Assalamualaikum. Hello 😊
Balik kampung ooo balik kampung...
Alkisahnya, last weekend was a great 'confusion' for me either to go back to my hometown in Ipoh or not. It's my grandparents' house from my dad's side. I don't mind going back to my hometown alone without my parents since I can drive on my own. The thing is, there's a lot of kenduri that my grandparents have to attend. So, surely I'll meet them at the kenduri instead because we got the same invitation as well. Hence, I ended up cancelling my plan and postpone it to this week. InsyaAllah. I've been planning and cancelling the plan for many many times alreadyyy due to certain circumstances. Haiihhh... 😌🍃
On that particular day (last Sunday) at the kenduri, yes, I met my dad's family and my Opah asked me the same question so many times, "Tak ikut balik rumah Opah ke?" and I insisted not to, thinking of leaving another Opah from mom's side at home during weekdays (she's a stroke patient for about 8 years now and been staying with us here in Seri Iskandar). It's a 'critical' moment of hesitation for me, y'know! 😭💔 For the sake of 'menjaga hati', I promised her, "Hari Jumaat nanti Qilah balik insyaAllah". Hoping to stay just a little bit longer, spend time together with my Opah, Tok, uncles, aunties and cousins.
Family over everything.
I have to say that as I grow older and wiser, I realize that family always always comes first no matter what. It's exactly the same feeling I had during Hari Raya last year (read here). What matters most is bonding time. And oh! I admit, I easily get emotional whenever I miss my family. 😢
I appreciate more, I treasure each and every moment together, I cherish the memories even better, I love harder, I learned to give and take as well as forgive and forget, I do whatever I can do best to make them proud of me.
Mama pernah pesan;
"Kot mana pun, family tetap family. Ikatan yang takkan pernah putus sampai bila-bila".
That simply describes how important family is in life. 👪
A family oriented girl,