provided milk (ibu susu)for Alisya & Naufal recently gave birth to a baby boy named Faris...about a fortnight back. They have not visited him yet.....distance and schedule is part of the factor but the main reason would be the complications Faris is enduring right after he was born.

The baby was put on life support system, immediately after delivery. He had to be fed using tubes because of some flaw in the structure of the mouth - Melayu calls it 'sumbing' - which made it difficult for Faris to take his supply of milk without choking. The specialists are now doing some further tests, including chromosome tests to find out if there is any further complications Faris may have to face. The father is having some difficulty to finance the medical treatment Faris is having, the company he works with does not support 3rd child medication.

Mama could not just wait and symphatize, she initialized a fund collection for Faris and the team who managed to gather the fund handed it to the father before he went back up north to the family. Not just Faris is having complication, now the second child - Danial (Alisya & Naufal kid "adik susu") is having high fever.

People say, if you are given a strong test by the Almighty it is a sign that HE loves you and wants you to be a better person. I believe that. The father is a cool dude, soft spoken, very friendly and very humble. Never once in andy difficult situation I have seen him frowned, a smile is always there on his serene face. This is not the first time for him. The first child is a girl - pretty & chubby as Alisya! - who's about 6yrs old now. Danial was born a third child, they lost a child - baby boy before Danial - minutes after delivery. The specialists did mention to them during the pregnancy period that the baby is having some problems and there are many complications based on the tests done but the father & mother decided they are not going to abandon the child for whatever reason. They are mentally prepared for whatever that may come their way. Now, they are facing a similar test, with baby Faris.

I have very high respect for them. I have never met any couple/ person that is as noble as this one. They put aside their worldly needs and put all the priority to the babies they are having, always. They were there when Alisya & Naufal need the supply of milk to become 'adik-beradik susuan', they refused to be paid anything for the supply of milk which Alisya & Naufal shared with baby Danial at that point of time. (Alisya & Naufal also shared milk supply from my kid sister a little later than that when she delivered Raiyan.) They never failed to come to our open house/ birthday invitation for the twins. They really accept the twins as their flesh & blood and every time they met the twins, I witness how much they love the them.

If only the long awaited 'announcement' for the annual big 'B' is done......for the time being....I can just pray for that and for baby Faris to be strong in dealing with this test.

...and for the father & mother, I will pray for them to be stronger than they have been. It is fair for them to be rewarded by the Almighty with highest blessings and a very bright future in the hereafter.

In my life, there would be 2 different people with the name almost equal to baby Faris, both are my best buddies and they have never met each other. I will make it a point that baby Faris will be my best buddy too, next to Sheikh Mohd Faridz Bin Sheikh Salleh and Faris Mahida Bin M Dali.

Faris/ Faridz (the pronunciation is almost similar, what matters most is how you spell in in Arabic) means "knight, excellent horse rider".

Alisya & Naufal love horses.....

These past few weeks, I have been feeling very tired, fatigue but I cannot rest easily. I could still do stuffs with Yoda (FYI Yoda is the nick I gave my iBook) or read some books or magazine. The fastest way for me to fell asleep would be to watch TV. Even if it's the interestingly tech-plot related CSI: (my current favorite because Lost new season is not yet in). I'd woke up groggy in the morning but after a cold shower and morning prayers I am ready for action.....until it's late evening where the fatigue comes into play again.
...and the cycle continues

On Monday afternoon, my mind was really troubled - with some "policy" that may affect my plan with my family - sooner or later. Decided to finally go down and have a late lunch after which I met AbeDib - been ages since we last had a good talk, I just hugged him naturally, like I have finally met a long lost brother.....and being a wise person I believe he was able to "read" my mind and gave my a casual nasihat, he recall back my entry when we found out we are finally having a baby, and asked about the twins and Aliya, and talked a bit about his "daun" entry and relate it back to "qalb"....that's when I was woken up from the misery I endured before coming down, I felt at ease almost immediately....and I almost shed tears when I have to bid goodbye to AbeDib.....Allah bless you & your family AbeDib....

Woke up to do some prayers and start some work but the work part never got started - end up cleaning some tech stuff and updating this blog.....enough already of thinking how unfair it has been, I can only be fair to myself and my loved ones so I think I'm gonna stop here and go kiss my babies....

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