Assalamua’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakathu.
Grateful for life and all that Allah has written for us this far. Alhamdhulilah, and certainly very glad to be back on this writing space.
A couple of new changes in our lives have filled our homefront last year - and literally a new house to call home along the way too.
Everyone of us in the family have settled in quite fairly quickly; ZY and ZD are now both in preschool; with ZY in his year of graduation. Parenting has kept AZ and me on our feet, and my parents are finding new joy in caring for the boys everyday.
Children are really good teachers, in their own ways, Masha-Allah, With AZ being away for most of last year for work trips (which partly explains my absence from writing here), the kids and I have learnt a lot about ourselves and one another, and I dare say, ZY grew into a matured child during those moments.
Honestly, with these things and more in mind, and I really felt 2022 was a year of reflections - in so many forms. Finding myself coping with family, work and all the trials that came with selling and buying a property, awakened realisations about relationships with friends and family, grappling with managing financial commitments.
A new job back in the organisation that nurtured my earlier career years; similarly for AZ, a whole new experience in a new sector.
In a nutshell, the time span over these two years have had me with one consistent dua - for peace.
Praying for the same for everyone reading this post. Ameen.
With that, I have found strength to prepare myself for Ramadan... counting down to the blessings of the blessed month.
And keeping all our brothers and sisters in duas at this very moment.