One life…

“…. it was time to move on,

a time to appreciate all that life had given you and to strive towards health in the hopes that, one day, you too would be able to give back in whatever way you can.

You are given but one life. During your lifetime, there will be many chances and opportunities; it is these that need to be recognised for the blessings that they are, even if they come in the form of a disease, as unwelcome a gift as that may be.

Once that time comes, it will not be a period to dwell on the past, to ask, “Why me?”

Appreciate your family and friends, create the memories of a lifetime, and hope you would be able to return the kindness showered on you.”

– Idayu Maarof;  excerpt from The Doctor is Sick (2016)
http://www.mphonline.com/books/nsearchdetails.aspx?&pcode=9789674153779

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Celebrating Motherhood

I had her with me for a while only
I did not understand then
And I sometimes asked why
Why was I given only a short time
With the one I called my mum
Now that I have children of my own
I truly appreciate those early years
And life after the loss
That I should live in the moment
Be thankful of every challenge…

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Pic : my painting ‘letting go'(i shall rise again)

*my mothers day jotting

I am awake and I smile

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Hope, Love and Patience
Are here with me at all times
Don’t have to count 1 2 3
Don’t have to call for them to come
I can feel their presence even if I could not see
That’s the gift He is giving me
To help me through with this journey
Knowing that He is always there
Guiding me in every step I have to take
Giving me back my smile
So I could share with the love of my life
#gratitude

I am strong, don’t you see?

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We sat there
The two of us
Quietly sipped our tea
Speechless
Not knowing what to say
Anxious and worried
We just stared at each other
We talked through our eyes;
If only you could read my mind
If only you could understand this silence
I was actually telling you and me,

This might be the closure
In these few days to come

You’ve just got to believe me
I am strong, don’t you see?
Photo : tea time@home with him. My bread puding with papaya