Friday, November 30, 2007

A Blessed Achievement

My son Jon has acquired his Masters Degree majoring in Information Technology in Strategic Management at the University of Wolverhampton, UK. He did very well and got a distinction for his effort. He became the top student in his faculty and top foreign student in the whole University.

Although this is my son's achievement, I feel like it is mine, and I thank the 'God' Almighty for it. His wife Rin and my two grand daughters, my wife and his two brothers are proud of him and feel very happy. Besides that, his uncles and aunties too, are proud of him. I am very grateful to my sister Lina and my brother in law Kali for their initial financial support to enable him to enroll to the University. I tried to get a scholarship for him from all sources including the government but was turned down.

Its been a struggle for the whole family. Each and everyone of us sacrificed a lot in our own little way, to see him through his studies. This is a big achievement for the family. I hope with this achievement, my son Jon will be able acquire a good job with a very good stable salary to support the family and to settle all outstanding loans that is overdue and to help and enable his brothers to achieve the same in their respective fields.

I am 59 turning 60, and live day to day with a positive mind set that everyday will be a better day than yesterday. I do not have fear for anybody how big or powerful they are. What is right I'll say it's right and what is wrong I'll say it's wrong. I do not know how much lifetime is left for me in this world, but I'll go on with it doing what is right. During my struggle I noticed a few negative reactions from the people and things around me, but left it like that and kept going on as though I did not notice it, and kept it inside me. All this is due to the one thing I lack, and that is money. Without money you become useless, without money you become stupid, without money you have no say, without money people do not respect you. (This is how people think.) Humiliation, thats what you have to go through. That's what I have to go through, but I put it aside and go on living with a big smile on my face. There's no time to brood about it.

With my son's achievement I now have a better and brighter foresight for the family, in the near future. I thank God 'Allah' for all his love and kindness for my family. God has protected us from all harm and ill intentions of others towards us. I pray God will make my son Jon a considerate, patient, charitable, loving, helpful, kind and thoughtful person and also a humble obedient servant of God 'Allah'. 'InshaAllah'.


Blogger cakapaje said...

Salam Makdom,

Amin, to your prayers for Johan. The prayers of a mother receives special treatment, insyAllah.

With regards to money, unfortunately yes, in today's world that is the first step to gaining 'respect'. But money cannot buy pride and belief, and these 2 are more precious than money.

9:19 AM  
Blogger azyze gomez said...

Hi Uncle Maher,
We love you for who you are, not for how much money you have locked away in the bank.

ada duit ka, tak ada duit ka, hensem ka, tak hensem ka, tua ka tak tua ka, we'll always love you.

p/s: cakapaje is right, though I'm not sure about the 'mother' part. hehe.

4:14 PM  
Blogger pak shah said...

Congrats to Jon on his achievement.
I'm proud of him too.

7:07 AM  

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