Wednesday 30 December 2020

Thank you 2020, Welcome 2021

Things (and people) that I’m grateful for in 2020 - Tested twice for Covid, once when I returned from Singapore in February with cough, once for a simple procedure in December, both came back as negative, Alhamdulillah. - I still have all my immediate family members with me , alive and healthy. They love me the way I am, my kids might hate me sometimes when I restrict their screen time but well, I AM their mother , its not natural if they don’t hate me sometimes - I left the job that I thought I would be forever in, tendered the resignation literally ONE day before the MCO in March 2020, with all the fear and the uncertainties , on the face of the biggest economic crises the world had ever experience , but Alhamdulillah I believe in the 4 months of istikharah I did, and it is the best decision I have made. - I had to commute 70km a day to work, in contrast to a mere 15 minutes away for my old job, but Alhamdulillah, I got my dream car that I have always, always wanted since I was 17. Its not a Beemer or a Mercedes, but it is a brand new car, and for that I am very grateful. - I became a landlord for the first time in my life, I rented out the house that I bought in Bangi. I love that house, spent so much on it, on the kitchen cabinets, the curtains etc. We thought we would retire and live there near my in laws, but my in laws decided to move to Seremban. But Alhamdulillah alaa kulli hal, it forced me to save some money and spend less on shopping. - Alhamdulillah I found a small house that I like in my dream area, that I have always been rooting to live in, even before Uwais was born. It’s the very reason I chose MSUMC over all the other private hospitals that offered me. We are still in the process of buying that small house but in shaa Allah, may Allah make ease of it. - I am grateful for all the genuine friends that I have until today. They might not be a lot in numbers, but they means a lot to me. They know my fear, my weak points, my strength and vision, and they are ready to listen, to encourage, to motivate and to be there when I need them. I can be me, when I am with them. - Alhamdulillah I am very grateful for Ustaz Abdul Muien and Ghulam Al Dakwah for the tadabbur classes that I have every week, for the past 6 years. Without them , I would be reading Al Quran without understanding what does Allah wants me to understand. May Allah reward them in shaa Allah - Last but not least, I am forever grateful for my partner, my soulmate, my husband, my best friend, the sinoatrial node of my heart. In October 1998, I first set my eyes on you, and I knew at once it is you that I want to spend the rest of my life with. I am not perfect, and neither are you, but us combined, we complement each other. 2020 has not been the easiest year for us. I have shed more tears that anyone else have seen but you. You stood by me, through all of them. May Allah protect us all, and reunite us in Jannah, where there will only be happiness and joy, for that is the truest form of success. In shaa Allah. Dr Azlindarita Aisyah Mohd Abdullah 31st December 2020 Shah Alam

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