Sunday, November 26, 2006
I wasn't joking when I mentioned in one of my posts way back about how my brother Azim's life has not really been easy sailing. To list all his cumulative trials and tribulations to this day would probably be more than I could stomach but enough for me to say that his life leading to his graduation has not been easy at all.
We thought that after he graduates things would get better, but unfortunately so far, things has become worse; his visa application to work in the UK has been declined and he has been forced to move back to Malaysia all in the past 3 weeks. In fact, his family are all back in Malaysia and he's here just to conclude the move.
I was shocked again to receive a phonecall from him this morning; a call I thought was for my birthday. Instead, Azim revealed that he had been in an accident on the motorway near Belfast.
Apparently, he lost control of the car as the car skidded over a patch of ice and he hit the road divider. He hit another car too, but according to him the other car appears virtually unscathed. Azim's car though was badly damaged and reality struck me when Azim said, "I thought I was going to die" ...
When he said that, my thoughts immediately went to his wife and 3 children back in Malaysia, awaiting his return - his flight back was booked only 4 days from now, on Thursday. A flight which now has to be postponed indefinitely.
We are all grateful Azim is still alive - though both his arms are injured. According to him, there'll be a debridement operation tonight and he has been put "nil by mouth" (fasting before an operation) since noon. On the phone he sounded extremely drained, or maybe it was the morphine to make him cope with the pain.
Insya Allah I will be making my way there early hours of this morning. Please pray for him.