In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Most Gracious.
[This is a true story, a story of mine of course. The daddy wasn't a real daddy, just a pseudo-daddy and same goes to the daughters and family terms used in this post. so it would be
There was once a single daddy who was given a responsibility to take care of ten daughters for 10 weeks duration. At first, he was so distressed and very much upset because his effort to not to be "guy-alone" didn't work, but thank goodness, he took a very short time to adapt with the situation and fortunately all the ten daughters were comfortable with him. They became a happy family but their luck and timing wasn't very good.
To their dismay, they went through a very bad experiences starting from the second week onward. So many things happened in their family life till to a point that their situation became like what people call as "telur di hujung tanduk". But, they didn't give up, they tried harder. Of course all families have problems, i.e. internal conflict among them, but then they still stood as one and kept motivating each other. The daddy remain calm through out the period of being with his daughters even though there were many voices saying to him "how would you survive with 10 daughters?". Sometimes, when his daughters get 'scattered', he'll bring them together and will always be patient with the ten various behaviours of his daughters. And most importantly he is the saviour of the family in a critical condition, he'll be the one who'll save them from the wrath of the outsiders. (yea, but most of the time, they did face the wrath and end up being in a shocked stage but still they faced it together without pointing or blaming one another)
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On the final week, eleven of them were very happy because their family were the only family who managed to finish up all their 'chores'. And it was the time for them to separate. The final salaam from the daddy was so warm and all of them prayed that they will be successful in their mission.
Each story will end with "they lived happily ever after" right? But in this story the ending was quite different. Allah loves the daddy very much, another trial was given to him, and this time he was alone.
Being one of the daughter, i couldn't be excited much knowing that daddy is in a grief stage albeit we daughters had happy endings. It was seriously very said when another daughter said to me "bapa kita la!!!"
But again, with God's grace, he could recover from it very quickly and could reach the acceptance stage without any anger and denial. That was what I saw, but his insight, Allah only knows. I'm proud of him and I appreciate all his hard works and efforts in creating a wonderful family surrounding. He did mention that while he is in sadness, he didn't forget those who need to face harder challenges. Yea very true, like a wise man said once "I complained that I had no shoes until I met a man who had no feet."
O Allah, give them all strength and guidance so that they may face the upcoming days with calm.
I know it is easier said than done, that's why I don't want to say much, each of us has a different way of accepting and coping things. But of course we need to hope that they can recover quickly. May they see the wisdom behind each trial in a clear and peace state of mind and soul.