Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Chronology of a (hopefully) temporary separation :'(

15th May 2012 - hubby went for an interview for a post in the government sector

18th June 2012 - hubby found out he graced the interview (actually, it was me cause I was too anxious to know. checked the result first thing in the morning at the SPA website)

21st June 2012 - hubby received his offer letter on the mail

2nd July 2012 - hubby got a call from regional office informing he needs to report duty on the 16th July 2012 at their headquarters in Petaling Jaya. And he has to attend 6-8 months course there.

My heart immediately fell when he broke the news. Knowing mr hubby as the joking type, I was waiting for a punchline or him to say, 'Nah, I'm just kidding' or 'Gotcha' but that didn't happen.
Instead I heard his voice breaking up on the phone, of him holding in tears.
And I was doing exactly the same.

Later we went to the regional office to purchase his flight tickets.
The officer there explained one more time about the place, time & date of him needed to report duty.
And the duration of the course he needs to attend.
The course that would separate us temporarily.

What makes me really sad is he'll be leaving on this 14th, a week before Ramadhan.
We were so excited to welcome the month since it's our first year as husband & wife.
And the first day of Ramadhan would be our 3rd month being married.
We planned to go to our neighbourhood mosque for teraweh together.
We even thought of places to break fast together & what to have for sahur.

I know I shouldn't be complaining because this is rizq from Allah.
He knows what's best for the both of us and I will hold on to that.

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