I am very lucky to still have both father and mother to celebrate this special ocassion with. However, for the past two years, the annual family gathering had been a bit different. Last year, my father spent his hari raya in the ward of National University Hospital in Singapore. He was suffering from pneumonia and was hospitalised for a total of 42 days. This year, on the third day of fasting, my mother had a heart attack and was transported to the same hospital in an ambulance. She was discharged just 2 days before Aidilfitri, after undergoing treatment for 24 days. She is now staying with me for a short while before I have to send her to be re-admitted to another hospital for further therapy.
Praise be to the Almighty. I am counting my blessings each day.
Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri to all my friends and readers. May all of you be in good health and joyful spirit.
|Masjid Ubudiah in Kuala Kangsar, Perak. Pic taken in May 2015.|