Saturday, March 28, 2020

This Too Shall Pass

Wow. How time has flown by.
Feels like we're living in such a weird world right now, with one virus taking the whole world down, killing 27k people and still counting, infecting a total of 600k people worldwide.
Sounds pretty much like a plot in a zombie movie, doesn't it?
But you know what I really feel?
I feel like this is like a wake up call for human beings, to look properly at the simple things we have all taken for granted these years, or even in this life.
To appreciate the little things we have everyday, ie: a hot cup of coffee at your favorite cafe, the smell of fresh air and sunlight in the open air, spending time at home with your loved ones, appreciating the good health we have right now in our hands.
With the Malaysian government announcing MCO since 18th of March, most people have been staying at home, hoping to at least not contribute to the stats of the COVID-19 in Malaysia.
It's not easy to stay at home all the time, to think of what to cook for every single meal and to not be with your friends and family at this crucial time.
But this too shall pass. Let's have faith.
Two months after my last post, I gave birth to a wonderful baby boy who has been a great addition to my world ever since.
He is such a joy to be with, very cheeky but it doesn't matter as long as he is healthy and happy.
Life as a mother is all I have imagined, tiring but there's only smiles at the end of the day.
I went back to work after 2 months of (unpaid) maternity leaves and since I don't have any family in the city, I entrusted my mom to be the caretaker of my baby...until our new place is done.
It's been an exhausting 1.5 years of continuous driving on the North-South Highway every 2 weeks, on Friday evenings after the mister and I are done with our work.
But we would not trade these weekends for anything in the world, as long as we have our arms wrapped around that little joy of ours for the short weekend.
At this point of our lives, we are trying our best to better our lives, to make sure we have everything ready for baby when he's back with us, hopefully by August.
I was supposed to start looking for daycare for him but the virus caused everyone in the company to work from home and daycare centers have since been closed until further notice.
Hopefully all these will wrap up soon and feel like a short few months of nightmare to all of us.
2020 didn't kick off to a good start but I hope it'll have a happy ending.
Till then, stay safe, keep yourself clean and take care of your hygiene all the time!


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