Hello dear friends and readers, I write to you today from Kuala Lumpur.
I was always going to be back home this week to enjoy my all expense paid trip to Malaysia due to winning the Malaysia Kitchen Blogger Summit competition.
Sadly, as things in life have a way of playing things out, the reason why I am home earlier is due to the passing of a beloved family member.
Yesterday morning, we got the news that the Boy’s father had passed away after a long battle with lung cancer.
It breaks my heart that I never said goodbye. That I never told him that he was an amazing father to the Boy and a great father figure to me.
He won’t be around for our wedding, but he’ll always be in our hearts.
He was a fighter right until the end but the cancer was far stronger than him.
I’m not sure how long I will be away for, but I won’t leave you unattended.
Thank you to everyone who has expressed their sympathy and condolences.
In light of the recent tragedy, I urge you to get yourself checked for any symptoms related to cancer.
Better to be proven wrong, than find out much too late.
If you have any questions or further enquiries on cancer and how to deal with the loss of a loved one due to cancer, please visit the websites below:
Cancer Council Australia: http://www.cancer.org.au/home.htm
Dealing with Death and Dying: http://www.cancervic.org.au/about-cancer/advanced-cancer/death_and_dying.html
Dealing with Grief and Loss: http://helpguide.org/mental/grief_loss.htm
Beyond Blue: http://www.beyondblue.org.au
Until next time, Goodbye and Travel Well.
that’s kinda sad. 🙁 condolences. i wish you well
Sympathies to the boy… glad you’re around to share the difficult times together. *hug*
Thanks Bryan 🙂 Hugs
Darling, thank you for taking this opportunity to look beyond your own (and the Boy’s) sadness to think of others and encourage us to take care of ourselves. You know why I, too, believe doing so is so terribly important, and why it hurts to know that the cancer is so often stronger. I’m thinking of you and the Boy so mcuh, so deeply – I dedicate all my many desserts tonight to you both. xoxo
You’re very sweet. Thanks so much for all your kind words. You made the Boy smile with ur SMS yesterday 🙂
Oh, I’m so glad 🙂 HUGS!
Hugs right back 🙂
my condolences to you and your boy family..take care..
Thanks very much Carol
Sincere condolences go out to you and your family. I like what you said about “better to be proven wrong, than to find out much too late”. Thanks for the reminder and also the helpful links. Take good care, kay. =)
Hi Winston. That is very true 🙂 Thank you.
Hugs to you and especially to the boy. You are so good to be back home with him. It means a lot. He needs you right now.
Hope to be able to catch up with both when you get back.
Take care and just concentrate on family right now.
Thanks Penny. I know how much you understand. We’ll catch up when I’m home 🙂
Oh no I-hua I’m so sorry, my heart goes out to you and Aaron. Give me a call when you get back, my sister and I will take you out. Her treat 😉
Haha. Thanks! Or I could just call her right now and tell her what you said 😛 She is here in KL 🙂
So sorry to hear of your loss Ms I-Hua. Stay strong and spend time with your loved ones. A good reminder to cherish those close to you and give them a hug, just because 🙂
Thank you for your kind words:)
Oh Im so sorry. I hope you are both doing ok – or as well as can be expected.
We’re okay for now. It’ll take time of course, but we’re okay 🙂
Sorry to hear about yours & The Boy lost. Glad that you both have each other to lean on to in a time like this. Stay strong.
I’m so sorry for your heartache.
xxx Condolences to you both.
Thanks Agnes 🙂