Sunday, 26 December 2010

Brothers in Arms

Assalamu 'Alaikum

After a hectic long week with two insurance renewals, coupled with a day of sick leave, I finally took a break in Bandar with the family. The GemboKids have a chance to sleep over with their cousins, at my wife's sister's place (easier to say my sis in law), or my best friend's sister in law's place (basically the same person).

Talking about best friends, Alhamdulillah I am blessed with quite a number.  At the movie yesterday, watching Gulliver's Travel, I met one of them with his family, my very own 'Barney Stinson' if I were to be Ted hahaha (You'll only know this if you watch How I Met Your Mother).  I will be seeing another best friend today, a visit to his new crib, as I couldn't make it to his housewarming thanksgiving prayers recently.

**pause** went to the Tungku Beach with our host for ATV rides and played with the waves.  On the way there, we stopped by a minimart, and guess what? I met another best friend.  Small world.  I guess Allah has willed that I meet as much best friend during this long weekend.**

Yeah, I was about to write about Brothers In Arms.   It is actually a song by Dire Straits.   The lyrics are quite poetic, but these lines always reminded me of my very own dire moment - no pun intended - in February of last year.  My brothers along with many other caring individuals came to my bedside, to pray for my wellbeing and offered support to my dear wife.  I haven't seen some of my brothers for years, but they came in the droves when they heard of my illness.  I love you bros.

...... In the fear and alarm

You did not desert me
My brothers in arms

These are my brothers in arms (not all of them).



UmmiRosma said...

A small world...yes...I DO agree...

True friends...nice to meet up like this again sometime ya.

I have read about your illness here sad though...but alhamdulillah you are well now. I know how your lovely wifey Ky would feel at that time.

Ibnu ElBukhara said...

Bro ..... Bro forever