Monday, May 25, 2009

The Journey Begins

Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatuallahi wa Barakatuh!

My late father once said this to me, “When the calling comes, just go. Clear your mind, your heart and soul, think of nothing else.”

That was his two liner to me when he told me that we - him, mom and I, would be off to perform our Umrah. I remember that conversation well. I was with him in our house in Seremban and he broke the news to me that he wanted to take me along to perform Umrah. I was neither excited nor downhearthed. The only thing that was playing on my mind, “I’m not ready!!!”

But God is Great. He helped me, he guided me, he made my jitters go away, and that Ramadhan, I was blessed to be invited to His house.

That was then way back in 1998.

Sometime last April when I expressed my intentions of going to the Holy Land, I was again unsure what lies ahead come May. Many questions came to mind, obviously work was top most on the worrisome list. As I contemplated and negotiated with myself, the wise words of my late father came back to me.

Obviously the clue had all along been there. It was just me who wasn’t listening.

And Alhamdullilah, here I am today, survived the trying times both at work and home. Alhamdullillah, the invitation to be in His house has come again.

The day has finally arrived. In just hours from now, the three of us, Mom, Farah and yours truly will embark on an important journey in performing our Umrah. I’ll be away for almost 2 weeks and InshaAllah will be back on 7th June (corrected).

To all friends and readers of Sembang at Kay’s, I seek your forgiveness from the very bottom of my heart if there have been a little comment too harsh, a joke too much. After all, to err it's only human. Yang baik datang dari Nya, dan yang buruk dari diri saya sendiri.

InshaAllah, panjang umur, murah rezeki, we’ll meet again after my return. Take care everyone….

12 comments:

Naz said...

Have a good trip, my dear Kay. Take care.

zaitgha said...

Insyallah..selamat pergi and selamat kembali...take care

Kama said...

Have a good journey, Kay. Sampaikan salam ku kepada Rasulullah dan para sahAbatnya..

sherry said...

Semuga Allah permudahkan segala urusan anda disepanjang perjalanan pergi, di sana dan kembali.

edelweiss said...

Kay,

Semoga segala urusan di sana dipermudahkan...insyallah.

Sampaikan salam kepada Rasullullah dan doakan semoga hasrat i nak ke sana tercapai .... take care luv

kay_leeda said...

Dear Naz, Zai, Kak Puteri, Sherry & Edelweiss,

Thank you for all your wishes and doas. InshaAllah, moga kami diberikan kemudahan dalam menunaikan ibadah kami.

Desert Rose said...

Kak Kay dearie,

Semoga perjalanan akak menuju ke Rumah Allah dirahmati dan diberkati, dan pulang mendapat umrah yg mabrur.

Semoga akak dan rombongan dikurniakan kesihatan dan kekuatan untuk melaksanakn setiap ibadat umrah.

Amin Ya Rabbal a'lamin.

p/s Ingatkan I kat sana ye, jika tak keberatan, minta akak ucapkan sepatah doa di Haram untk I n Family dijemput lagi soon.Jazakallah.

Minum byk air, n dont forget ur supplement n vit c k.

hazlin0608 said...

Kay,

Selamat mengerjakan umrah. Semoga selamat pergi dan selamat kembali.


Salam.

Anonymous said...

salam kay!

Semoga selamat berumrah, doakan kami dapat ke sana jua 1 hari nanti.

confuse skit ni, kay balik 7 may ke 7 jun ?

Madam Tai Tai said...

Walaikumsalam Kay.

Alhamdullilah. Have a good trip and safe return.

IBU said...

Syioknyaaa... ke sana lagi.

Semuga dipermudahkan segala urusan ibadah Umrah & urusan harian di sana nanti, InsyaAllah.

Selamat pergi, selamat semasa di sana & selamat kembali.....

Laracroft74 said...

kak kay..selamat pergi dan selamat kembali.. semoga dilindungi, di pelihara allah dan dipermudahkan segala urusan ibadah...amin...