Today as I was driving home I was awestruck by the most beautiful violet and purple sunset. STUNNING, GORGEOUS SubhanaAllah I thought of the line from the Color Purple when she says something like “I think it pisses God off when you walk by the color purple
in a field and don’t stop to appreciate it.” What does Allah have to do to get our attention? On the flip side, sometimes He will show us the depths of inhumanity, savage atrocities, mass destruction, devastating wars or calamities but if it doesn’t affect us we barely notice. So again, What does Allah have to do to get our attention? I think this is why the Children of Israel story resonates across generations and religions. We are all Egyptians, getting God’s amazing signs everyday and ignoring them… smh… What does Allah have to do get YOUR attention…
As-Salaamu-Alaikum, One of the reasons why I started this blog was to record our MashaAllah moments. The moments with the kids that make it all worthwhile. I feel so blessed to have been given this special opportunity by Allah (God). And it slips by so fast. You blink and it is gone.
I can’t believe that my oldest is going to be 4 in two weeks and my baby is already 2!!! Where did the time go? Things I said I would never forget are already fading as they are replaced my new memories I say I’ll never forget. The first time I held Saffiyah in the hospital. Her first real smile, the first time she called me mommy. The first time she met me at the window when I returned from work. She told me recently, “I love you mommy, you the best mommy in the whole world!” Said with such enthusiasm and sincerity that I hope I never forget. Even when she inevitably does…
Ali, came to me one day, he came running to me in the kitchen and said Mama – I love you! And then he ran away. This was so sweet because he was just learning to talk and I would kiss him and say “I love you, Ali.” then I would wait and say “You love mommy, say I love you mommy” but he never would. This continued for about two weeks then suddenly one day there it was. He ran as if he suddenly realized what it meant and he just had to tell me! MashaAllah these are the moments that make motherhood possible
I can’t tell you the joy I feel at being a mommy. I came to motherhood late in life so for me I felt doubly blessed. (Al-Hamdulillah -Praise be to God) Just a couple of years before my daughter was born I was advised by several doctors to have a complete hysterectomy and was told in no uncertain terms that I was too old, and because of medical problems too unhealthy to ever carry a baby to term. (I will explain more about this later – in a special series I will title “flashbacks-) But I put my faith in Allah (God) and two years later my daughter was born, healthy, naturally and with no problems. And all the praise goes to Allah, who I know makes ALL THINGS POSSIBLE.
Possible but not always easy:) It has been a humbling,thrilling, funny, frustrating, touching, crazy, wondrous, fulfilling, exasperating, learning experience that I can’t believe I am still just in the beginning stages of completing. Wait, did I say complete?! No way, it will never be complete…I’ll always be mommy. Just as my mom is, this experience has made me value and appreciate her and all mothers so much. So I’m starting this blog to share this wonderful journey and also to meet others on the same path. Share with you, learn from you, and hopefully we can help each other to raise children who will please Allah, contribute to this Ummah (Muslim community) and to all of society as well. May Allah bless with the tawfiq (ability to do a job well) to be good Muslim Mommies!