I remember it clearly the day he was born 10 years ago.
It was supposedly be my 2nd last routine check-up before my delivery date/week, as the gynae checked for the position of the baby’s head, she had that ‘???’ look on her face. I was not bothered at first till she called the staff nurse and started muttering medical terms to each other. She finally shift her attention to me and asked –
Gyn : Do you feel any contraction?
Me : When? Now? Er…No (first timer..how the h*ll would I know how it feels like right?)
Gyn: Is there any discharge? (down there)
Me : Er…No
Gyn : Ok I think we should bring you to the labour ward now!
Me : WHAT?? ………………………….(long pause)
Me : Why?
Gyn : Air tuban you dah pecah.
Me : Huh? What’s air tuban???? (obviously my Malay sucks! Not that my English is any better)
Gyn : Your waterbag burst….there’s not much liquid in there to hold the baby.
Me : ………………………………………………………….. (longest pause ever!)
Me (in my heart) : What?! What?! What?! Are you sure….nooooo its not time yet….I am not ready…the baby is not ready…..my hubby not here! How? How? How?
Suspense or what….Okay…to keep the story short (I can really be long-winded sometimes), 6 hours later, Mohamad Fadeliq bin Roslee is born to the world.
Ever since you were born, you’ve been a joy to our world (your dad and mine), your laughter, your cries, your screams and tantrums but honestly you are a good boy, you are such a well-behaved one even from when the time you were a baby. I remember that you do not cry when the nurse gave you the jab. You don’t cry much when you know it’s your feeding time. You smile when you woke up in the morning….such bliss (perhaps you did cry abit lah). You are such a smiley and giggly baby. Whenever you get sick, I am so worried for you and pray that you recover quickly even till today.
Words fail me whenever I want to express how deep our love to you, baby. Yes, in our eyes, you are still our baby. Today, as you celebrate your 10th birthday, all we hope and pray for is for your good well-being, a good son to us, a wonderful grandson to your grandparents and a great friend to your peers. Insyallah. Amin. Likewise, we hope we’ve been a good or even a great parent to you too.
I’ve been wanting to show to the world how life with you all these years like….these are some of the millions of memories captured which are dear to our heart. We love you Baby!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DARLING!
Ya Allah, aku bersyukur kepadaMu yang telah mengurniakan zuriat bagi hambaMu ini.
Ya Allah, berkatilah hidupnya sebagai mana Engkau memberkati hidupku.
Ya Allah, kasihilah dia, seperti Engkau mengasihiku.
Ya Allah, pimpinilah dia ke jalan yang lurus dan tulus, seperti Engkau memimpiniku.
Ya Allah, berikanlah dia taufik dan hidayah.
Ya Allah, jadikanlah dia seorang anak yang soleh.
Ya Allah, denganMu ku berserah….