Sunday, December 30, 2007

A friend's prayer

When I went back to the office a few weeks ago, some of my colleagues who were close friends, came and offered me hugs and kind words. Debbie told me that she prayed for me every time she went to church, and Jill said something similar. In fact, Jill wrote me the prayer she read for Mr D. I am therefore putting it up here, to be shared with others.

He is gone.


You can shed tears that he is gone
Or you can smile because he lived.

You can close your eyes and pray that he will come back
Or you can open your eyes and see all that he has left.

Your heart can be empty because you can't see him
Or you can be full of the love that you shared.

You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.

You can remember him and only that he is gone
Or you can cherish his memory and let it live on.

You can cry and close your mind, be empty, turn your back,
Or you can smile, open your eyes, love and go on.

42 comments:

sheri said...

Hi D,

Syahdunya.....Bole mengalir airmata....

Terasa Sebak n Sesakkan everytime teringat.

Hanya ALLAH yg maha mengetahui..

mommyincrisis said...

very meaningful prayer...sis...love means letting go...pray for him to be happy there and may your love will reconciled your love together in the Jannah...Amin...

mad redo1 said...

lovely words, lovely words indeed.

thank you for sharing them, D.

D said...

sheri,
i was more touched that Jill went to write it down for me...

mommyincrisis,
it helps to read this often. well, at least it helps me!

mad redo1,
yes, the words are so optimistic, eh? more like a poem, than a prayer..

kc said...

the most beautiful poem i've ever read and coming from a lady colleague of yours make it even more sincere...sounded to me like she has a heart of gold!

Restless said...

two-sides of a coin. yup, there's always something beyond something.

Anonymous said...

MasyaAllah what a very beautiful poem. May Allah guide u and us. Ameen.

Ex-Smapian

anggerik merah said...

very beautiful poem

Anonymous said...

Indeed beautiful..

Yati-m

elara said...

Very touching.

idham said...

lovely friends...lovely poem...and u deserve both and more!

keep warm D .....!

Idham

Kaklong Syikin said...

salam,

indahnya sajak ni...dia luahkan jauh drp lubuk hatinya. sebak kami yg membacanya.

seronok punya kawan2 yg biarpun berlainan bangsa dan agama tetapi ikhlas di dalam persahabatn.

usop2000 said...

D, hope u keep strong. May Allah give your family happiness and his bless always.

ummi said...

D,

I have been your silent reader. Today I am touched after reading the poem. You are strong D.

Nana said...

I visit your blog frequently...I don't really know you,and you may not know me,but my heart alwasy goes to you....

Life goes no,D. You let to let him 'go', and go on with your lives especially the kids.

All the prayers for your happiness!

13may said...

Wishing you a happy and prosperous new year..

Kak Elle said...

well written and a very meaningful poem.

Happy new year d

D said...

kc,
yup, she definitely has a heart of gold. Touching to think that my friends think of my loss when they pray.

restless,
indeed, dear. To think positive, instead of the negative... and shove away the stubborn emotions!

anon@ex-smapian,
it helps actually. it really does.

anggerik merah & anon (yati-M),
be-a-Utiful!! (as Jim Carrey)

elara,
it touched me deeeeep!

idham,
at times like this, it really shows the value of friendship.

kaklong syikin,
betul tu... sapa sangka mereka pun nak doakan kita waktu sembahyang!

usop2000,
yes, I never doubt that He helps me go through all the trials successfully.

ummi,
whatever strength that is visible all comes from the Almighty... some channeled through wonderful friends and relatives.

nana,
i'm getting there..

13may,
Happy New Year! Dah buat azam belum??

kak elle,
yes - good for knocking some senses in, kan?!

Pak Ngah Nong said...

Zhareef,Haneez,Sarah,Adean

Selamat Tahun Baru 2008. Jgn Noti-noti. Ikut ckp Mama. Belajar rajin2 dan mesti berjaya kay.... macam Abah n Mama.... "if you need help... n u cant find one.... find Pak Ngah k...." All of you r just one call away from my heart...

Kirim salam Mama.....

Love from
Atuk,Opah n everybody in S.Alam

IBU said...

Salam D

A lovely poem indeed.

And a nice flow; from the previous post on the sweet endearing love story, one that was beautifully written I must say!


Happy New Year for you & your family. May the year ahead bring happiness, wellness, success, courage & further hopes for you & your loved ones.

Take care... melancholic pulak ibu hari ni.

mm said...

i have been reading your blog for a while now .thought i let you know that i really admire your strength and courage and enjoy reading all your stories. god bless..

sYaNa said...

Salam D :o)

What a beautiful & touching poem :o) such a nice friend you have there :o) the poem reminds you (& us) to cherish what you have & move on.

Take care, D :o)

Selamat Tahun Baru 2008 :o)

Tadika Intan Gemilang said...

Selamat Tahun Baru 2008! Yang lepas jadi akan teladan yang mendatang tempuhi dengan ketabahan...

Roti Kacang Merah said...

what a great friends you have all around you...! *hugs*

prayers for grrreat years ahead of you and kids, Dijji!!! *hugggggsssss*

ADIEJIN said...

Jin sayu...nak gi cari makan ah.

ADIEJIN said...

tak jadi makan ah..nak buat milo jer..

merapuman said...

lovely yet touching.

anyway, happy new year D, semoga lebih tabah untuk menghadapi hari-hari akan datang

shidah said...

such a poignant poem, bring tears to my eyes. i've been ur silent reader for a while now. i started to read this blog after been introduced by a friend right after the death of ur beloved husband. u're one hell of a strong lady, may Allah bless u always :)

Rees Max Aimann said...

I am wanna share something..

Yes, I love Allah, Allah is my fountain of Life and My Savior. Allah keeps me going day & night. Without Allah, I am no one, but with Allah, I can do everything. Allah is my strength. May HE help U to Succeed.. Ameen

simah said...

itz beautifully written...but it must have been painful to read it... take care dear D.. i m sure 2007 will always be a year ur heart shall not forget..hopefully 2008 will bring in more smile to u alongside the mmories u have of him... not to sadden ur heart but to warm the heart that longs for his presence..

take care sis!

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ms hart said...

Salam D. I have been reading yr blog for quite some time...sambil nangis2, senyum2 and always, with lots of admiration...!!I think you are one great woman!! Thanks for sharing ya? May 2008 and the years ahead be a blessed one for your whole family (and that kind friend of yours too)! Take care, and yes, that tidur ketiak mummy 'wonder' despite the mummy lion thing....oh, they all sound so familiar in my household!! he he

Minci said...

Salam Kak D,
This is a very nice poem. Deep and meaningful.
Thought I'd wish you a Happy New Year and if there is anything you need desperately from Msia, let me know. Insya-Allah I will check my Gmail account from time to time.

~ahni~ said...

Bagus lah ada kawan2 yang prihatin dan caring kat sana jugak....

silversarina said...

salam rindu,

Akak doakan semoga D tabah atas apa jua dugaan dariNYA..Amin.

Take care.


loveujordan/silversarina

neeza shahril said...

I can't help myself but to cry by reading the poem and comments from the readers. I've seen many friends losing their love ones and it was not easy. After sharing the happiness and sadness together,they're left alone to handle themselves. D, I just hope you'll be strong to walk through the life, for your kids especially. Insyaallah...

maklang said...

D;

Moga2 D tabah dalam menghadapi segalanya...Take care

Alhamdulillah nampaknya kawan2 D pun mendoakan kesejahteraan D walaupun mereka berlainan bangsa dan agama...

cikdinz said...

indah nya kata-kata doa.

walaupun berlainan agama, mereka tetap memahami dan mendoakan...

ADIEJIN said...

mana ini worang pigi ?? tarak update

NJ said...

Beautiful poem. May 2008 onwards bring you new happiness..

Helena said...

mendalamnya... really touched my heart.

D, semoga tabah bersama anak2...

Anonymous said...

i have been reading your blog for a while now n i admire your strength...D, ada kenangan di SMAP/SMAWP tp tak sangka Ijah yg sy kenal setabah ini. May Allah bless u!InsyaAllah,Allah tdk menguji kt melebihi kekuatan kita. Selamat thn bari 1429H.....