Thursday, April 22, 2010

Thoughts on pregnancy

Any day now, is what the doctor said to us today. Your baby could makes its debut tonight, next week or well past its due date. It's an uncertain place to be she said, but no one stays pregnant forever. This does, strangely, comfort me. As interminable as the wait seems right now, an end is in sight.

Babies are born every minute of every day, the act is so common but- just because this happens so often does not negate the miracle it is. Pregnancy has helped me realize a truth we all know, but one I never truly felt until now: from start to finish, life is a miracle. I am a miracle. The existence of us all is a testament to Him. For something to appear where nothing was and experiencing this firsthand renders me speechless. There are days I look for God. I wonder where He is. If He is listening to me. This pregnancy, carrying this child, helps hit home the verse in the Quran that reminds us He is closer to us than our jugular. I fully understand this now.

In the past dear friends have prayed for me when going through their own labor and I have seen the manifestations of their duaas in my life. I have my own list now of those I will pray for when the day insh'Allah arrives. If there is anything in particular you would like me to pray for you when the day arrives please let me know via comments or e-mail (aishacs at gmail dot com).

And I ask that you please keep me in your prayers as well. I am so grateful to be here, so close to the end, but nothing is certain until it is certain and so your duaas for a healthy child at the end of this journey are most appreciated.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

InshaALLAH.
A.

Anonymous said...

You got it! Best wishes, dear Aisha. May parents and baby be happy and healthy, insha'Allah.

Anonymous said...

...here's wishing you all the very best, my friend...keep us updated...

Ash

Anonymous said...

Wonderful! Mubarik!

Anonymous said...

I sent you an e-mail. . .

Anonymous said...

Insha'Allah!!!! Wising you all the very best! Enyur :o)

Bongi said...

so excited for you aisha!

Anonymous said...

Inshallah you will have an easy delivery (as easy as it gets, anyways) and a healthy baby!

Rasha

lovetodaydream said...

Hi Aisha! I used to read your blog a while back and I found you again!( I think once I wrote to you an email with book recommendations, this is Elena from Spain hehe) so much changed since I last read you! You are about to have a baby, you wrote a book...wow! congratulations!!!

I wrote a book as well! but I am on the search for an agent, in Spain there are only 20, so it is really difficult!I bookmarked your blog so I don't "loose" you anymore hehe.

lovetodaydream said...

Hi Aisha! I used to read your blog a while back and I found you again!( I think once I wrote to you an email with book recommendations, this is Elena from Spain hehe) so much changed since I last read you! You are about to have a baby, you wrote a book...wow! congratulations!!!

I wrote a book as well! but I am on the search for an agent, in Spain there are only 20, so it is really difficult!I bookmarked your blog so I don't "loose" you anymore hehe.

Sumera said...

Hey Aisha

I used to visit your blog a while ago, then I got lost it until now.

Hope all goes well and you are united with your bundle of joy sooner rather than later :)

Aisha said...

Thank you all!!! And so thanks to those of you who delurked- nice to know you're out there :)

pilgrimchick said...

I hope that everything turns out/has turned out well. Your perspective on your experience is very uplifting and refreshing to read.

ChaosInGa said...

Wishing you and your husband a beautiful journey into parenthood. You are truly a testament to God's love in motion. Be well...always. Toi

Anisa said...

I don't think I realized you were pregnant! I am very happy for you and wish you all the best!!

Just Jane said...

Still waiting to hear...has baby arrived yet? Healthy? Boy or girl? Best wishes, dear Aisha.

Mystic said...

I sent you an email...

Anonymous said...

Assalam-Alaikum Aisha:

I don't know if you remember me, but I am Ek Nazara. It has been a long time since I've read your blog, but I'm so happy for your pregnancy. May you get a healthy and righteous son or daughter! May God bless you. If you can, please pray for my good kismet. I am in need of prayers and good wishes, whether you pray during labor or some other time. But please do pray. Thanks, Aisha, for letting me walk this journey of success with you through the years at your blog. You've inspired me in some ways and in other ways continue to inspire me.

Alhamdullilah,
Ek Nazara

sheetal said...

I came across your blog while aimless browsing and amazed by your post. Thanks a lot for reminding me that life itself is a miracle, I really needed to feel that at this moment.

Anonymous said...

Salaam, you wrote, "There are days I look for God. I wonder where He is. If He is listening to me."

Allaah SWT is on His throne above His creation (above the heavens), as He does not go into His creation. But, Alhumdulillaah, Allah SWT is very close to us in the sense that He hears/listens/sees all we say/do, and grants us what we ask of Him and blesses us abundantly.

Speaking of blessings, a BIG congratulations on your new bundle of joy! May Allaah SWT make Waleed a righteous person who always makes Allaah SWT and his parents happy <3

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