My eyes are watery as I wrote the title of this entry. I am even crying now. It's a plain sentence to many but not to me. That's exactly what my youngest brother used to request everytime I went back to Kemaman. He likes cakes a lot. We, the elder brothers and sisters always, as much as we could, try to fulfil his needs.
He loves cakes with full of chocolate rice coating. He would purposely ask for the part that have chocolate rice the most. That was why, when I ordered a cake for him, I always asked for extra chocolate rice. I could see his smiling face and he would say,
My brother, Afir or his full name, Mohd Firdaus is not like any ordinary people. He was born as a Down Syndrome Child. We didn't know about that until the doctor told my mom about it. Of course, nothing we can do about it. It is fated like that. He was like any other baby when he was small but as he grew up, we could see the delayed progress. We thank to Allah he could still eat, walk and run like other kids. He could manage himself well. It's just that, he can't cook since we never allowed him to. He is such a pamper son of Ayah and Ma.
Afir is a very lovely uncle to his nieces and nephews. When my kids were still babies, he took care of them by laying at their sides, hugging them and kissing them a lot. But, when the kids get older and started to mess up with Afir's belongings (which are cds and cards), he got mad. Once in a while, he scolded the kids but most of the time he would just grumble by himself. We, the brothers and sisters could detect the time that he was not in a good mood. We had to find the route of the cause and calm him down. He likes to be hugged and pampered.
Though he looks like a 9 year old boy (for his behavior), he is actually a teenanger. Today, he is 23 years old! If he is a normal male, he would have been away from Ayah and Ma. But, he is not and that's why he is still staying with them. He is the lovely gems of our family.
Happy Birthday Afir! Kakok will always love you no matter what..