We don’t have a lot of photos together but I liked this one the best.
In 2009, she got married, Um & Abi was very happy that day. Um picked everything with or for her. Being the first daughter, to get married, everything was extra prepared.
She hired photographer and videographer, we use the same caterer because my parents liked their service and food for the following wedding since my brother’s wedding.
Many relatives came to help and we were touched by the support we get. Although Um was busy greeting the guests but her smile tells everything.
And when Izzati arrive, Um was the last to visit her. She told me, my sister was scared she held her hand tightly when Um wanted to go home for sahur. Izzati arrive on the first of Ramadhan. She was overjoyed even since the news about her pregnancy. Um loved her grandchildren the same but Izzati spend the most time together.
Whenever I see Um spending time with Izzati, I see how she would treat us when we were small. Though at times Um was strict with us, but her love encompassed everything we do. From our relatives, we knew, Um was very patient handling all five us. Um made sure we know that so that we appreciate her 😂
So when I grow up, I made sure Um knows, she trained and raised us well. Everytime I’m about to do something she doesn’t like, I will stop because her words sticks in my head even when she’s not around to remind me that. It’s already ‘implanted’ since I was small she’d say 😆. I knew her words so well that I know every tone, face expression that she doesn’t need to say much, I can complete the sentence what she’s about to say next. Sometimes, I hear Um’s word coming out of my sister’s mouth that I thought it was Um 😅
Today is my mother’s first daughter birthday, her third children. When we were young, each one of us were quite a challenge as our age gaps were very close and yet that taught her ‘sabar’ @ patience. Um made sure I do that whenever I takes care of my nieces and nephew. Also towards anyone who tests my patience and remind myself of Allah swt is testing me through them.
Kak lang, my sister may not be perfect but she is imperfectly perfect gitu 😂