|Emak on her 45th birthday|
This is my mother. Her name is Nor Hafizah Daud. We call her 'emak'. She got married when she was 20 years old, and gave birth to me a year later. She was studying in New York at that time. Both of my parents were. It has been 25 years now that we shared most of the laughs and tears together.
|Me and emak at New York Zoological Park|
She was the fiercest mother I would say during the first generation time. And that would be me, Angah, Itan and K.Chik. The first four siblings. But thanks to her, we are a lot more independent than others. When the second generation came -and that would be Abang, Kakak and Adik- well, enough said that they don't even know how to wash their shoes. haih~
She's a great cook. Have you tried her most popular pizza? Or her lamb chop? or sweet bread, homemade ice cream, mushroom soup, pasta, bla bla bla...?I should just open up a cafe for her. But when it comes to hot and spicy stuff, (I love hot and spicy food, but not her), I guess I have to cook it by myself. haha
When it comes to travel thing, she's the coolest mother in the world. When some mothers would worry if their children would be safe in a new place, or doing new stuff, she would said, "Just go. I handed you to Allah. He will take care of you, and you will take care of yourself, don't you?" (well that's how I could go to Bangkok by train last few months. will tell you more bout it in the next post!)
She's an activist. She's an ustazah. She dedicated her weekdays by teaching Quran, tajweed, and Islamic teachings to various group of people. She's the homemaker. She's a great daughter. She's a wonderful sister. She's a fantastic mother. She's simply amazing!
I just couldn't find the right words to describe how amazing she is. We love you emak. We love you more than you know. And we are sorry, for all the heart-ache and tears that you shed for us. We'll make you proud. You and ayah, will be proud of us!
|One happy blessed blissful family at home :D|