Nik Dah Binti Nik Man (27/03/1961-02/10/2011)
Al-Fatihah, dari Dia kita datang, kepada Dia kita kembali.
It was in the bright evening in Denmark and in the dark, middle of night in Malaysia when I called my wife. After countless trial, I finally successfully managed to get through the line to contact her who just arrived in Kota Bharu after her long 22hrs, emergency journey back home to Malaysia.
And even before she spoke over the phone, I already can guess the news. My wife, in broken voice conveying the news we have long been preparing to hear - that my mother in law, or ‘Mek’ has passed away earlier of the day. She couldn't finish her sentences and broke into tears soon after, perhaps immediately after hearing to my voice at the end of the line.
My wife has always been a very strong woman, so listening to her crying, broke my heart into pieces. Therefore, I put my best efforts to put up a strong front when I spoke to her over the phone.
My MIL has been in ill for 5 months since last May, and each passing day, her condition wanes. She will now sleep in peace for a long time, and she is free from her pain (bone cancer) and other ‘illness’.
I am sorry for not being able to meet my MIL for one last time and not there with my wife when the time she really needed someone called husband by her side. And I am sorrier because I am grieving alone, in a foreign land. My duty as student kept me away from my wife’s family in this time of sorrow. I pray may Allah let my MIL be among the blessed one, and we will always love her for all she had done for our family.
We miss you so much Mek (My MIL), and thank you for taking care of us, and in return allowing us to always pray for you before our time was up.
Again, Al-Fatihah and may Allah bless her. Amin