Goodbye 2

Posted: March 3, 2009 in Of Life
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Have you ever wondered what it’s like to have 2 funerals in less than a month? Step into my shoes and you’ll know.

My uncle passed away last Saturday, 28 February 2009, at 6pm after battling cancer for a few months..Refer to 2 post before this and you’ll know my grandpa just passed away in February also..I’ve never been in a harder situation compared to this, seriously. Being in IMU is already a very very tough thing to deal with, some more with the juniors’ orientation (where I’m an orientation officer), and with another 7 weeks till my exams, all the PBLs, Labs, catching up with studies and on top of that, 2 funerals?!?! Someone really wants to kill me I think..Please stop this prank right now, I beg you..I’ll be good, I promise..PLEASE.

My uncle’s life was an awesome testimony..how he came back to God and totally depended on Him was truly inspiring and I’m really glad to know that now he’s in a much better place and that he didn’t have to suffer the pain any longer..One of the last few memories I have of him was when I went back to Kuching for Chinese New Year in January..he was already in ALOT of pain then, he couldn’t get out of bed and was really weak..but he knows how much I love to eat the stewed pork that he made, so he asked me one day if I want it to be the dark sauce one or just the pork cooked and eat with soya sauce..I was so shocked that he asked me cause I didn’t know what to answer..he can’t cook already so what was I supposed to do? I thought about it for awhile and told him that I like the dark sauce one and told him that he didn’t have to cook for me because auntie is already preparing it..she was actually, so that made him happy..I really wanted to help him as much as I could..I did more leg lifting, wheel chair pushing and stuff like that..couldn’t do much but I’m glad I did..Never would’ve gotten the chance to do so again if I didn’t..

The other thing that made me cry everytime I think about it is the whole scene when I said goodbye to him on the day I left Kuching..I didn’t wanna breakdown or anything like that that but when I said “Ni Gio, I’m leaving..” I started sobbing like a baby…He cried as well and that was the first time I’ve seen him cry in my whole entire life..that made me cry even more..I gave him a hug, told him that I’ll be praying for him, ask him to take care and then I left..and that was the last time I saw him.

“Ni Gio, I know that you’re already in heaven with Ngiu and Duai Gio..You are truly and greatly missed back here..I really wished I could’ve done something to made you feel better, maybe even saved you..but I couldn’t..I’m glad that you don’t have to suffer all the pain that the cancer is giving you anymore but on the other hand, it’s hard to lose someone you love..I’m so sorry I couldn’t make it back for your funeral, I really wanted to be there with the family but it was too rushed and I have a test today..I know you’d understand..I admire you for being so strong in spite of everything that has happened to you, and how you learnt to pray and cry out to God everytime you were in pain or needed comforting..I know you asked God to take you back home and He did..I’m really gonna miss you, see you again someday ok?”

As for me, I’ll just have to keep my head up, my spirit strong and face whatever’s coming my way with a big smile on my face and a bigger God by my side..Truly “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”.

*thank u everyone for the sms-es, skype msgs, calls, prayers and encouragements..you don’t know how much that means to me..really appreciate it.

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Comments
  1. Denise says:

    Sorry to hear that..

    *hugs*

  2. HOG says:

    stay strong eunice. tis is not a prank, it’s a reminder of some of the goodness in life we’ve always forgotten.

    and i can relate to you, i too have went through a fair share of sending loved ones away to a world we never know of yet. but rest assured eunice, that this love never fails, and it is this same love that never ends.

    so hang on to His love, dwell in Him, and know that He’s always here for you. regardless. i’m sure your uncle’s very proud of you.

  3. patricia says:

    you nie nie, dont be sad…i also wanted to rush back but could not make it too as my babies were sick and nobody could help to babysit..2gio alreayd rested in peace with God. You do take care & best of luck in your exam okie…cu again probably next cny? hehe wish so.. 🙂

  4. Tzeng says:

    Nie Nie,
    Few minutes ago, Patty sent me the url to tis page, i was so surprised and those words has touched me deeply…every single scene that flash tru my mind was all the time we had in kapit while Ngiu n 2Gio were there..it will b forever unforgetable and remembered in our heart…
    i couldnt make it for the funeral too…i understand the feeling of waiting for calls of updates yet there was NOTHING we can do..
    its so heartache to lose a nice n ever best uncle in my life…life still goes on, pick up the strength and move on, i believe there are more we can do next…study hard..u r the hope for the family..”tmrow eat mee?”…i wan a “mee” treat from u too…

    God bless…

    Tzeng.

  5. eunicepui says:

    Thanks everyone, im feeling much better already…

    Pat and Tzeng : It’s good to at least know that someone understands how I feel while i was here…Abel called me that night also and both of us were very sad that we cannot go back..but we know that everything went smoothly and gio gio is with God now..=) Really hope that we’ll meet again during CNY..even though it’ll be different but I’m sure ngie ma will be really happy if we all still go back..take care, God bless! *hugs*

  6. Geoffrey (Guan Wee) says:

    I was shocked and still..

    dono what to say much as an outsider.. but I’m truely glad to hear that your uncle has finally believes and prayed to GOD.

    that is still the best thing, and what you all should be happy for.
    God bless all of you…

    Tzeng’s fren…

  7. GabrielPui says:

    hey!

    Do not worry ok? He asked God to bring him back and God answered his prayer!
    I thanks God that he do not have to go through the final stage of cancer attack. that will be even more difficult to bare and also difficult for us to see. (helpless)

    Rest assured that His love never fails and never ends.

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