Saturday, June 16, 2018

Selamat Hari Raya

And just like that….Ramadhan is over.

Time really flies. One minute I was dreading waking up for sahur and next minute, it was the last sahur just when I was starting to get used to the routine. Alhamdulillah, we are all here to celebrate aidilfitri. Alhamdulillah for the blessings and I hope to be here again next year to see Ramadhan.

We didnt do much this Ramadhan but what we really did was to redecorate the house. Something we never ever do. This year, we decided to change our sofas because it is due for an upgrade and build a TV cabinet which is something we really need anyway. Alhamdulillah, everything was ready in time for aidilfitri. For the first time ever, I felt like our house looks pretty.

Raya this year is pretty much the same. We made our rounds at 3 houses as usual. My mother in law's house, my father in law's house and then my mum's house. My sister in law is away this year and celebrating raya without her family felt a bit different because my kids didnt have their cousins to play with. It was rather quiet for them.

Meeting my whole family for raya is always nice. My cousin who lives in Canada (he's Canadian) is back for raya. My kids had a bonding session with him. That was sweet to watch. My mum, Alhamdulillah is recovering from her severe eczema. Although she is not 100% better but she was in good spirit. The breast lump surgery is also coming up but we weren't focusing on that at the moment because her eczema flare up was so bad that it needed more attention. Sigh.

Other than that, it was a quiet Raya I would say. Thankful for all the blessings and happy that we are all given another chance to celebrate raya together. I read in the papers about the Cradle Fund CEO who died after he was trapped by a fire in his bedroom and I thought to myself, life is so fragile. My prayers are with his family. May Allah bless his soul and give strength to his wife and family in this difficult time. Also a reminder to myself not to charge the phone in the bedroom too. I always charge the phone next to the bed. I will stop doing this! I need to think of an alternative because it is so dangerous.

Anyway, to all my wonderful readers… I would like to wish you all a very bless Aidilfitri. Selamat Hari Raya and Maaf Zahir Batin. Have a good celebration and if you are traveling, have a safe journey.

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