14th January 1991(Monday) at 7.10 am you were scooped out of Mama's womb by Dr Tey and his assistant Dr Norlida Khairon during the Ceasarean section. Dr Fauziah the paediatric medical officer and Staff Nurse Liew were there to receive you and they hurriedly did suction on you. The reflex of that you gave a huge cry.Your first cry to the world. After cleaning and wrapping you up Mama Liew gave you back to me to perform the Azan and Iqamah. Then I read Ayatul Kursi and al-Ikhlas,al-Falaq and al-Nas.
We were filled with joy . Atok and Nenek were elated(nenek especially). Tokwan and Tok had arrived from Taiping to welcome the first grandson of both families. All the relatives were informed and all your uncles and aunts were proud to become uncles and aunties.You brightened our lives.
Son, when you were born Melaka and the world were facing lots of crisis. Melaka had its water crisis. A month before you were born, suddenly all the taps in Melaka were dry! Everyone had to dig a well in their backyards( we had one at Atok's house).The govt took water from lakes and ponds all over Melaka. The Melaka dam was dry!Melaka Hospital was hardest hit. Whenever I had to do the emergency C-section we had to scrub with water taken from lakes with lots pf debri and dirt. Luckily our final rinse was with Normal Saline.(That is the reason your Mama had high spiking fever post partum.
A day before you were born, President Bush Sr sent in his Army to invade Iraq for the first time.The rest of it was history.And you know that now his son(President Bush Jr.) did the same.
You were easy to take care of. Your night feeding was between 2-3 am. I and your Mama took turns to make the bottle. Sometimes you had difficulty to sleep. We had to drive you around Bandar Melaka to make you sleepy.
Your first word suprised us. we were watching TV when a lizard(cicak) crawled on the ceiling. You said " CIDAK!". We were overjoyed. Your other milestones were like any other kids.
Hafiz, in life you have to work hard to achieve your goals. There is no easy way or any shortcuts to be successful in life. Me and Mama will always be there to guide and support you. You can count on that.
Son, I'll let you decide what you want to do professionally.My only request is: Be a good Mukmin. Follow the Quran and Sunnah of Rasulullah s.a.w. as close as possible.Be good to your Mama. Be good to your Atok,Nenek and Tok Hawa. Be good to those who helped you and to those who needed help from you. And please make doa for Mama and Ayah during your solat, especially when we are no more here.
ALLAHumma barik fi to you my son.
Love always from Ayah
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