October 01, 2012

Day 1: Get a Grip, Move On.

“Marriage is like the dark. We are scared of it, we face it anyway and eventually, we find solace in it.”

By Asar, both Luqman and I manage to nap; probably fatigued from our tears. I try not to, but I can’t help it; each time Luqman cries, I do too. Because I know he is searching for his Daddy. Sometimes, I catch him looking at our bedroom door, just waiting expectantly for his jolly ol’ Daddy to come bouncing through, being all funny. But, ah…

Come nightfall, the loneliness becomes overbearing. I switch on all the lights, all the fans, the TV, the ventilator and everything else imaginable.

Just so the silence does not become deafening.

I want to do a million household chores, but the moment I get out of Luqman’s sight, he cries his lungs out. Eventually, I give in to his cries. If there is this huge void in my heart, I cannot imagine how big of a loss this is to him. So, I carry him, cradle him and tell him it’s okay. In between my tears, I manage.

At one point after drinking his milk, he got tired, rolled onto his tummy and stared into space. He eventually fell asleep on his own.

I slip away from him, did what I could and finally, I too went to bed. We both went to bed berselimutkan the last kain pelikat my husband wore that day.

I know that crying won’t change things, it won’t stop him from going and it most definitely won’t stop the whole programme. Life must go on. So, I must get a grip, and move on too.

But for now, I’m going to give myself some time. Nobody said it was easy.

So let the tears begin.



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3 comments:

Melissa said...

Awww, how long is the hubby going away for ? Hang in there, take one day at a time. InshaAllah. Hugs !

Raieza Hanim R said...

Kak, hang in there k? I know you'll hear that line a lot of but yea, stay strong.
The first few weeks will always be the hardest. Now Luqman, be a good boy to Mama now :)

Haneesa said...

melissa: he's going to be away for 6 months! hahaha. probably with a few breaks in between where he can come home, but still, after being married for a year plus, a home ain't a home without your better half right? i'm hoping i won't break down too often! thanks for your kind words, though :)

ieja: it's only been 2 days but i'm countdowning to the end of 6 months already. haha. so far, Luqman has been a gem! Alhamdulillah. merengek sikit biasalah kan :) hopefully things will get better :)