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Monday, September 05, 2011

"The one month that proceeds Ramadhan..."

This year the Eid celebrations convey a very new meaning to me; both as a son and husband. This year would also mark the first Eid without Afzal around, and though we still miss him very dearly - we are learning to accept the grace of God's grand plan; and for that cause I made it a point to be home for the festivities.

This year culminates my first Eid spent in Fifah's hometown of Kota Kinabalu, amongst her wonderful family whom I've learned to love as my own. Suffice to say, though its a different atmosphere - change is sometimes not entirely a bad thing. If I am grateful for anything this year - it'd be for the sanctity of how grateful I am to be blessed with an extended family as loving and accepting as Fifah's.

If pictures say a thousand words - I hope these does justice for how much love and endearment I've experienced this Eid. This, is how I've spent it - so far.

These wonderful two are Fifah's proud parents; my in-laws. Thank you for welcoming me into your family, and treating me equally as your own.

Fifah and her siblings - each with their own unique traits and character. Thank you for accommodating my irritating jokes and bearing with my annoying self. Had lots of fun with you guys.

The Ijap family - Eid 2011.

The Masarudin family - Eid 2011.

My rocks in which my foundations are humbled; my source of strength, advice and inspiration - my parents.

Which makes me wonder - how the others in Australia are celebrating theirs this year?

Eid Mubarak everyone. Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Maaf Zahir Batin.



Ira said...

AWW! This is a very touching post Abg Jef :) We had lots of fun having you and kaklong around. Especially ME! Well, hope to see ya'll soon!

With love,

Ira :)

Nor Fadzlina Nawi said...

Beautiful snaps as usual Jep! Eid Mubarak to you & Family :-)

Wa@Wawek@Siti ;) said...

I might be a tad too late but Eid Mubarak to you & Fifah! :-)