Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Thinking of you... Always...

mood: nostalgic
craving: to hold my son, Mubarak again. 

My beautiful daughter wrote this poem for her little brother, Mubarak. He passed away in 2004.  Alhamdulilah (Thank God for everything) inshallah (God's willing) we will see each other in Jannah (Heaven). 

For the brother I never got to see except for a single picture. Your tiny feet inked forever on a ray of yellow card.

At twenty weeks you entered this world without a single breath. On mom's 35th, the day the tsunami shook Sri Lanka to its core.

You shook our hearts, little brother.
We all felt the waves wash over our hearts.

She held you, brother

With a tenderness only a grieving mother could 
and then she kissed your forehead as tears rolled down her cheeks.

The next day we buried you

Deep in the frozen ground.
Mom stayed home.
A look of solemn acceptance had taken over her face.
The sky cried frozen snowflakes,
Mourning the loss of you.

You would be 6 this year, brother.

I can almost imagine the front teeth missing from your mouth.
And perhaps the curly jungle you call hair.

I miss you...

Without knowing how or why...
Or maybe it's the thought of what could have been.

I love you, little brother

The way only a big sister could.

My beautiful daughter wrote this for the son we lost back in 2004.

Mubarak we love you. Mubarak means, blessings in Arabic.

Author: Amber (My daughter) 

final whisper:   “Innaa Lillaahi wa innaa ilayhi raaji’oon (Truly, to Allaah we belong and truly, to Him we shall return

Sunday, January 22, 2012

A much needed vacation...

mood: :)
craving: a night like last night.. <3

A Big, Big  Salam Alykom and a Big, Big hello to all my followers out there. I know it's been a very long time, but as I always say, life happens and we gotta deal with it. But, I've missed y'all and I hope y'all missed me. :) I hope everyone had a great New Year and I ask God to give y'all many blessings. I hope everyone achieves y'alls dreams this year and I hope y'all don't let anything stop you from getting what you want. These couple of weeks have been a little busy, but I had y'all on my mind. I'm not usually on the net these days, but it's Sunday today and I promised myself (before going outside with my kids) I would write this short entry to update everyone and take time to give y'all some positive vibes.

final whisper: ‎"I will! I am! I can! I will actualize my dream. I will press ahead. I will settle down and see it through. I will solve the problems. I will pay the price. I will never walk away from my dream until I see my dream walk away: Alert! Alive! Achieved!"
Because life is beautiful.


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