02 January 2007
A few words before it gets too hectic. Back at work after what seems like months away- it was only three weeks but it felt much longer...
So many different emotions of late- sadness, happiness, depression and joy!
You can’t help but come back depressed from such a depressing place- I’m usually extremely optimistic, but in this case I don’t see any happy ending in sight. More talk on my experiences in the Middle East to follow...
I came back to such sadness. My dad’s youngest bro and his wife passed away in an accident. They leave behind five kids. To God we belong and to Him we will surely return...
Fee real sorry for the kids- but good to know that the family is supportive and awesome, so the kids will be well looked after and cared for. May God bless them!
My uncle and my aunt were young. Too young to die. God knows best. I can’t say I was extremely close to them. I never would have called out of the blue to chat- but we met so often that maybe wasn’t necessary. It’s just that every memory I have, from the earliest to the most recent happy occasions, they were always there- not in the forefront all the time; but just always there. So much a part of everything, a part of my family, a part of my life and a part of me. May God bless them!
My bro’s weekend marriage was a ray of happiness though. We now have some lovely new additions to the clan- and I pray for happiness for his new family. This event does leave me with one less excuse- I can no longer say 'I’m still loving bachelorhood and waiting for big bro to take the plunge first:-)'
And the joyous occasion of Eid was awesome. Somehow managed to make it extremely enjoyable, considering the circumstances. The kids needed it. I think we all needed it. To try and move on and enjoy the amazing family we have. At the end of the day, that’s all you have- family. Great people all around you and always there for you. Thank God!