"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.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Hes in a Better Place :-)

OK, I though I was not ready to write about it... but here it goes!

Tarek passed away! Yes and I have to accept the fact that he's gone but will be in our memories forever.

He was more than a cousin to me.... he is the brother I never had!

I still remember him and I will always do! I started to browse back in earlier times... remembering how for years and years, every Saturday before he got sick, he'd have lunch at our house. He'd call during the week and ask us out for coffee.. he loved to go to coffee shops!

He visited us while we were studying in the States (me and my sisters)... and it was one of the best summer vacations we had with his family! Memories I will treasure forever and ever.

I remember how he overused the word "Calimera" on so many occasions! I also remember him for calling us "habboba" meaning my dear...

Tarek got sick in the Summer of 2006, and was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer... it was a long battle for him, he loved live and exceeded the doctor's expectations!

He did not complain, whine, or annoy those around him... he was patient and believed that whatever happened... happened for a reason!

I was not surprise to realized how much he was loved and by how many! My dad told me that so many people came for his burial services, and a lot of people are dropping by to give in their sympathies and condolences.... a lot mashalla! He was and will always be loved by a lot of people.

He died surrounded by us... his family. He tried to stay conscious and called us by names... he would look at us, gazing for long moments... his eyes were saying a lot.

His daughter started reciting some verses of the Quran and while doing so she noticed how much he was sweating! They called in the doctors, his vital signs were going down, I cried fearing that moment... where he will leave us... his heart stopped but then came back again, I hugged my sister... but he just came back to recite some verses of the quran himself... said a little prayer after his wife and daughter, both eyes teared, he then started to look up and I skipped a heartbeat! He's leaving... he then looked at his daughter, smiled... and left.... to a better place.... Yes Tarek died on Friday, February 9th leaving us with amazing memories :-)

God rest his soul.

38 comments:

..::Amu::.. said...

I am sorry to hear that. May his soul rest in peace. Allah yer7am

Ansam said...

thanks Amu :-)

'Grey' said...

Yes He is in a better place , a place that has no pain , no tears , no desease ... May God rest him in Peace.

My deepest Condolences for your loss.

shoosha said...

allah yer7ema inshalla oo 3atham allah ajrich... this is life walla the best always leave this world too soon!
allah esahel 3ala his daughter and wife, its always a hard thing to cope with!

Bo Jaij said...

My deepest Condolences

3atham Allah ajrich

Ansam said...

Thanks all. I believe he is at peace now.... :-)

NoNoWa said...

I am very sorry for your loss- my deepest condolences to u and ur family.......

eshda3wa said...

allah yr7ama oo 3atham allah ajerkom inshallah

New Bride said...

allh yr7mah enshalah o 3atham alaah ajrkom he is in a better place enshalah

pray for him o ed3oolah

Yousef said...

3athum Allah ajerkom o allah yer7uma wi9aberkom inshallah

FourMe said...

3atham alah ajrich. I'm so sorry for your loss. Alah yer7ma. In some cases death is a blessing it relieves the person from all the pain he was in, yet it is the hardest thing in the world for the family, allah y9abrkom inshalla..

pink said...

alla yr7mik ya taraq...i didnt knw him personally but i heared so much about how a great man he is im crying right now reading this..i didnt knw he died until reading this blog...ALLA YR7MA w ysknah fasee7 jnaatah.

Ansam said...

Ajerna wajerkom... thanks all.

FourMe-
Yeah... sometimes I think I was selfish for wanting him to stay alive and suffer, but I really wish he was getting better everyday! I miss him already

pink-
Sorry you had to find out this way! How did you heard of my cousin?

Yara said...

el7amdelah el7amdelah el7amdelah 3ala kel7al.. i was really sad reading through... but when i read that he came back to read qoraan ya sib7aan allah i really got teary.. 9ij mashallah

Chirp said...

3atham allah ajrich.
oo allah yer7uma inshala.

pink said...

my co-worker is a relative of his..thanks u made me not miss out on attending his 3aza.

Ansam said...

Yara-
Yeah el7emdela... alla yer7ma. I still tear when I remember him

Chirp-
Ajerna wajrech

Pink-
:-) Thanks for that... I dont know you, do I?

Shayma said...

7abibty...I know its tough for the people he left behind, but he is truely in a better place and in no more pain. He is watching over all his loved ones and will never leave you ...his esence will always be with you..God rest his soul

Ansam said...

Thanks Shayma :-)

Dreamy said...

allah yr7mh o yr7m mwta al moslmeen jmee3 ya rab .. speechless walah

Ansam said...

Dreamy-
I know :-) alla yer7mhom

LayDeeLay said...

RIP!
Beautifully written Ansam....stay strong!

Ansam said...

Thanx LayDeeLay :-) I am ok now... dont worry. Just needed some time off

Fa6ma said...

God that really made me tearful ='(
Allah yr7amah ya rub,, they say getting sick before you die is a way to clean up your sins, so when you die you don't have to deal with them.

Ansam said...

fa6ma-
inshalla :-) he was a good man and inshalla bel janna

Lala* said...

3atham Allah ajirkom..

The fact that his last words were verses of Quran says alot abt his character..

3sa mathwah elJanna***

Ansam said...

Lala*-
amen inshallaaaa

Hamitaf La Bookay said...

Allah yer7ama oo 3atham allah ajrech...

Ansam said...

Hamitaf La Bookay-
Ajerna wajrech.. thanks dear :-)

Maha said...

Allah yer7ama o yesakna fasee7 janatah

mashallah 3alaih shakla insan ma7boob

Ansam said...

Maha-
ee mashalla... alla yehaneeh inshalla, he was a good man and will always be remembered :-) I am sure

baby said...

no sweety we dont knw each other..i used to work until recently with some relative of his :)

baby said...

baby=is pink

Ansam said...

baby-
ah ok :-) I see
I was wondering if I saw you in the 3aza

Fajer said...

3athaam alla ajerkom oo 3asa alla yer7mah o yghafer lah o yedkhela fesee7 janata enshalla, 3asa ethabet gloob ahala oo 6oolat il3omar lekom enshalla!

Ansam said...

Fajer-
ajerna wajrech... amen

Zainoba said...

3Atham allah ajrich! Allah Yer7ama inshallah! Just pray for him and Inshallah his in a better place.

Ansam said...

Zainoba-
ajerna wajrech
amen....

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