A Light In The Darkness

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The moment you start lighting a candle, you can make a good guess of how long the candle can last you. However, it will never be the same when it comes to human life. When the death is calling, it can take anyone away at anytime.

Christmas is just around the corner and my family was happily planning for a Christmas party at the beginning of last week. All of the sudden, we received a call from my aunt (my mom’s younger sister) who told us that her husband was sent to the hospital since he had difficulties to breathe. My mom and I rushed to the hospital to visit him. It was sad to see him being intubated, especially he went into coma and his conditions remained critical as he was having a pleural effusion and high fever at the same time. After seeing him, our worries arose a lot more because he already had heart disease 10 years back and his heart had stopped once when he arrived the emergency room. His doctor also strongly emphasized that he could not proceed to have a heart surgery unless his high fever was gone. Unfortunately, his fever got higher and higher day after day and eventually he passed away at the tender age of 54 last Friday.

Life is incredibly fragile. No one can predict what happens next. A week before last Friday, we had dinner together and he looked all healthy at that time. Who knew the entire situation could turn upside down in a week?  Although my aunt and her sons didn’t cry much in front of us, the swollen eyes of my aunt and their tried faces could tell how traumatizing it was to them. I know it is extremely  hard for them to accept it (even my family and I), what happened already happened. I just hope time heals the pain of their loss.

Here I am lighting a candle to be the tribute to my uncle. Hope the light of the candle not only shows my respect to him, but also brings light to the darkest time of my aunt and cousins.



46 thoughts on “A Light In The Darkness

    1. Thank you very much Christiane! 🙂 Yes, it is very hard to deal with this sudden bad news especially it happened before Christmas unexpectedly…But, my family and I have to accept it…Hope the light of the candle does brings light to this darkest time of my aunt and cousins! Thanks again for your comment and I hope I did reply to your comment correctly as I just simply found the translation online! Wish you an amazing Christmas and a happy new year! 😉

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  1. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. It is especially hard to lose someone when it is so sudden and unexpected as this was. My sister-in-law was also just 54 when she suddenly died. She was healthy and had no illness.
    The shock takes some time to get over. The only comfort one can really have is that he did not suffer painfully for a long time. The hard part is not getting to say goodbye.
    Time really does heal, and I am thinking of you all at this difficult time, as I am sure, are your family and friends. It does help.

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    1. Thank you very much Sci! 🙂 It means a lot to me and my family! Yes, it is very hard but we still need to accept it…So sorry to hear that about your sister-in-law!
      Yea, exactly…He didn’t suffer much…He actually didn’t wanna leave…We saw tears on his face even though he went into coma…How weird it was! I guess he could sense we were there at that time. Aww…thank you…I couldn’t thank you enough for your kindness 🙂

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  2. Khloe, I am so sorry for your uncle, and your family. I had a heart attack two years ago, out of the clear blue sky. What we can do is to try to light candles as you are doing. It is the best way to preserve what we stand for and believe in. Phil.

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    1. Thanks a lot Phil! 🙂 So sad to hear you had a heart attack two years back, but glad you are doing fine now. Yes, that’s exactly what we are doing now. Here I am wishing you a wonderful Christmas and a better year with good health and joy! 😉

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  3. @St-Manuel

    Thoughts and prayers to you and your family. It is true…we do not know…the ‘time’ of our lives or of those we love…it can’t be measured definitively. All we know…is the time we have is precious and we can do our very best to be present…in it. ❤

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  4. Sorry to have missed reading your posts as I was unwell to. I can agree life is indeed fragile and each breath we take, we honestly never know when it may be one’s last. May your uncle rest in peace – blessings to you and your family Khloe!

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  5. When a Life is lost,we all feel it
    Whether it’s close to us or not
    I felt your words as I read them
    There were tears from my eyes
    Yes it’s true we’ve never me
    But thought life we’ve seen each other
    Through the waves we stream
    I pray for.you and yours
    I know your strength will carry.you
    Just as your family strength will
    I am with you in spirit my friend
    Many blessings, Peace

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    1. Tears in my eyes when reading you comment…Thank you very much for all your support, blessings and prayers! 🙂 They mean a lot to me and my family and I couldn’t be more thankful for being surrounded by a wonderful person like you. I’m sure we will be strong to get through this difficult time. Best wishes to you for an amazing year ahead ❤

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  6. Look at the nature of candle . it burns itself and gives light to others. May ur uncle RIP . but you should be like candle. I dont say burn urself but be a light for all those who are dying in the darkness without wisdom and true realising purpose of life.

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    1. You’re totally right. Light certainly has much more meaning than just to pay respect to someone who passed away. It’s also one of the reasons why I’m always fascinated by lights. They represents hope and guidance to me. I should totally be the light for others like you said. Thank you very much for your suggestions Supreet! ❤

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