Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Farewell, my love..

"I lost a part of my heart when you left us. It will forever be scarred and the wounds will not heal completely. It will get better but the emptiness will always be felt. I know it was difficult for you to leave your mommy and daddy behind but aunty will always be there to look out for them. They're the strongest people I know... they'll be the one that'll end up consoling me.. I am not surprised they passed that part of them to you, for you were the strongest and bravest little warrior ever..

You smiled through it all, everyday.. making us (and especially the doctors!) feel baffled as seeing how at ease you were. Sometimes I felt like the doctors misdiagnosed you because you looked and seemed so healthy. When you were in pain, you didn't want to look at anyone.. but you could never resist ending up playing peek-a-boo, didn't you?

Thank you Danial for staying around for your daddy's birthday on the 14th. You seemed so healthy and so full of life these past weeks that no one would think you'd go so soon.
I thank God that he didn't take away your health and you still had energy to smile and play and laugh every single day. Even yesterday.

Our heart is crying out for you Danial, but it would be selfish for us to hold you back when you could move on with your life to a place where there is no pain, no sorrow, no tears.

We will forever be missing you.. I love you with all my heart.. you were my baby too, you know..

So go be with Atuk, he'll be there to hold your hand.. and If you do decide to take a nap right there in heaven and you miss daddy's snoring, don't worry, Atuk has the exact same snore. I know you're doing great there but just know that we miss you so much. We love you...

Till we meet again one day.. "

Out of respect for privacy to my brother and sister-in-law, I have never discussed my nephew Danial's condition. I just asked for everyone's prayer for him to get well when he was hospitalized some time back in June.

However, God decided it was time for Danial to return to Him. Yesterday, September 15, my nephew, Danial passed away due to complications from leukemia. Just a day after he celebrated his daddy's birthday. He was almost 3 years old.

To all my dear friends out there, thank you for your prayers. My family are deeply grateful for all your kind words, thoughts and prayers.


Gallivanter September 16, 2008 at 4:21 PM  

May Danial rest in peace. Please accept our (Mel & I) deepest condolences to your family.

Nick Phillips September 16, 2008 at 4:21 PM  

My condolences to your brother and his family on their loss. It's always sad to lose someone but I'm sure like you said, Danial is in a better place.

Nessa September 16, 2008 at 4:32 PM  

I'm saddened to hear of his passing :( My condolences to your brother and his wife and to all of you. *Hugs*

Jean Chia aka Ms.Yummy~licious September 16, 2008 at 5:35 PM  

I'm deeply saddened to hear about this. I know this must be difficult for you, especially your bro & SIL, my prayers & thoughts are with you guys! My condolences to your bro & SIL & your family. *Love & Hugs*

chegu carol September 16, 2008 at 5:44 PM  

May his soul rest in peace.
My condolences to your brother, his wife and your family.

D.Marcus September 16, 2008 at 5:59 PM  

My condolence to your brother and his family.

I wish there's more that I could say...

Kadus_Mama September 16, 2008 at 7:10 PM  

:( May his soul rest in peace..

-Gina G- September 16, 2008 at 7:24 PM  

*Watery eyes*

May Baby Danial's soul rest in peace.

osindak September 16, 2008 at 7:29 PM  

I am so so so sorry Shem.. I never knew.. May he rest in peace. *big hugs* My condolence to you and family.

rachel September 16, 2008 at 7:39 PM  

Deepest condolence to you & family. Rest in peace Danial.

Jewelle September 16, 2008 at 8:22 PM  

My deepest condolence Shemah, my heart goes out to you and family. May Danial rest in peace now.

cindy September 16, 2008 at 8:44 PM  

I'm really sad just reading this post.. :( My condolence for Danial's family. May he rest in peace now.

bluecrystaldude September 16, 2008 at 9:39 PM  

My condolence for you Shemah, your brother and sister-in-law. May his soul rest in peace..

LxndreaSB September 16, 2008 at 10:33 PM  

lil danial, rest in peace. he is in a better place. so sorry to hear this shem. now my prayers are for your family, especially his parents.
God bless all of you.

JACQ September 16, 2008 at 11:20 PM  

RIP Danial. Condolence to your bro's family and to the rest of your family too. Such sad news..

NafaSg September 16, 2008 at 11:20 PM  

Hey Shemah...

We're deeply sorry about the loss of your nephew. But He loves Danial more, and we believe that he is in a much much better place up there. And you and your family will always be in our thoughts and prayers. Be strong.


Lil' Ms Pinky September 17, 2008 at 12:10 AM  

My deepest condolences. Rest in peace Danial.

Haizum September 17, 2008 at 12:14 AM  

Inna lillahi wa inna ilahi raji'un.

He's in a better place.

Condolences to you and your family Shem.

Tammy September 17, 2008 at 12:43 AM  

I am so sorry for you and your family's loss. I know what it's like to loss a child and it's the hardest thing ever. Hugs, Tammy

Tina September 17, 2008 at 12:58 AM  

that is so sad. i shed a tear for you my friend. your brother must be in pieces. i cant imagine what that would be like, all i can do is stay hopeful that yours and your brothers pain may be a little easier as time goes by x

take care sweetie xxx

J@n!ce September 17, 2008 at 4:18 AM  

My deepest condolence to your brother & his family. May Danial rest in peace. Hugs n kisses.

Rozella September 17, 2008 at 8:10 AM  

*hugs* I know it's really hard for all of you guys... but like Buddy said... he's finally able to accompany and play with his grandpa. :)

Think of it that way and hopefully it will help make things at least a tiny bit better...

And at least he doesn't have to suffer anymore right?

May Danial rest in peace in the palms of his Creator...


Princess_Sabrina September 17, 2008 at 10:18 AM  

May his soul rest in peace. My deepest condolence to ur bro and ur family.

*hug n kisses*

Starfish September 17, 2008 at 11:08 AM  

My condolence to you and your family. May his soul rest in peace.

A beautiful note you wrote for him.

Perky September 17, 2008 at 11:46 AM  

I'm very sorry for your family's loss. Rest in peace Danial...

maslight September 17, 2008 at 12:21 PM  

My condolences to your family.

impedius September 17, 2008 at 1:55 PM  

I've been thru this before... My nephew passed away when he is only 3 after a long battle against an unknown disease. Was already on the road to recovery...

*silent prayer for Danial*

cookie September 17, 2008 at 2:26 PM  

my sympathy and prayers to you and your family most esp your brother and SIL. it's difficult to lose someone you love.

jppmom September 17, 2008 at 3:46 PM  

Condolence to yer Bro & SIL. May God bless little Danial.

Cookie September 17, 2008 at 6:12 PM  

I'm deeply saddened about the loss of your nephew. Condolence to you, to your brother and sister in law. My prayers for Danial.

saifulrizan September 17, 2008 at 8:33 PM  

Kami sekeluarga sedekahkan Al-Fatihah untuk adik Danial.

Anonymous,  September 17, 2008 at 8:58 PM  

Deepest condolences to you and your family. May Danial rest in the hand of God.

MdmAlia September 17, 2008 at 11:06 PM  

Inna lillahi wa inna lillahi raji'un

I heard this news Syura and I would like to send my condolences to your brother and sis in law as well as the rest of your family. This is truly a sad passing. Please tell them to be strong and remember that he passed in a beautiful month (Ramadan) and that he will be in heaven for eternity. Sejuk hati your brother nanti.


Kirhat September 18, 2008 at 10:57 AM  

I would like to extend my family's condolences to you, your brother and your sister-in-law. It is really sad to hear news about the passing of young souls like Danial, but I know God will bless him.

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Naomi September 18, 2008 at 1:49 PM  

Condolences to you, especially to your bro and sis in law. This is so sad.

Marvic September 18, 2008 at 2:45 PM  

Shemah..i am so sorry to hear for your lost..May he rest in peace

jsprik September 18, 2008 at 9:30 PM  

so sorry to hear about your loss....as you may or may not know, i lost my little boy in 2004 in a car accident. he was 10. may God keep you and your family in his loving , comforting arms in your time of need!! take care..thinking of you....

mArMaLaDe September 18, 2008 at 11:04 PM  

my condolence to your family, may he rest in peace..God Bless

workout mommy September 19, 2008 at 2:09 AM  

oh, I am so sorry! My thoughts and prayers go out to your family.

emelda,  September 19, 2008 at 12:11 PM  

Rest in peace Daniel.

Condolence to your brother,Sis in law and family Shemah.

Umma September 19, 2008 at 2:04 PM  

It made me teary eye reading your post about your nephew bec I could relate the feeling of losing someone dear to us.
He is so young... my deepest condolence to you and your Bro-Sis in law.

Farah Deen September 19, 2008 at 6:21 PM  



Reading this entry, I couldn't control the tears from flowing down my cheeks. I could almost feel the lost of Danial. Why him? He's still a baby, but Allah knows best and that's the only console I can say to your family and to myself.

I hope he is smiling happily in heaven, and he will be praying for his devoted and ever loving parents from Heaven.

He's still a baby, almost 3 years old, and I bet he must have been struggling with his disease long enough before he passed. I really felt sorry for his lost, and please pass my condolence to your family.

Danial darling, everyone love you here and everyone will be always thinking of you everyday. I bet your family are already missing your cheeky smiles and especially now, whenever I play peek-a-boo with my children, I will remember you.

Rest in peace sweetheart....

Chili September 19, 2008 at 8:00 PM  

you have a beautiful blog!!:)

Angeline September 19, 2008 at 9:21 PM  

my condolence to u n ur family shemah.. so sorry to hear about ur nephew. may he rest in peace. hold on there and be strong yeah.. take care!

ArMs September 19, 2008 at 10:39 PM  

I'm sorry to hear this. My condolences to you and your whole family... Be in peace.

LadyJava September 20, 2008 at 5:13 PM  

Salam Takziah to you and your family Shemah. I am so sorry for your lost..and may he rest in peace..

Our prayers are with you and your family. Al-fatihah..

Mariuca September 22, 2008 at 3:23 PM  

OMG Shemah!!!!!!!! When u told me a loved one passed away, I never expected it to be ur baby nephew!!! I am so sorry for ur loss sweetie, and the picture here is making me all teary! Sedih sangat, and with Raya around the corner too, I just don't know what to say. Al fatihah and lotsa love and hugs for u dear!

andru September 22, 2008 at 11:07 PM  

Sorry to hear that. May he rest in peace

Big Pumpkin September 23, 2008 at 3:32 PM  

I cried when I read this. I'm so sorry and my deepest condolences to your family. But anyway, Danial is in a magical place right now. I've had a glimpse of it and it is truly the most beautiful thing you'd ever seen.

sting September 24, 2008 at 11:18 PM  

I had been struggling trying to think of what to say... but words fail to describe how I feel...

my deepest condolences to your brother and his family... may lil Danial rest on peace..

Ane,  June 4, 2009 at 1:07 PM  

this is so heartbreaking Shem.. :'( :'(

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Ane,  June 4, 2009 at 1:07 PM  

I am so sorry for your loss.. :'( :'(

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Shemah,  June 4, 2009 at 1:21 PM  

Yes it is, ane.. the day he passed away, he broke my heart into pieces and
it'll never be the same again.. :'( :'(

Shemah,  June 4, 2009 at 1:22 PM  

Thank you so much, ane. :'( It breaks my heart when I see my brother playing
with my kids because I know all he's thinking about is if his son was still
around.. :'(

Ane,  June 4, 2009 at 1:26 PM  

I don't know what to say Shem.. :'( just know that he's in a better place..

Ane,  June 4, 2009 at 1:29 PM  

that's the saddest thing ever Shemah! but your brother is lucky because he
has your kids to keep him happy.. :)

Daisy,  July 19, 2009 at 6:38 PM  

This is a very touching story... I am literally in tears just reading it. My prayers for you and your family... and also for Danial... I know she's an angel now.

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