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Time.. January 23, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — shezahasan @ 1:19 am

After having spent the last three years managing parenting with school, family, business and volunteer commitments, for the very first time, I’m loving every bit of being a mom and, a mom alone.

Hana was born on December 4th, I had given myself a december 1st deadline to tie up all loose knots with my volunteer work. I had also fulfilled all my jewellry and pin orders by November 25th and had made plenty extra to last me till March this year iA. My college ended on December 17th and Alhamdolillah, I had worked ahead and handed in all my assignments well in advance and was clear by the time Hana was born. I had also managed to get a deferral, just in case I wasnt able to write the exams. Instead, I went back to school on the 10th and cleared out all exams ahead of time, simply because I wanted to get everything out the way and have a clear mind.


I’m glad I did.


Without all that on my plate, I suddenly seem to have so much more time to enjoy with Eesa and Hana. Although I absolutely LOVE being in school, this break feels like a blessing. Alot of older mums I have met, mention that they love quitting work to be mums – its like ending a phase of their life to start a new one. Although I have one more semester to go, it almost feels like I have ended a phase and am fully concentrating on enjoying my babies.

My day is consumed by them. With Hana, its the physical work – nursing, changing, showering etc. With Eesa, its mental – coming up with creative ways to keep him physically and intectually active. I absolutely love waking up every morning and deciding what to do for the rest of the day. From colour coordinating our clothes to coming up with attractive meal ideas, to anticipating the bell announcing the arrival of a CAS or health worker, my day is full of excitement. Although for an average person, my day is completely unproductive, to me my day is wholesome.

Cooking is one of my least preferred tasks but now I enjoy it because its a means to an end. It lets me know, that at the end of it all, we could sit together as a family and enjoy a proper meal.

At the end of it all, I don’t feel like I am missing out on anything else in life. Here in my home, I have the best of it all.


5 Responses to “Time..”

  1. aasi maasi Says:

    may Allah SWT protect you and your family and bless you in dunya and akhirah, ameen ❤

  2. Mona Says:

    glad everything is working out well for you. it soudns heavnely to me. i really do look forward to doing that too, for a while, soon.
    also, dude! i have a pretty pair of summer sandals with Hana’s name on ’em. email me your address, so i can send it out?
    it’s 0-6 mos, so i don’t want them reaching you after they’re too small for her.

  3. Ayesha Says:

    i love your positive outlook on life
    im really happy you got everything done, and now you can focus on your babies, i totally know how that feels, im in a race with my own pregnancy to finish up school b4 my baby comes..inshaAllah it will work out
    may Allah grant you all the blessings in the world and may you be over your ppd soon and no longer have to anticipate bells announcing the arrival of CAS workers!

  4. jammie Says:

    i hear ya. 🙂
    i also stored everything else in life aside-
    in neat litle boxes in sets of 3-4 month slots- so i could be
    naddus mom exclusively for as long as it takes for me to make sure im happy doing it. so glad i did.

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