Thursday, February 16, 2012

The Precious Life…

Ever touch your baby in the middle of the night just to see if she is breathing? When we were new parents, at the first sign of sickness we would call the pediatrician or even rush to the ER in complete fear of the unknown. And we’re usually assured that it’s just a passing cold, and in time it indeed passed.

As parents, many of us take our children for granted. At the playground last week, I met a mother of a young boy and she told me she doesn’t get frustrated with her son as easily as most mothers because he was her miracle baby after seven years of trying to get pregnant with no success. This made me think: my children are not something I should ever view as a burden not even for a second- not even when they’re writing on the walls or crying all night.

So my little one, Saji, has been a little under the weather the past couple of days; nothing to panic about thank God, just a cold. But at barely nine months, it is difficult for her to sleep and nurse with so much congestion. I hate seeing her like this. But we must remember that sickness is a purification. When you or a loved one is sick, it is a time to pray and reflect. It is a time to rest and rejuvenate the mind and body.
But most of all, it is a time to be thankful.


Anonymous said...

Heart touching, short but sweet reminder. It is so easy to get caught up in the routines and forget to actually spend quality time with our children and enjoy them. They are such a blessing. I look at my children when they are engrossed in something and just take in their expressions trying to guess what they are thinking. I do now try to enjoy them whilst raising them and thank the Lord for that as before for a long time I was on automatic and everything felt robotic and numb.
Yes when they are sick they always hamdulillah when recovered are stronger and more energetic.
Did you worry when they younger and when sick they'd refrain from eating? I used to panic~! But after reading the hadith in Bukhari not to force the sick to eat because Allah feeds them the relief was amazing!
Your pics look beautiful mashaAllah and your scarf pattern is very ethnic and beautiful.

Muslim Mommy said...

MashaAllah Sanaa. I'm so glad Allah has made a way for us sisters to support each other and share our stories and our knowledge through technology. I am going to look up that hadith, that you so much for sharing.

sara said...

Oh my! I do that and check if she's breathin.. Sister, I've had my good share of her sickness.. She has seriously bad colds, and we went to hospitals almost every month, with her dad being away! Its been a tough ride, I pray the older they get the stronger they become, amen.. Your words are so heartfelt btw, keep on sharing plz :)