"Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May" is a poem by Robert Herrick. This poem portrays our existence on earth, and that people age as life goes on, and everything becomes boundless. Herrick here urges people to take advantage of youth and energy while they may! The poem is in the genre of carpe diem, to seize the day.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

C'est La Vie

The past few years have been overwhelming. People coming in and out.. moving in or away. Its funny how life surprise us everyday with things. I have been going to a funeral services and baby-showers/receptions on the same day. Celebrating a new life and mourning all in one day.

On October 1st, right after work, I went along with my sister to visit a dear family member in Makki Juma Hospital (specialized in cancer cases and treatments). She had a brain tumor that was in an advanced stage. She was in a coma, two nurses at her bedside, and her maid. As we walked in, the nurse said: "momma is not good today!" We sat next to her bed as she laid down so alive, yet so dead. We could hear her breathing quiet heavily. Her chest and head were moving with every breath she takes.. That’s how heavy it was.. after around 30 minutes, she started making some gurgling noises and started to cough while breathing. The nurse switched on her oxygen monitor and told us its dropping along with her blood pressure.

We stayed there for about an hour and then decided to head back home. As you all know it’s the holy month of Ramadan, and we were fasting. Dinner was to be set soon.. We kissed her goodbye and left.

At 7:00ish pm we received "THE" phone call. She passed away. God rests her soul.


Rashisha said...

God rest Her Soul- All yer7amha Im So Sorry for Your Loss.

EniGma said...

3atham allaj akerkum, allah yer7amha

Zahra said...

Allah yer7amha. 3atham Allah ajerech.It is said that passing away during the Holy month is a good sign. It doesn't ease the pain but at least a small reassurance that she is in a better place now.

Tooomz said...

3atham Allah ajerkom. My friend's brother passed away yesterday Allah yer7oma, he also used to be my manager :( I hope you're doing okay. If you need anything I'm a phone call away!

Ansam said...

Thanks :-*

Enigma & Zahra-
Ajerna wajrekom :-)
Yes, Zahra.. specially that she passed in awal laylat 10 el awakhir min Ramadan. Alla yer7amha she was sick and I hope she is in a better place now

Ajerna wajrech :-*
Yeah I know who you are talking about. Alla yer7amhom all. Thank you so much :-**

chikapappi said...

oh sweetie, allah yer7amha o 3atham allah ejerkom... enna lellah wa enna elih raje3oon

Bashar said...

God rest her soul in his heaven. Please accept my condolences.

Yara said...

3a'6am Allah ajerkom o Allah yer7amha... Bas Mshallah 9ij Mshallah its ramadhan and 10 el awakher .. el7amdelah erta7at now

shoosha said...

3a'6am allah ajrech sweetie ;**

Ansam said...

Ajerna wajrech 7abooba

Amen... Thanks

Yeah alla yer7amha inshalla shes in a better place

Ajerna wajrech :-**

eshda3wa said...

allah yr7amha oo 3atham allah ajerkom inshallah .

Ansam said...

Ajerna wajrech :-*

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear that..Allah yer7ama...Last year a very dear women to me passed away too with cancer found in the last stage and they couldn't do any thing. After she was diagnosed with cancer she passed away with 2 weeks...That was so shocking..but I guess this is life on which we don't have our control!

'GreY said...

My deepest condolences ... May God rest her in peace ...

Dreamy said...

إنا للــه وإنا إليه راجعون..
الله يرحمها ويغمد روحها الجنه..

Ansam said...

Yeah thats true, God rest their souls



Anonymous said...

God rest her soul...Allah yar7ama

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