Tuesday, 27 September 2011

"When I Think Of Perfect Moments..."

All our yesterdays
are ours forever
...in memory

"the joys are well-savoured
the tribulations a real education
a relationship so perfectly tempered
that the forging has its own
strength and power
only we know" 

Our tomorrows are waiting
like mysterious presents,
wrapped up in time,
for us to open..
one by one

"In such premise
I'd only have faith 
in our destiny
made good truly together
Allah willing"

But today is here and now
It belongs to us
this perfect time
for love

"ever more happier 
we are married
perfect being made...
more perfect "

"no time better than now
to say
I love you truly
and will always be so"

"By Allah who answers our prayers
and loves us
and defines our needs
for he is All-Knowing
gives us each other" 

This promise of a perfect life
with you


These beautiful verses by Dean Walley are interspersed with romantic scribblings (in italics) by my dearest husband on a flight over the Pacific Ocean on September 20th 1981

30 years later almost to the day, we sat together in celebration with our then-awaited "tomorrows", still unwrapping each one... to unveil his/her own unique mysteries

What better gifts can we ask for other than these - our children...

Happy Birthday to you "Red Alfa" - who is all of 59 years young today! 

May Allah grant us refuge from a knowledge which does not benefit, from a heart which does not tremble, from an ego which not sated, and from a supplication which is not accepted.  Ameen...


Cat-from-Sydney said...

Happy Birthday Uncle RA. Spare me some pulut kuning purrrlease... purrr...meow!

Kama At-Tarawis said...

happy 59th bday RA...may you hv Allah's blessings always..

Wan Sharif said...

Happy birthday RA.. that was one romantic scribbling all-right..
semoga kasih sayang yang telah dijalin terus mekar hingga ke akhir hayat

Nin said...

Waaahhh... so romantic! Happy b'day, sir!

Red Alfa said...

At 6pm 27 September 2011 for a breather at end of a busy work day I had just peeked in...

...to be so pleasantly reminded of one moment that can and has become the perfect moment.

Thank you dear wife and friends.

Tommy Yewfigure said...

Wishing u a healthy, wealthy & wise 59th Birthday again, u lucky bugger, & for gaining 2 new additional darlings to your happy family too - what a year4U...hehehe

Kak Teh said...

Happy birthday from me and mine!

a.j. said...

feh PEWIT!

Al-Manar said...

Busy with my September and thinking you had not started to update your posting, I missed RA's 59 birthday. To him I offer my belated birthday greetings. Perhaps you have already been told that life begins at 60 and primes at 70 - moving up in line with the new retiring age.

Red Alfa said...

@Kak Teh
@al manar

Thank you all for your good wishes; late but not belated.

Life starts at 60 and primes at 70; I am looking at you and don't I believe it!

It shall be by Allah's grace and eternal blessing