*Sofea aka Popea*
The first time I met this little girl, she was just a bucket full of cuteness, full of energy and zeal. And that was also the first time I remembered , I was forced to jump into her small pool that she just received for her birthday presents. I was given the role as a shark and play chase the fish in the pool. Juliet Ooi was there too. Just because Juliet Ooi was a tad too pretty than I was she was spared from being a mean shark *role eyes...hahaha..She also bullied me to chant that spell in the Tangled movie and play color2 with her…haha..Just so you know, this beautiful creature goes by the name of Sofea binti Shahrizar, her beautiful mother Aria is the eldest sister to my roommate which makes her anak menakan my roomie in other words her one and only niece.
But never knew how that little innocent soul can teach you so much. But there was this one incidence I can’t help feel so touched and affected by her. She was the only child in the family and now her parents are trying hard to get her a lil sister or brother for her. But the sustenance of having another child was not yet to be granted by Allah. So one day my roommie called her eldest sister and heard a loud crying sob in the background. It was our precious Sofea. After my roommie hung up, I can’t help but to get curious about it so I asked..Why was Sofea releasing a heart wrenching sob. So my rommie told me..Sofea was devastated after she got to know that her aunt Yaya (my rummie second eldest sister) got pregnant. Her aunt is a newly wed who were just recently tied the not and blessed with having a child on the way. Alhamdulillah. I was delighted to hear the news cause I know what an angelic soul cik Yaya and her husband uncle Zilal have. But I frowned “Ish, Sofea should be happy as she will be getting a cousin soon”..Then my roommie continue “That’s not the case, you know why she cried hearbrokenly, she said to her ibu, "I pray everyday, day and night to Allah to give Ibu what she wants but why cik yaya was the one got pregnant"”..And that come out from a 5@6 yr old girl. I was taken aback. Subhanallah, looking at hard at how a child pray hard so that her mother would get what she wants. Where else can you find a beautiful intention than in a pure 5@6 yr old child. How I wish I could hug her and tell her had Sofea any idea how Allah loves her for her pureness and her love for her mother. How I want to tell her that Allah wants to teach Sofea the wisdom of being patience and the value of having a sibling when she finally has one (InsyaAllah). On that night itself I pray to Allah swt to give her what she wants. Even until now. InsyaAllah that day will come. How your child have humble this ignorant soul.
To Akak and Abg Shah, you guys have no idea what a great job that you guys have done in bringing her up. Keep up the good work. She’ll grow into a fine, overbearing and protective daughter and sister. I am glad that I am a part of her life, even if my presence is trivial and as much all of your hearts are set on her, I have set my heart on her as well. My prayers will always be with her =) Ya Allah I thank you for the lovely lesson. Pray for our parents as well as they are out there praying for our well being =)
Thank you Sofea for teaching me so much, and always know that cik ros loves you. xoxoxoxoxox