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A family emergency has cropped up

Tuesday March 18th, 2008 by fathersez

I have just received news that my mother is gravely ill. 

She lives in India with 2 of my brothers and sister. Late last year, my other brothers who are with me in Malaysia visited her. I have not seen by mother since January 2006, when I left India after my working stint there.

The doctors have now told my brothers that the outlook is not very good.

Malaysians need a visa to visit India. I am getting one first thing in the morning and take the next flight out. Luckily its a short 3.5 hour flight followed by a 6 hour or so bus ride. God Willing, I hope to be with her by early Thursday morning, Indian time.

I doubt I’ll be able to do much in the way of this blog for the next week or so.

I hope you will bear with me.

Thank you 

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10 Comments for “A family emergency has cropped up”

by Emily
On March 18, 2008
At 9:09 pm

I’ll be thinking of you and your family. Have safe travels and I hope your time with her is peaceful.

On March 18, 2008
At 9:56 pm

My prayers are with you, your mother, and your family. Have a safe journey.

by Matt
On March 18, 2008
At 10:18 pm

Good Luck! hopefully your mother gets better and you get the opportunity to see her. Our thoughts are with you.

by dawn
On March 19, 2008
At 12:17 am

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family ~

by Susan
On March 19, 2008
At 1:49 am

I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time.

On March 19, 2008
At 12:20 pm

Hi, guys,

Thank you very much for your kind words. It means a lot to me.

It looks like I’ll get my visa this afternoon and my flight is at 8 pm tonight. Hopefully I’ll make it in time for my mother to “know” that I made it. She is still unconcious.

God Bless you all for your kindness.

by Miss Xynix
On March 19, 2008
At 10:49 pm


On March 21, 2008
At 11:47 am

I hope you are with your mother now, or at least that you made it in time to say goodbye. My sympathies are with you and your family.

by Along
On March 25, 2008
At 8:57 am


Hope you doing fine. Take care :)

Along always pray for you :)

by N M Krishna Kumar
On March 26, 2008
At 12:48 pm

extremely sorry for your mother’s demise, may her soul rest in peace, no one can make good this loss.

Once again sorry for your loss

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