31 st August 1992 was the most memorable Merdeka for our family.
It was the day no. 5 of 5 was born.
As the laughing gas wore off , I summoned every ounce of effort for a final push, and baby emerged.
Congratulations, said Dr. Siti, it's A GIRL, holding her up for me to see.
Praise be to Allah, she's perfect! She's the spitting image of my mom-in-law.
It was 8.10 am and the military jets flew past overhead, marking a double celebration.
After 3 boys in a row, she was a joy for everyone.
Especially so for Kak Long, who had screamed in disappointment "KAK LONG NAK ADIK GIRL, KAK LONG NAK ADIK GIRL, WAAAAAAH" when Azeim was born.
"Insyirah" as baby was named, and Kak Long are now the best of friends.
And Merdeka has never been the same since.
Today she is all of 17 years old, facing the SPM soon and holed up in the asrama school for exam workshops and Latih-tubi, when others are on school vacation.
With the fasting month we are not able to celebrate in a big way, save for a small birthday cake and Nandos peri-peri chicken (her favourite) brought to the school for breaking of fast yesterday, the more convenient day.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY INSYIRAH, STUDY HARD, AND FOCUS ON YOUR DESIRED RESULTS.
This video is especially for you, Sayang........
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