Thursday, January 17, 2008

I went to my kids' school earlier, for a brief Parent Support Group meeting. During the meeting, i also told them that i wont be able to help out in any areas anymore, due to my domestic committments.

After the meeting, i left the room and walked towards the canteen, where the bookshop is. I need to get an art file for my daughter. In front of me, was tis lady that i used to see her in the school, as she's also one of the parent's volunteer. Usually, we just smiled at each other but never talk. She stood right in front of me, once a while she'll turn behind and our eyes contact. So I decided to say "Hi' to her and we started to talk (for the first time).

I just have to open my mouth and said "you lost weight eh" "wat did u do? exercise? on diet?"
Her answered shocked me ...i dunno how to react at first...i couldnt believe my ears. She said " i didnt do anyting, i just lost my husband a month ago " :( I sensed sadness in her voice. She didnt want to elaborate. My heart just sank.

My mind got so many things to ask her, but the time and place were not right. After getting the books , she waved at me and left. I never see her again.

3 comments:

Aishah said...

That is so sad.I hope she is coping well.
Btw, the verse is "Hasbunallah huwa ni' mal wakil." This is the meaning,"Allah (Alone) is Sufficient for us, and He is the Best Disposer of affairs (for us)" If my memory does not fail me, it is from Surah Al-Imran.
This is the same surah Nabi Ibrahim a.s read when he was thrown into the fire.
Trust me Nor, this surah has given me so much peace of mind and calm me a lot. I read this a lot nowadays. You take care,ok.

nor said...

aishah,
yes, coping w yr lost ones is hard,but i too hope she's coping well.
btw, if that's the surah, then ive been practising that too at most times. thanks,achi. ;)

Ummi's BLOG said...

Huh.. her responds shocked me..
Y didnt u go over and ask her " oh im sorry to hear that.. are u OK ? "....

well guessed u must be too shock too rite sis. Her responds was quite direct eh. Must be having loads of pain in her heart.

May God help her through these sad times.