Posts Tagged ‘Family’

Nothing is more powerful than regrets

In Bric-a-brac, Family on September 26, 2009 at 9:23 pm


Regret is an intelligent and emotional dislike for personal past acts and behaviors. Regret is often felt when someone feels sadness, shame, embarrassment, depression or even guilt after committing an action or actions that later wished that he or she hadn’t done (wikipedia)

A few days ago I went to my sister’s house attending a wedding proposal to a nephew. I went there with my wife and the two sons, as you all know it’s post Eid Al-Fitr so our two maids went home and promised to return on October 1st 2009. As soon as we got there, it’s crowded already, lots and lots people came around from both sides. What’s more terrifying was the two boys didn’t seem to enjoy the crowd too much, the full house seemed to worsen the hot day so I took them in my sister’s bedroom, a cozy and cool place to dwell temporarily.

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Dysarthria, A Speech Disorder

In Cerebral Palsy, Family, Health, Medical on July 7, 2009 at 12:36 pm

Communication, understanding and patience, the three keys to success

Today, I went to Ariq’s school to get his school report. I was glad that he really improves well; however, there is a little note from his therapies that we had better give him more drills in two-way communication. I don’t mean to say that he cannot communicate his ideas or thoughts. In fact he does, although it is only those of habitual ones. He is able to say such things like “Kakak mau makan” (I want to eat), “Kakak mau minum susu” (I want to have some milk), “Kakak mau keluar” (I want to go out), “Pergi kemana” (Where are we going?), “Kakak mau mandi” (I want to take a bath) and many others. Ariq also understands simple commands like “Ganti baju” (Change your clothes), “Buka celana” (Pull down your trousers), “Tutup pintu” (Close the door), Ambil bukunya” (Get the book) and so on.

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The Fields Of Joy

In Cerebral Palsy, Family on May 9, 2009 at 6:56 pm

The Fields of Joy

Let’s wander slowly through the fields,
slowly, slowly through the fields
I touch the leaves that touch the sky
just you and I through fields of joy
All trouble slowly fades away
slowly, slowly fades away
I hold your hand inside my hand
across the land through fields of joy

The sound of music that we hear
The blend of colors through the air
All cities, mountains disappear from view
All truth and beauty near to me and you
With you through the fields
With you through the fields
with you through the fields
the fields of joy

Let’s wander slowly through the fields
slowly, slowly through the fields
I know our love will never die
just you and I
through fields of joy
through fields of joy

Lenny Kravitz – Fields Of Joy

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The Day Ariq Returned On The Road

In Cerebral Palsy, Family on December 29, 2008 at 4:57 pm

The first day of my annual New-Year-Day-Off has been meaningful for me since it marked the return of Ariq, our first son on the street after a week full of  skipping his daily walk therapy. As mentioned previously that he suddenly stopped walking outside without knowing what’s wrong. For about a week or so, the sight of his walking gear somehow irritated him and that had made us feel so sad. We couldn’t stop wondering what the cause was and when it would last. We assumed that he was just bored with his daily routine of never ending therapies and drills. We concluded that he was sick of them and that he was tired of all those stuff.

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Ariq and Baraka: Our Dynamic Duo

In Cerebral Palsy, Family, Health on December 5, 2008 at 9:03 pm

Ariq and Baraka

Nothing in this world, in our opinion, is more blissful than watching our two sons growing up loving one another. Ariq, our first son was born on October 8th 2002 while his brother was born on February 9th, 2008. Why took us that long for a second son? We felt that we hadn’t done enough for Ariq. There was still a glimpse of feeling that we were to blame for what happened to him. Much too many “Ifs” to mention: If only we had asked for second opinion, if only we had been curious, if only we had enriched ourselves with lots of information, if only we hadn’t just swallowed everything. Various kinds of thoughts and regrets have been haunting us. In short, we hadn’t done enough for him as a child with special needs.

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