"I love the girl but my son is still too young to get married. Still a baby, in 2 year, after 25 years old. When he is a man he can get married."
"I was thinking about my mother and wanted to call her on the hand phone and lost my balance." He said with a grin. "It's only a fracture but I got a long MC"
A mother and 2 sons passed away in a road accident that we heard about earlier. It was a sad news but nameless and faceless then. Now there is a face to that tragedy. There are memories as well.
I found out a few days back that my neighbour lost his wife and 2 sons in a tragic road accident. He is left alone now.
At 1st I had no idea as the night before we saw some cars and people. "Another prayer perhaps?" The next morning I left the house before the sun came out.
Sometime in the late afternoon I received a call from my mother-in-law. Our neighbour has been crying the whole day. 3 coffins were moved into the house.
The funeral was quiet. No prayer or chants. Odd as they were a pious family. The house is silent now. Jacky, the family dog sits in the corner, I think he feels the loss.
"I love her because of her cooking. She's the only person who can cook like my mother did." He proudly confesses as his wife smiles meekly.
I couldn't imagine what he is going through. You could tell he loves his wife and were so proud of his 2 sons.
They had just moved in to a new house, safer neighbourhood, business was doing well, the eldest was learning the ropes to take over some day the young one slowly learning to be a man like his father. A perfect little family.
In one night he is left in the empty house with only tears and memories. In one night he lost his family.
I feel like I should do something but I've been told that it is not my place. We were friendly neighbours and that was it.
What does one say and do at a funeral? When God has chose to take back so much, so soon. Perhaps it's best to keep silent and just be there.
I pray that some how Mr. R will find peace and strength to carry on. He is a simple and kind man with good a good heart.
You might not know them but perhaps you could just say a simple prayer for them in the faith of your choosing. Thank you.
In memory of Mrs R and young master R and J
*names have been changed for personal reasons.