I sent this to an e-mail thread of a group of friends (my group of friends) in September 2006. I post it here because, it’s an honest snippet of the realities of today’s life; that touches my HEART.
“As usual life’s hectic. Kerja, masya Allah…. tak habis-habis. .. but then again… kalau keja habis… soru miss. Pening-pening lalat balik ofis… mujur la ada 5 orang buah hati kat rumah. Terbang melayang penat lelah… Such is the magic of married life. The shine on their faces and their cheerful shrieks upon seeing you who sometime, when it’s already late, suddenly appear at the door after parking the car silently, in case the little ones already asleep. But how could you not wake them up… just to hear them call up “Ayah… ayah…ayah!!!” Those joyous faces who just glad you’re home.
So how could you not work like a dog, just to see those little faces lit with health and joy, the ultimate fruit of you slaving yourself, earning what life you can afford them to live on. As much as you love to hug them, kiss them, tickle those tiny feet and hands, and shower them with as much love and attention you know you’re able to give… it’s still the office where you have to spend most of your waking life at.
And they don’t care how much you earn, how much money in your bank account, how much balance in your credit cards or how worrying the current cost of living is… And they don’t care whether the teddies you bring home are stuffed craps from the pasar malam across the road or syndicated Disney’s licensed merchandise from Toys R Us, or you just come home empty handed… Their faces lit just the same…….. ……… …….They just glad you’re home.”
So, come home dear daddies (and mommies), they’re missing you.