I was on a short vacation with my family when I received the sad news of Pak Long’s passing.. It was on our very last day in Melaka.. Just like the others who had passed on before him, it took me a while to get the news digested in my mind..
I stared at the mirror in the shower of my hotel room, telling myself,”Pak Long dah tak de.. Remember the promise you kept a few years ago..”
I broke down the moment I spoke to dad on the phone.. Tried my best not to shed my tears but I did while we’re all in the car on our way back to Singapore..
I made a promise to him on the day Arwah Wak Mi passed away a few years back.. Pak Long saw how devastated I was knowing that my favourite maternal uncle had passed on to another life.. He hugged me & said,”Dah dah jangan nanges2.. Janji dengan Pak Long.. Nanti kalau Pak Long dah tak de, Pak Long tak nak Lily nanges2 macam ni OK? Doakan Pak Long.. Janji dengan Pak Long..”
So on the day of Arwah Pak Long’s burial, I didn’t shed a single tear.. I tried so hard holding it back until a few days later, upon reading all the posts written by my brother & cousins, I couldn’t hold it any longer.. I cried..
Surely we belong to Allah & to Him shall we return.. Al-Fatehah buat Allahyarham Haji Khamis Bin Ahmad yang telah kembali ke Rahmatullah pada 6 hari bulan November 2017.. Semoga Allah jaohkan ia daripada seksa kubor & api neraka & masokkan ia ke dalam syurga dikalangan mereka yang beriman.. Ameen..
Jasa mu terhadap kami sekeluarga tetap akanku kenang selama nya.. He’ve seen me at my worst, was there for us when dad wasn’t around.. He knew what kind of girl I had become amidst all the family issues I was facing, how I turned out to be & yet he chose to stay silent.. Never did he looked down upon me..
Semoga Pak Long tenang di sana.. Ameen..