I received my birthday present through the mail today and what more could be better than a book by the author herself? It is a book written by my dear fellow blogger: Raden Galoh of http://onebreastbouncing.blogspot.com/.
The demise of my husband had drawn us to one another: she as a breast cancer survivor while I as one who had lost her husband to oesophageal cancer.
I immediately texted her to convey my gratitudes and then quickly slumped myself on the sofa, flicking over the pages.
In no time, tears were streaking my cheeks as I read her words which brought vivid scenes in my mind. It was not as if I had not already known her story; I have read them in her blog. Furthermore, she had revealed some of them to me during our personal encounters, especially when I brought her to meet my sister, Kak Long.
I am proud of this very strong and optimistic lady who has taken all the physical and emotional pain she has been tested with to bring herself closer to the Almighty. I suspect that she has probably experienced more significant events in her life for the past 5 years than the many years she had before the diagnose.
I pray the best for her and her family while they all go through this ordeal, or as I prefer to call it, rahmah. May Allah reward her jannah for her patience and tolerance of it all!