Friday, June 25, 2010

Where are you Mama 母亲你在何方


经过一天的犹豫,我决定写写关于我在星期四,到美里探望坤章的旅程,因为很多朋友都关心坤章,也想知道他在痛失亲爱的太太黄燕后,状况如何。

我买不到机票出席 Grace 黄燕的葬礼,所以决定两天后,在星期四去美里一趟,把自己及朋友们的哀悼及慰问,向坤章亲自传达。我们相识也已二十年了。

我乘达最早的班级,在九点三十分左右抵达美里,坤章抱著最小的女儿艾美莉 Emily (十四个月),在机场等待着我。

自妈妈逝世后,艾美莉就只“黏”着坤章及几位亲友而已。其他四位孩子,已经回到学校上课了。

当天坤章也忙着办理太太的一些身后事情,如申请死亡证书 。。。复印文件。。。我也就跟随着他。

坤章的父母及一位姐姐仍然留在美里,陪伴着他。

看起来,坤章非常勇敢及平和的面对现有的情况。他必须坚强,也一定要坚强,没有时间及空间给他停留,因为他必须扛起一家之主,父兼母职的责任。他预订在今天(星期五)回到工作岗位。他是星洲日报汶莱办事处主任,从美里,大约是两个小时的车程,到时,假如小艾美莉紧跟他的话,可能会把她也带到办公室去。这当然是暂时的缓冲之计,还得找个更好的解决方法。

前面的路,对坤章及孩子来说,漫长及充满挑战。我们的祈祷及友情,将常常与他们一起,并以行动及爱,永远的支持他们。当然还有他的兄弟姐妹,亲戚等,也在支持着他。


After a day's hesitation, I decided to write about my visit to Luke in Miri on Thursday. Many friends would like to know how is Luke coping with his recent sad loss of his beloved wife Grace.

I was not able to get a ticket to attend Grace's funeral, so I decided to visit Luke two days later. I wanted to convey my (and many friends) condolences and support to him personally. We were friend almost 20 years.

I took the early morning flight and landed in Miri at about 9:35 am. Luke was there to receive me with his youngest daughter Emily, 14 months.

Since her mother's death, Emily clings to Luke and a few people only. The other four children already back to school.

Luke was busy doing some errant, applying for Grace's death certificate... photostating documents... and I tagged along.

Luke's parents and a sister were still in Miri to be with Luke.

Luke is coping with the situation courageously and calmly and expected to resume work on Friday. He is the head of Sin Chew Daily office in Brunei, 2 hours drive from Miri. If Emily sticks to him, he may have to bring her along.... until a permanent solution is found.

The road ahead for Luke and children is long and full of challenges. May our prayer and friendship accompany them always,together with his family members, relatives, give them the support in deed and in love.

坤章驾车,我扶着熟睡的艾美莉
I held Emily while Luke was driving

6 comments:

Anthony said...

老大:朋友一场,你做的漂亮,我以你为傲。禄声从诗巫赶来,你从吉隆坡来到,能做到的,你们都做了。

Simon Phun said...

我们都为坤章家庭痛心,能做的,也只是这些而已。我们大家都是老朋友,都已不同的方式来支持他。

Liang said...

This is what friends are for.... well done!

Agnes C said...

每次看坤章兄弟的消息,我都忍不住流泪,求主扶助他。你们做得好,求主降福你们。

Agnes C said...

每次看坤章兄弟的消息,我都忍不住流泪,求主扶助他。你们做得好,求主降福你们。

Anonymous said...

謝謝西滿爸爸。
我知道您一定會去探訪坤章兄。
我們都在用有限的能力,做我們能做的!
我也用了不同的方式和坤章兄聯繫!
加油!我們都會活得很好!~GAO~