Ipoh, 1988 - Sepasang suami isteri berangkat ke Kota Makkah utk menunaikan fardhu haji. Demi menyahut lambaian Kaabah, mereka terpaksalah meninggalkan 4 orang anak yang masih kecil di bawah jagaan saudara terdekat.
I was very small, 6 YO & crying 2 c them leaving. But only 4 a while when Pah Chu bought me a cup of ice-cream. 5 posen wooo eskrem tuh... Rase best gile sbb slalu mkn yg 3posen jek.. Hihihi.. Mmg terubat sgtla my 'kerinduan' towards my parents. Bleh x gitu?...
Throughout that period, Mak Tam & arwah Apak jage kitorg & it was fun sbb ade org amik kitorg pegi balik dr skolah. & the bestest part was, kalo arwah Apak xsihat = no school!!! hihihi... Kids, besela..
Kelana Jaya, 2008 - 20 yrs l8r, both couple went 2 Makkah again. This time around, anak2 dah besar & know how 2 take care of themselves.
The nite b4, we had a solat jemaah, tahlil & doa selamat sket. A very small occasion among anak beranak but it was very meaningful. Mase solat, Iman yg tgh demam crawling on our sejadah back & fro, wondering what were we doing. (Kantoi, xkhusyuk!!) I predicted that she will cry coz we left her alone. Tp she was well behaved. Soooo cute... Well, Iman nih baik, Mak Tam.. :)
Abah & mak said few words b4 the tahlil. Sebak pon ade gak but luckily there were some jokes in between. The gist of the speech, baik pakat, tambahkan ilmu & bersyukur with what we have. Abah & Mak always stress on that. Dulu pon diorg ckp gitu b4 they left 2 Cape Town.
Nx day, we went 2 KJ. It was my 1st time!! Dulu anta Abah & Mak kat airport Ipoh jek. Awal gile kitorg ke sane but it was well worth it as there's no need 2 rush. Lepak je. We took our own sweet time eating, chit chating n playing with Iman.
Iman playing 'gimme 5' with Atuk & Opah
Papepon, Abah n Mak dah berangkat. Dah selamat sampai dah pon. Kami doakan everything run smoothly, sihat tubuh badan n dpt Haji yg Mabrur. N insyaAllah, kami akan baik pakat, tambahkan ilmu & bersyukur with what we have. :)
InsyaAllah we meet again nx yr, with additional member of the family!!! InsyaAllah.... :)