Happy Mother's Day`

Monday, May 9, 2011

I missed it?
Did I?

Actually I did not but I was quite content on not begging for attention and more to giving to others. Sure signs of getting older, I guess.

Anyway, the weekend started off as usual. Me, revising with the girls as the exams are creeping ever so sneakily on us. Worse is that I've registered all 6 of us for this Chicken Run thing (we are all running between 2-4 km carrying a cone with an egg in it) and it did not dawn on me that it will be right smack in the exam week. *kicks self*


More reasons to study early then. Kids are getting all excited about it.

Well, I spent the day sewing these pouches for my Mak and for the kids' Teachers Day pressies for their teachers.

I bought some gorgeous fabric from IKEA and used my stash of fabrics and can't wait to upload pictures of them here. Cool cool pressies for Teacher's Day.

MrGart who is as romantic as Bubbles the Cat, spoke about massage for two which I had to organise and Ayisha wished me 30 times during the day. Ayisha is my intuitive child, always spot on on feelings, she knows when to push the button and when to let go. She's really intuitive, can't explain any more than that. Ariz coyly kissed me and whispered Happy Mothers Day to me. He came home on Friday with a beautiful card.

Aliya and Adani are always reserved with emotions. Aliya, the lack of it and Adani, spurts of strong emotions.

Anyway. To me, Mother's Day is about celebrating what we mothers have all known all this while. Unrelenting devotion to the kids and family. We need no presents and we need no recognition but what we need is for the family to be well. That's all. Insyallah.

Here and Now

Friday, May 6, 2011

It's been a long while since I last blogged. Maybe I should somewhat update a little about ME. *snicker*

1. Hopes and prays to go for umrah or even hajj anytime soon.

2. Realises that my cookies and cakes business just don't gel well with the needs of the family. So, I hung my business apron and donned my mommy apron. Still teach though. Whatever little knowledge I have, if it benefits others, I'll be pleased.

3. Accepts Aliya, Ayisha, Adani and Ariz just the way they are. Academically, Aliya is alright. Ayisha needs serious one-to-one coaching. She scored a big fat 0 in Paper 2 Science in Monthly Test 1 and that I did a lot of soul-searching and crying. Now, I turn to Allah and seek his guidance, his help in helping me to help Ayisha. Insyallah. More of that in next posts.

4. We have expanded the house to double its original size. The contractor we trusted has betrayed us and I've learned to forgive. Allah gives and Allah takes. We have now engaged a new contractor to finish off and complete whatever's left undone yet.

5. Adani and Ayisha now go to BJ KAFA instead of Ad-Daris before/after school and since the school does not do mengaji and looking at the exorbitant rates the Ustaz and Ustazah charge to come to the house to teach the kids mengaji, I've decided to take it up myself. Why of why did it take me so long to realise that, especially when I've already completed my tajwid lessons many years ago. But of course, time is always limited and if I can do 3 nights a week, that is already an accomplishment. Insyallah. May Allah ease the way for us.

6. Ariz is READING! Yay! Alhamdulillah. In the last few weeks, his reading skills picked up exponentially. Last night, in bed with me, in the dark, he whispered that he knew how to spell starfish, and he asked me how to spell know. *wipes tears* but of course it didn't come without some hilarious moments. One day, he asked how to spell fa-ke (he pronounced it like the f word with -er). Aliya was with me and her eyes buldged. My heart stopped and I had images of banning Internet in the house. I kept calm and asked how the word is spelled. f-a-k-e. Phew! Fake, as in Make, as in Cake. You scared me, dear boy!

7. I think Adani is feeling slightly more miserable this year. She's a perfectionist and little imperfect things bug her a lot. And she's a social person and hurts easily if friends hurt her. I really need to boost her EQ.

8. Aliya has a new Blackberry and has been on it forever. She's on Twitter too. Must keep track of what she does. She still tells me what she does and where she goes with her friends. I pray that Allah guides her heart and makes it easy on her.

9. MrGart is doing is Master's degree and I've been rather unsupportive lately, especially with the late nights classes and the ignored family. After a few skirmishes, I've learned that a wife supports. Even if it hurts. She supports. I will.

10. I feel wiser now. I think more and I feel more. I definitely am getting older. Sigh!

Holler Back

Friday, April 29, 2011

You know what?

I do love to write. To blog. To pour my emotion into words strung together perfectly capable to deliver my utmost deepest feelings.

So, what the heck. I'm blogging again, even if the world is dominated by the social media networks.