I had a great time at my hometown during the recent CNY celebration. The reunion dinner was great and the food were just awesome. However, our CNY enjoyment was short-lived. A mid-night call on 27th January at 1.30am woke us up from our sleep. The news from the other end of the phone had sent us to the state of shock and speechlessness.
My wife's factory, our investment using our hard-earn money, was caught in a furious blaze. The fire was ignited at a neighbouring factory, and had spread to ours. Trying to rescue some of the documents in the office, several calls were made, and some arrangements was planned. But it was too late. At 3.00am, five connecting factories were declared total lost. We embraced each other in grief. In the midnight silence, we prayed, seeking for God's intervention and guidance.
My wife took an early flight home that morning, while I tried my best to spend another day with my parents. I too, took my flight on the next day, feeling sorry to leave my parents on CNY celebration. Though understood my situation, Mum was in tears when I left.
The mid-night blaze was reported on major newspapers. The Sin Chew Daily, Nanyang Siang Pao, Berita Harian and Metro.
Once got home, I went to the factory with my wife. We were in disbelief, staring at the charred ruins. God is testing us. We prayed to God again and again, not asking God why such thing happened to us, but seeking His mercy and guidance. For we do believe, somehow, it's gonna be God's blessing in disguise.
My wife and I are okay now. More things to be done, and the factory is in the process of recovery. Though slow and difficult, we can manage. With God's help, our spirits are high. This incident had taught us one important lesson: No matter how we plan for our life and our future, It's God who has the last say. May God help us to hand over our lives and our future to Him, and let Him guide us instead.
My thousand thanks to my friends and relatives for their words of concern and support. Great appreciation to fellow bloggers Wahaza, Yaz, Dr. Syuk, Saharil Conten, Azizi, Budlee and non-blogger friends Hairie and Fazlimy for their supports.