33 Years

Today, April 5, 2013 marked the 33rd year my parents were married. And yesterday was my mom’s birthday and this year is extra special. After more than 30 years of teaching, now she’s no more going to school!! (She’s a teacher, y’all) She’s officially a pensioner!! My dad is really happy he finally has my mom staying at home with him. I can see it from his eyes that he is genuinely happy about it. “Abah dah suruh maa berenti kerja laamer dah, finally pencen pun..” he told me yesterday.

I’m just plain happy for both of them.

Marriage is a lot of work..

Wedding is fun, honeymoon phase is a.w.e.s.o.m.e. but marriage is really a lot of work! You’re juggling your work, daily house chores, children and husband every single day. If you don’t enjoy what you’re doing, you’re killing yourself slowly inside because you barely have time for yourself.

Whenever I see an old couple walking together holding hands, I really envy them. I want be like them. Even after soooo long, it’s still the same person they are walking with, same hand they are holding and they never get tired. Isn’t that sweet?

To me, marriage is about two people committed themselves to each other, sharing the same desire to spend their lifetime together, and willingness to be there for one another. In Al-Quran, it’s clearly stated “They are clothing for you and you’re clothing for them..” (Al-Baqarah, verse 187). Like our clothing that covers and protect our body, couples defend each other’s honour. They protect and enhance each other’s beauty while shielding that which must be hidden, according to Allah’s rules.

To maa and abah, Happy 33rd Wedding Anniversary. May Allah granted Jannah to both of you. Thank you for being there for each other. Thank you for giving us, the children a good example of what marriage is all about. We love you both!

XOXO

84 thoughts on “33 Years

  1. Happy 33rd Wedding Anniversary tu maa n abah Dr HAlina.. semoga berbahgia selalu…. also to my mak n abah.. selamat ulangtahun perkahwinan ke 28..always love my parents..

  2. Our parents have the same wedding anniversary date except mine is for 29th year.

    Anyway, congrats and happy wedding anniversary to your parents, doc! :)

  3. happy wedding anniversary aunty n uncle….njoy ur moments alwayz…i’m really touched wiz what u have wrote dr halina…

  4. semoga semua berbahagia dan terus bahagia hingga ke syurga..amiin.. selamat ulangtahun perkahwinan maa and abah Dr harlina =))..wahh pencen dah..saya berpuluh tahun lagi =p. nmpk dr mukanya, guru yang berdedikasi..=)

  5. saye pon kena g check mate jgk ke? sbb saya pon rase cam ade iras2 dr SMS gitu… hahah
    niway happy 33rd wedding anniversary to ur parents.. moga bahagia hingga akhir hayat :)

  6. 5 April-Selamat ulangtahun perkahwinan yang ke-33 buat kedua2 ibu bapa Dr dan selamat ulangtahun perkahwinan yang ke-26 untuk saya dan suami saya juga…….hehehe. Sama tarikh anniversary kami ya…dan tarikh samajuga merupakan hari lahir arwah emak saya yang telah pergi buat selama-lamanya pada tahun lalu(2012). Sedihkan…pada tarikh yang sama, 5 April setiap tahun saya akan meraikan ulangtahun perkahwinan saya dan suami malah akan turut mengenang tarikh lahir arwah emak saya. Sebab tu hari ini saya bawa pulut kuning dan nasi lemak ke sekolah untuk anak-anak murid dan rakan-rakan saya…

  7. This is great. Today is my parents wedding anniversary too. Their 27th . Hehehe .. and whoa ! My mom is an english teacher too. Wish your parents will live happily and blessed until Jannah , insyaallah , ameen !

    P/S : Cant wait to watch you on Romantika :)

  8. Love this post! Marriage is a lot of work. I totally agree with you. Unlike you, both my husband and I come from broken marriages so we sure hope we can give our kids what your parents gave you. InsyaAllah.

  9. yeah me too kene g check mata kot? hehe.. but seriously i nampak ur dad’s face ade iras2 dgn your husband.. ;) btw, congrats and happy anniversary to both your parents. semoga dirahmati selalu~~ :)

  10. Terkesima sesaat dua .. Serious ada rupa Dr.Sheikh .. Teeehee .. btw .. happy anniversary to doc’s parents … kirim salam kat dey all .. May Allah bless your family .. amin … :)

  11. Hi there Dr! Pn Habibah used to be my English teacher! Such a small world and yes I love her so much as she’s a really caring and dedicated teacher during my primary school times :) And I love your blog so so much that I would actually checks on it every single day! Haha! Your family is just lovely :) Do send my regards to her and keep on writing Dr! Both of your girls are lovely and beautiful as you are :)
    Cheers!

  12. doc…seriously mmg betol your dad ade irs dgn dr SMS..heheh..btw.. Happy 33rd anniversary to your ma and abah. may Allah granted jannah for both of your parent..sejuk perut ibu mngandung tgk anak2 smua berjaya.. i hope i can be the one also..May Allah bless you and your family..=)

  13. Congratulations and Happy 33rd Wedding Anniversary to your Mama and Daddy. Best wishes and may Allah bless both of them…….

  14. Thank you Dr. Halina.

    You are so adorable !

    Here, i am learning back English, which i left i for years for learning and practising Arabic.

    And here, i got so many beneficial things to ponder and thank you again, with all your writings i will try my best to beautify my marriage – sooner.

    InsyaALLAH.

    * if i invite you to my wedding, hope to see you are coming !

    Love, Nony Imtiyaz

  15. MasyaAllah, congratulations Puan Habibah for her retirement & anniversary! Definitely a loss for students because she’s one of the best English teachers I’ve ever known! =p My salam to her & may Allah bless you & your family, Dr. Halina! =)

  16. Happy anniversary to your parents dr Halina,
    Seriously i ingat ni parents Dr Sheikh, sbb your dad ada iras2 Dr Sheikh especially tang mata. maybe thats why u jatuh chenta dgn Dr Sheikh kot…sbb ada iras2 org yg kita sayang =)

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