Wednesday, August 31, 2011

There were Eids before you.

There were Eids before you. 


But-- what was it like to not give you your morning bath? Watch you race from room to room in your Eid clothes? Pray salaat with you quietly by my side? Your adopted auntie in our adopted city smiled as she handed you your Eidi. We're going to watch them grow up together, she said so simply but so profoundly that it stopped me mid-step- because just like that they will do just that- grow up. What was it like before I watched you watch children with curious reserve who appear today, an ocean apart in age, but who in a few short years, I pray, will be your dearest friends? 


Sometimes I question the power of prayer and I wonder-- is anyone listening? And then- there are these moments of startling clarity. . .


. . . when I look up at the people who inhabit my life each day so seamlessly I can fail to see the magnitude of the blessing I've been given.
 

But I see it today. Every prayer that means anything is reflected in the people I love. When I look at your father and you, Waleed, I realize every dream I had came true. Thank you for new kinds of Eids. The ones that give me joy beyond measure by the simple presence of the lightness of your being.



Eid Mubarak to you and yours

15 comments:

Jamila said...

What a simple and yet profound post. The pictures are adorable MashAllah! I love the family pic, you just frame that. Eid Mubarak to you and your family. :)

Anonymous said...

Eid Mubarak!

Rasha

Tiger said...

May you be well every year :)

yasmine said...

what a beautiful post, aisha. your little one is SO gorgeous, and i love the joy and curiosity on his face in every photo! eid mubarak to you and your family -- i hope you had a beautiful, blessed celebration, inshaAllah! =)

Mystic said...

Masha-Allah.....May All mighty bless you all for ever with health and happiness. Aameen

Fruitful Fusion said...

Eid Mubarak to you dear Aisha. I loved this post. I'm continuously thinking and so amazed at watching my little babies grow up. I have a young woman on my hands now and 11 years ago she was a toddler running around in a purple lenga and matching bangles on 'Eid!

kmina said...

Eid Mubarak to you.
You have a lovely family. Your prayers are answered. :-)

Aisha said...

Jamila thank you! I hope you had a lovely Eid with your sweet baby girl!

Rasha, Eid Mubarak :)

Tiger, that is so sweet, thankyou!!

Yasmine, missed ya on this blog, been a while :) Thank you for your kind words! Eid Mubarak to you as well!

Mystic, thank you- and you too. Ameen.

Fruitful. Thanks so much, and Eid Mubarak. Wow- I got a bit verklempt reading your comment- they do grow up so fast :( Sniff.

Thanks Mina, both of ours were, weren't they?? :))

sprogblogger said...

Sniffing over here. Beautiful. What a lovely, true, wonderful post. Eid Mubarak to you & yours. Waleed is one lucky baby boy, having you for his family.

Aisha said...

Thanks so much for your sweet comment Susan :)

Julia Munroe Martin said...

Such a lovely beautiful boy and family! The very best of times! Eid Mubarak.

Anonymous said...

Belated Eid Mubarak to you and your family!!! It's so much more fun with a little one:) Pixie

Aisha said...

Thanks Julia!!!!

Pixie- it isn't it it? Wait to your little one is running around- whole new world! lol :)

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Sadia said...

That's such a sweet and beautiful post - I love happiness :) Eid Mubarak!!

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