I SMILE is a peak into MY SMILE During EACH phase of Grief.
Hey lovelies, Slowly Inching my way back onto the blogging scene, I do Hope you missed me, as much As I have missed inspiring you.
Losing a Loved One, Especially a Parent, is one of LIFE’S GREATEST TEST.
MY SIBLINGS, I AND THE REST OF OUR FAMILY had lost my Mummy, just 4 years back, and then just recently, 17th October 2019, my beloved ABBA(father) was also called back to His Creator.
To say that this shattered us, would be an understatement. ABBA was a unique human being, loved not just by us as a family, but LOVED AND RESPECTED by many others within the community and those he came into contact with.
For the family…that fateful day, delivered a huge shock to us. He was our PILLAR OF STRENGTH ALWAYS... And when that Pillar finally succumbed his life from this worldy life (dunya)…. the tremors that vibrated through us was undeniably real. When our Pillar fell…so too did our legs give way from beneath us.
We are left with a sadness deep within our souls. PARENTS ARE THE EPICENTER OF EVERY FAMILY… WHEN THAT CORE IS SHAKEN, OR LOST, THEN THE VIBRATIONS ARE SURE TO HAVE A IMPACT FOR A WHILE.
GRIEVING…Is NORMAL and an Important part of LIFE. HOWEVER, finding ways to cope and help bring yourself out of a manic depressive state is much more Important. The HEALING process from grief is different for each person. This is just one way for me to heal…I write out my feelings and Thoughts to better help me cope.
This little FOOD FOR THOUGHT is what is helping me heal gradually… I take solice from these words, and I hope they can bring YOU MY READERS, IN SIMILAR SITUATIONS, some much needed comfort during your grieving process.
Like I Had done before upon losing my Mummy… A LETTER TO MY MOTHER ,This post is a dedication TO MY BELOVED ABBA (FATHER) AND MY DEAREST MUMMY. ABBA HAD THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SMILE, APART FROM EVERY OTHER VIRTUOUS QUALITY HE ENCOMPASSED.
SO NOW I TRY TO SMILE… BECAUSE IT REMINDS ME OF HIM, AND THE SMILE, HUG AND KISS HE LEFT ME WITH, THE LAST TIME I SAW HIM ALIVE.
A huge amount of respect and Gratitude to everyone that have made duas for Him and my family during these trying moments in life, your calls, concerns and support is most definitely appreciated.
*Disclaimer* I am by no means any kind of psychologist, these are just means by which I help myself cope and heal. PLEASE SEEK PROFESSIONAL ADVICE if you feel the need to.*
Written By Marriam Essa-Sayed
I SMILE…but my smile, doesn’t reach my eyes anymore.
I SMILE...but my eyes are sad.
I SMILE… but my heart is shattered into millions of pieces.
I SMILE... but the rest of my body protests from rejoicing along.
Healing from grief…
I SMILE… because I know THIS WORLDY LIFE (DUNYA) IS A TEST
I SMILE… because I want my loved ones to see me trying to battle my innermost emotions.
I SMILE… because YOU stood by my side during these TESTS
I SMILE … because I believe that the ALMIGHTY Allah/God , has something better planned for me
I SMILE … because I see YOUR SMILE, etched around the the corners of my mouth.
I SMILE … BECAUSE YOU HAVE BEEN THE BEST EXAMPLES AND LEFT, My siblings and I, WITH THE ULTIMATE LEGACY ON HOW TO BE A BETTER HUMAN BEING, BETTER SPOUSES AND BETTER PARENTS.
I SMILE BECAUSE I AM FOREVER INDEBTED TO THE ALMIGHTY FOR GRANTING ME PARENTS, LIKE YOU BOTH, WHO PROVED TO BE THE BEST TEACHERS IN THIS DUNYA.
Continued Healing From Grief…
I SMILE NOW... EVEN THOUGH THE TEARS THREATHEN AT THE BACK OF MY EYES.
I SMILE NOW… EVEN AMIDST THE ESCAPED TEARS, AS MY HEART GENTLY AND GRADUALLY BEGINS TO HEAL FROM LOSING YOU.
I SMILE NOW... REMEMBERING ALL OUR SPECIAL MOMENTS.
I SMILE MORE NOW… BECAUSE I WATCHED YOU BOTH DO IT ALL THROUGH THE CHALLENGES THIS WORLDY LIFE (DUNYA), THREW YOUR WAY.
I SMILE …. NOT BECAUSE I STOPPED LOVING YOU,
I SMILE …. BECAUSE I AM HEALING,
I SMILE NOW…BECAUSEI AM LEARNING TO LIVE EACH DAY, WHILE MISSING YOU.
THIS SMILE, I SMILE …. IS MY ACT OF SADAQAH, ON YOUR BEHALF,
I KNOW I MUST SMILE… BECAUSE IT’S SUNNAH
*In Remembrance of My BELOVED AND DEAREST PARENTS, Hajee Abdul Wahab Essa and Rashida Bee Bee Essa*
Do remember them and all Dearly departed in your duas/prayers.
*MAY ALLAH GRANT THEM FORGIVENESS AND HIGHEST STAGES IN JANNAH AMEEN ⚘💕*
*Kindy Share as posted,www.marriamsayed.com*