Laying her head on her husbands lap, Zahidah takes a moment to look over at her grandson to make sure he is asleep. As days pass by and Mohamad Sharib becomes a memory, Zahidah feels his absence in the family. Sharib would always take care of me, she said with tears in her eyes. He would cook food, make tea, give me medicines on time and massage my shoulders when I would feel pain. Now I have no one.
Zahidah endures the pain of the loss by herself. She feels that her husband does not understand her. He tells me to get over it and live for my other son and my grandchildren, she said. But how can I do that?