Saturday, June 9, 2012

We live as if we are never going to die, and we die as if we never lived

ALetter not opened yet byan Expartiate

We live as if we are never going to die, and we die as if we never lived

Dear Father &mother :Today I am completetd 5 years in the Gulf.I am decided to comeat homenext month. Within this 5 years, I havezero balanceapart from clearoutmyvisa expenses and availed one vacation before.Upon thisvacation, I dont like toreturn Gulf. I have sound health todoany manualjobathome country.

Let me know your suggestion, Yours lovingJamal.

Dear Jamal, father writing:Received your letter and veryhappy to know about your vacation.Rest willcontinue your mother.Dear son,Do you knowaboutthe condition ofourhouse? Rainy season, Nobodycan to stay inside the house.Repair and maintence is very expensive with this old wooden items, All are suggesting to prefera concrete house. Without home, doyou know, there isno alternative.If you dicided to stop Gulf, can you dothis with yourlimited income?. Iam just reminding this, you can decide what you like.

Yours loving mother.

Dear Mother, Now Iam completed10 years at this desert. I like to come homenext month. Within these period, we rebuilt our house, and I completed all the relatedloans. Now I am planning to settle homeandexpecting tomeet our day to day expenses byTaxi driving. I already fedup with thisdesert life. I wants to livewith my kids.Let me know your suggestions.Yours loving Jamal.

Dear Jamal, Received your letterwhich isvery regrettable when I read. My son started to sufferfor us at his childhood. But one more thing I reminding you. Your sister Zainaba is aged more than 20. Did you have any arrangement or plan to get her marry. I have only one ambition, that is to die after her marriage. Dont feel bad, I am not passing any burden to you,

you can decide yourself. Yours loving Mother

Dear Mother and Zuhara (wife), Now I am completed 14 years at this January. I fed up with this Gulf life. I can not continue more here. I am deciding to cancel my Visa. Within the last four years, wecould arrange the marriage of Zainaba, which was done wellwith the help of Allahhigher thanour expectation, and paid outall expenses related to her marriage.

Alsosettledmy other loans too. Now I am deciding to settle at home and start any job like light driving or similar. I can not do any heavy work, because I have abnormalBP and Sugar. If I continue here,Iam forced to pay all my salary for medical expenses, so it is better to continueany Unani treatement at home. Yours Jamal.

Dear Jamal, I shed much tears after reading your letter. Anyhow, my son, youdontgo back to Gulfany more. But Zuhra (wife)wants to write something. Dear my sweet, after our marriage,I am not requestedanything from you, but now I am forced to ask something. After marriage of your brother Jalal, your mother is totally against me. Now your mother is depeding his wife for everything. Also I heard, your mother is planning to give this housetoyour brother. If any dispute arises, where can we go with our kids If youare dicided tosettlehome, can you possible to make a house for our own. Do you know the price of steel and Cement and labour charges, which is not affordable. I am just expressing my anxious, you can decide yourseff.

Yours loving Zuhara.

Dear Zuhara, Now I am completed 19 yearsat my gulf life. Within this last four years, we builta new house with my effort which is higher than your expectation. Now I have no balance, except the retirement benefitfrom the compnay, i.emy final settlement around SR 25000/- Only that ismynet balance. Anyhow turning back, I have satisfaction, I could done something for others. From now, I can not continue here.Last 19 years, Icould not understandwhatisa familylife. Now I am deciding to settlehome and I wants to live with you and children. This month last, I am retiring frommy job, see you face toface, yours loving Jamal.

Dear my sweet loving: After reading your letter, I am very happy to know about your dicision to discontinue the gulf life evenyou arelate. But our sonrequested me to write one thing to you. He like to join Engineering course. He got an admission Card from NationalAuto Engineering college, India. First year needs to pay 4 Lakhs (SR 40000/-) then each year 3 lakhs each. No need to pay cash down at one stroke, they agreed instalment payment.Students learnihngthere are all expartiates sons. Fist instalment must pay on or before this 30th.

Expecting your reply soon,Yours loving Zuhra.

He spent asum more for the education of his son and to get marry his daughter, then now he completed 27 years. Now he is on the way to the Airport with his ultimate balance of Blood Sugar, Blood pressure, back pain and ulcer. On the way incidentlly, he noticed a letter in his pocket , which hereceived from home, not opened yet.

That is the firstletter he did not read in his Gulf life.

We live as if we are never going to die, and we die as if we never lived