Despite the trials and tribulations she never lost hope and maintained a loving joy for life and all of Allah's blessings.
Her greatest happiness, I do believe, is to lose herself in the world of nature and "all its creatures great and small".
|Look for the little red blob|
However, she has an irrepressible and cheeky sense of fun too. More often than not I get dragged in as well and that should warrant detention class for both Teech and pupil.
But she can also cook a mean asam pedas. She's not just a pretty face.
AND SO DEAR GIRL - MANY HAPPY RETURNS.
HERE'S TO MORE WONDERFUL JOURNEYS IN YOUR LIFE!
POST SCRIPT : Just before I finished this posting I received a call from Singapore. Lely's much-loved grandmother, after a long illness, passed away peacefully. All things must pass, Lely. Granny's gone for 'a good rest', like you told her to - your last comforting words to her.
INVICTUS (Latin for UNCONQUERABLE) - by William Ernest Henley (1849-1903)
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find me, unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.