“Stay with me today, I would love for us to talk …”: Wipe the tears you might regret later/Islaam Info

October 16, 2014


[Coming soon after the heart-tugging high prose by 93-year old Bob Lowe to his wife of 65 years (, I find this also a tear-jerker of another sorts that I want to share. It was sent by one of my ardent fans who happens to be a Muslim. TOLA.]

Wipe the tears you might regret later
“Now I know how valuable you were”

Even though she was tired and exhausted, she refused to sleep after fajr prayer like he does, just so she can wake him up for work on time…

She woke him up after going through so much trouble to do so, only for him to wake up angry at her, saying: “Ugh, No relaxation ever comes from you!”, That is her daily “Thank you”.

He comes back from work, exhausted and finds the house clean, food ready, the kids and her waiting, happy faces excited for his return.

However, he comes in a grumpy mood, not uttering even a single joke to his kids. Eats a little and sleeps so he can later join his friends on a night out.

She does not tell him about the children’s problems to not burden him any further. Even so, when she is unable to find solutions, she feels the need to share with him some of the problems, thinking “They are his kids as well, maybe he will help”. But alas, he refuses and tells her that he has too many things on his plate to think about her and the kids.

Eventually, the kids grew up, and each have their own lives, leaving her alone and empty. Her life now revolves around her husband, no one to talk to and no one to spend time with.

She told him one day after she woke him up, “Stay with me today, I would love for us to talk. Every day you come back, eat, take a nap then off you go to spend the rest of the day with your friends”

So he scolds her, and tells her that he needs to spend some time away from her depressed-looking face, “You mean nothing to me”.

She smiled that sad smile of hers, and a tear dropped on her cheek, she went to her room while he left to meet his friends.

He comes back home only to find her lifeless body lying on her bed, a single tear left his eye when he put her in her grave, and his sadness kept increasing every time a person offered his condolences.

He goes back home and finds no one waiting for him, the house felt quite and depressing, but he kept telling himself that he will get used to it.

He went to his room to sleep… the sun rose… he wakes up and finds himself late for work.

He calls her to scold her, how could she leave him sleep in!? Then all of a sudden, he remembers. She passed away. He started crying, for she is now a memory.

He remembers how all she wanted was a nice word from him, how she wished he could spend one day with her, instead of spending it with his friends. He remembers how she endured his insults, and matched them with smiles and choked tears. Oh, how she lived her life to serve him and their children. Now I know how valuable you were.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2014. 10:20 a.m. [GMT]



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