Tuesday, March 17, 2009

.: Another year :.

The man of the house.

This morning, as I was getting ready for work I heard the familiar Qur’an recitations from dad. Yesterday was his birthday. Birthday celebrations are almost fictional for us, yet at that moment it occurred to me that without fail, dad will recite du’a on my birthday. Even when I’m not around, mum and dad will call me, wishing happy birthday with many happy returns telling me that they prayed to God for my well being. Simple gestures that I have taken for granted. Took me long enough to realize this.

Mum is coming back tomorrow. I’ve roughly planned a few things for dad. Just need to get my sister on the track with me. *shouldn’t be a problem, either she is with me or I’ll disable her broadband access. I can go a notch higher by challenging her computer literacy but that is plain cruelty.*

Me:: So you won’t be around on dad’s birthday?
Mum:: Your dad understands. Take care of him while I’m gone.

Once I brought dad's younger days photo to school without telling friends who he is. Friends that saw it asked whether they can get acquainted with him. I replied by saying presently he's happily married, with 3 kids and they happen to be speaking to his child, me.

Happy birthday dad. :)
3.28pm Malaysian Time


Hajar Zamzam Ismail said...

May Allah bless your Dad and his family, insha Allah. Have fun preparing a birthday surprise for him!

Yoli said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet Dad.

Hajar Alwi said...

Thanks. :) Postponing the surprises to Saturday cos mum is still away. ^^

Anonymous said...

Oh,how sweet of you for taking care of your dad :).That's very nice!