15 August 2013

All in the family ( Pt 9 ) – An anniversary

Whatever starts at one time will, without doubt, reach the end of it all – with the only exception, the One and only One.

He is there at the very beginning and will continue to be there even at the end of time.


The beginning

For this couple it began in August FORTY NINE years ago, praying, hoping and believing that it would be a bed of roses all the way. Half way to the present the couple multiplied to become five, having seen the arrival of three members of the second generation; very much to the couple's prayers and expectation.  

Two plus three young ones - halfway to the present

But today even the three young ones have aged as well

And today, forty nine years down the line, the original two have grown even larger in size with the arrival of another ten forming the third generation - not to mention the spouses of the the second generation.  

Today's enlarged clan ( regretfully, one d-i-l and the smallest grandchild are not in the picture)


Having successfully travelled this far do we deserve to celebrate? 

Indeed, we do, with a day of fasting, humbled and with full of gratitude for the beds of roses that we, hand- in-hand, merrily danced through, and for giving us the patience to successfully struggle across every hedge and hurdle over the many years.

Who knows Pakcik’s clan will yet see a golden anniversary in a year’s time - Insya Allah.

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kaykuala said...

Dear Pakcik and Makcik,
Congratulations and Happy Anniversary! Alhamdullilah! The elation and feelings of love and affections can never be expressed and felt better than the loving couple themselves. It is an achievement in the face of all the struggles and sacrifices which now seemed only like playthings and only like yesterday. I share the joy and the happiness of your wonderful family, Pakcik and Makcik!

And a Golden Jubilee next year! Shukur Alhamdulilah. How nice! Praise be to the Almighty, ALLAH SWT for having extended His Blessings to you and your family! Amin!


NBK said...

Assalamualaykum Pakcik and Makcik. Congratulation and may Allah grant more happy years for you and family.

naliahmad said...

Dear Pakchik,

Happy anniversary Pakchik and Makchik.
How nice to be celebrating 49 years of togetherness

Pakchik, have you received my email?

Al-Manar said...


It is all a gift from HIM. We can only hope and pray. It makes you feel elated while it lasts.

I notice quite a number of visitors who frequent your great work. Move on dear friend.

naniasda said...

As Salam
Congratulations and Happy 49th Anniversary Pakcik and Makcik with many more happy anniversaries to come :)

Al-Manar said...

Dear Nali,

The swarming of children and grandchildren around seems to have disrupted your meticulous routine. But having them around, especially during this period, is a rare joy.

Yes, I have got it.

Al-Manar said...


Walakum Salaam, NBK.
There, within sight of Kaabah, pray your heart's contents. Insya Alah you will be rewarded with something specia. I fully believe so, as long as we realise that we are nothing more than just a humble guest.

Wish you all the best.
Selamat pergi dan selamat kembali.

Al-Manar said...


Waalaikum Salaam and thank you.
Berabaya agaknya Raya baru baru ini!

I hope your Raya was a joyous one.

NBK said...

Thank you pakcik..in syaa Allah akan dilakukan di sana.

BTW I noticed pakcik's height was not very different from makcik's in earlier (younger) photo..makcik must have worn a very nice high heeled shoes..hi hi jangan marah ya..just joking.

Al-Manar said...


You are very observant. Let's say I NOW use high-heeled boots and she goes about in slippers!

pena said...

as salam, handsome nye pakcik masa muda, macam hero phelem korea la! happy anniversary kepada pasangan bahagia, insyallah! sampai ke akhirnya.

abdulhalimshah said...

Dear Pakcik,
Alhamdulillah. To be endowed with health and blessed with a happy extended family is one of the greatest gift from Allah Almighty. May Allah S.W.T. grant you continued good health so that more anniversaries could be celebrated in future. Congratulations to you and Makcik.

Al-Manar said...


WaalaikumSalaam. Bukan masa muda sahaja. Seperti buah yang bertamabah tua bertambah manis - sebelum buruk dan jatuh kebumi. Terima kasih.

Al-Manar said...

Dear AHS,

We are in the same boat. Health means a great ddeal. Your prayer and mine will hopefully be answered.

Omong Mak Long..... said...


Congratulations and Happy Anniversary. May you and family have all the blessings from Him.

Al-Manar said...

OmogMak Long,

Waalaikum Salaam to you too.
Hope you have had a good break and Hari Raya back home. You are lucky to be able to see much more of the world than most of us are.

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary Pak Cik and Mak Cik! I am really happy looking at your family photos. You were really handsome young man and Mak Cik is as pretty as always. Alhamdulillah, Allah grants both of you such a blissful marriage and I really wish I could own one someday.


Mawar said...

Pakcik dan Makcik
masya Allah.
semoga terus dijurus jalan ke syurga.

ps: saya menulis di tepi pantai Batu Burok. bertugas sehingga esok.

Al-Manar said...

Dear Azmiera,

As they say; there is a time and a place for everything. One day, when you are standing in front of a patient, someone will say, " How good she is at her work and she has the look as well." Beauty wears off with time but your skill will get better. I envy you. We wish you well as always.

Al-Manar said...

Mawar Safei,

Pantai Batu Burok? Only security guards stand on duty at that dangerous beach!

Please contact 019-9839703

Anonymous said...

The only wealth in this world is children; more than all the money, power on earth - Micheal Corleone.

Happy 49th anniversary Pok Cik, hope i will be here for the 50th...


Al-Manar said...


Insya Allah we will all be around.

Pak Idrus said...

Pokcik Hassan, Happy Anniversary and Selamat Hari Raya. Take care.

Al-Manar said...

Pakm Idrus,
Dah habis pula satu Hari Raya. Dipanjangkan umur akan datang lagi. Selamat menjelajah tempat2 sejarah dan tunjuk gambar2 yang cantik seperti biasa.

Salam hormat kepada keluarga sekelian

Al-Manar said...

Pakm Idrus,
Dah habis pula satu Hari Raya. Dipanjangkan umur akan datang lagi. Selamat menjelajah tempat2 sejarah dan tunjuk gambar2 yang cantik seperti biasa.

Salam hormat kepada keluarga sekelian

Unknown said...

assalamualaikum pakcik.. how are you getting on???

Al-Manar said...


Waalaikum Salaam. I tried to get into your blog in vain. I am old fashioned!