Saturday, December 31, 2022

2022 - 2023

2022 is an amazing year....

January - we bought our first car in Thailand. As an expat who has just recently moved for 4 months, buying a cash was the only option. Alhamdulillah we made it. We also taken into account all the process to be able to purchase the vehicle and also obtained our Thai driver license. 

February - We have admitted our first son to an international school. After a month of adaptation and settling in, we could say that he has his work done. Alhamdulillah. You are doing well Mas A! We are proud of you. Alhamdulillah, Allah gives him strength and positive mentality. I could not imagine being in his position, pandemic, moved to a different country with different language, culture, friends and society. Alhamdulillah. *tap on his back*

March - we had our first river cruise experience. We celebrated Arka's birthday with our friends. Alhamdulillah. We gained a new experience.

April - We were able to go back home to Indonesia after almost 3 years. Due to pandemic, we did not able to commute internationally. Alhamdulillah we had our chance to celebrate Ramadhan in Jakarta and Bandung.

May - We had our First Eid Al Fitr in Bangkok. We had a pray in Indonesian Embassy, followed up by a small festive in our colleague. Alhamdulillah. We had family in Bangkok. Not long after Eid we had a chance to watch Thomas Final in Bangkok. Alhamdulillah me and Arka gained a unique experience to watch international level badminton event live. 
Another thing that I was proud is when I had been invited to Arka's school for a parents-students conference. I am very proud father. Arka has shown a great development as a student, as a human being and as a part of the global society alhamdulillah.

June - This month was the time when Bude Ciplis passed away. It was a great saddened. On the day she passed away, few hours before she sent me a notification to remind me to do tahajud. Masya Allah, she still remember her family, and me as her nephews. Semoga husnul khotimah Bude.

July - Had a chance to meet my Bos in Bangkok. Celebrated my birthday and our first big project as a project manager was done. Alhamdulillah. Learned a lot of things in here profesionally.

August - Mom and Dad went to Bangkok. This is the best month in this year. I could not be more grateful to able to serve my parents in Thailand. I knew i was not a good child, but I knew it was my best service that I could offered to them. If I may choose the month in the year, I would like to return to August. I miss you Mom and Dad.

September - Another month which gave me a broken heart. My lovely mother passed away. I was able to back home when she was not well. She called my name, she asked me to come. Alhamdulillah I was able to back home, apologize to her. She was asking forgiveness to me first and we forgave each other on that time. It was a great memory. The last time we had our conversation. Thank you Mom, you are the best. I do apologize for anything that has made you incovenience. 
Alhamdulillah me and my family were able to went back home, provide our best to take her to her last place. Alhamdulillah.
Husnul khotimah ya Ma. I love you so much. I misses you so much. Ya Allah Yaa Rahmaan ya Raahim, please give her a place in your Jannah.

October - my Mom's birthday was the same as her 100th day of passed away. Had dreams with Mom. Thanm you for visiting my dream Ma. Thank you Allah for letting me to meet her. I miss you Ma.

November - the month that I was able to learn managing my grief. A grief is a process in managing the feel of lost, the sadness and the broken heart. A grief is like having a wrecked ship. We are in the middle of the sea where our ship is wrecked. And we will often see the wreckage sometimes and somewhere even though we have reached the shore. 

December - We have just received a sad news as our grandmother passed away. She was 94 yo and had a great life. A great lady with a huge fighting spirit. Insya Allah husnul khotimah Oma.

Yes indeed, 2022 gave us many ups and many downs. However, Allah will not give any load to His creatures without their capabilities to coupe. So Alhamdulillah, we are growing and I hope getting better. Ya Allah Ya Rahmaan Yaa Rahiim, please give us your bless, rahmah and barakah for anything we have done and we will do in the future. Please give us a great health, wealth and prosperity to praise You more. InshaAllah. Amiin