After a year of zero writing, I started this year with this writing. I'm writing this first journal while listening to my sons' rhythm on their electone. Their singing songs and playing melodies reminded me about why I'd been writing in this diary and why I should continue it. Even in my busy time, I need to compose in this personal journal, where I put and record all the moments of my kids' activities. This journal is a special place where I can carry on with what I've been doing, keeping all the precious moments that could be traced by my kids, one day. This year, I began my journal by recording my kids' activities.
Alhamdulillaah, my first son, Amr, he has been joining an internship program of Pertamina Patra Niaga since a few months ago. He completed his study last year, on March 2022, as an engineer from Informatics, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh November, Surabaya. He still continues his hobby of playing soccer. As the first son, he substitutes Abi when Abi's not around us, as he gets usual to this. He accompany me to several wedding invitations, and of course, driving me and his brothers and youngest sister to some places. In this way, he grows up as a mindful and wise man.
So grateful that my second son, Irham, has been joining an internship too in a private IT developer company in Jakarta while studying Informatics, at Telkom University, Bandung. He spends most of his time in Bandung and in his office in Jakarta, but sometimes comes home and plays with his brothers and sister, just playing electone and singing songs or playing ludo with me. We also go somewhere for a while or stay in my bedroom to discuss anything that matters. He does look like Abi for hard work. But I really wish he could manage his time for working, praying, eating, and having rest time.
My gratefulness is complete with my third son and my little daughter, Yaser, and Hasya. They always complete my days with their stories and experiences, good or bad, from the silly things to the most exciting moments. At their high schools, there were days when they felt full of school matters, and I needed to motivate them to stand up and move on. There were also good times when they met an inspired teacher or friend who could understand them well and could adventure together. They grow up so fast that I can see how they can decide what they want to do or achieve wisely. I do wish they could reach what they really want to be.
And last, Abi and I always do things for the sake of our family and surroundings. I and my kids, know that Abi always does his responsibilities with passion and honor. We do appreciate that, and we do need to understand that. For me, entering a new formal study for my doctoral degree last year made me spend the most time studying. Though, I do hope that my Abi and my kids understand it very well, as they are the ones who supported me to continue my study formally. With their support and the most precious prayer from Datuk, all our plans and wishes will come true this year and bring happiness to our family and our surroundings, hopefully.
Bismillaah...la haula wala quwwata illa billaah...