Friday, 12 December 2008

Being grateful

While browsing through some random homeschooling blogs this evening, I was directed to another blog which belongs to a lady in the U.S, who in August lost her son. He was 3 yrs old, and had gone missing and had later been found in the pond. I have been reading through the mother's blog and have cried so much, I think being a mother myself, I can imagine the heartache that this woman must be feeling. It has just made me reflect and be more grateful to Allaah for the children he has bestowed upon me, alhamdulillaah. I feel so guilty for getting angry with them when they squabble and play up, and shouting and not spending as much time as I should be with them, while they're young. It should serve as a reminder to us that this life does not last forever, and Allaah can take us at any time, no matter what our age may be, let's make the most of the time we have with our children insha Allaah, have fun with them, thank Allaah for them and be grateful.

4 comments:

April said...

What a good reminder for us all....thanks for sharing

Naimah Umm Khadijah said...

No problem sis.

Empress Anisa said...

Salaamz Umm Khadijah... wow, that really it home- I always feel bad when my biggest two are very naughty during the day and I just yell at them to keep them under control- and when they're asleep, I just look at them and give them a kiss... they're only 2 & 4 so you know what kind of noise they create... especially when the 4 month old is sleeping.
I'm ever grateful to Allah (SWT) for them... and after reading this, I'll try not to be so rigid with them- thanks for the important reminder :-{

Naimah Umm Khadijah said...

Wa alaykum assalam sis, masha'Allaah I'm glad you found it a benefit. It's so easy for us to forget subhanAllaah, and we do end up spending our time just yelling at the kids, until we actually step back and remind ourselves and think of those who are less fortunate.
May Allaah help us to have more sabr with our children and to always have that awareness inside of how much of a blessing they truly are. ameen.