Thank You

For always reminding me in your own little ways why I love you. You do it almost selflessly, so smoothly at times that I feel very fortunate to be your beloved other half. I am lucky indeed, masya’Allah.

10 years together this year – and I can still recall our happy pre-marriage memories with delight. It’s amazing how I am still so much in love with you. Yes, of course I get those crazy-I-so-wanna-strangle-my-husband moments but beyond all that is just my appreciation that you still choose me. Every day, every single minute, every single second.

I don’t know how you do it, but you manage to send and fetch me to and fro work daily from day one. I can probably count with my fingers the number of times you did not get to do so. I am so thankful, really. On those days whereby you have to work earlier or later, you try your very best to work around my work timings, and considering that my timings start very early and are not fixed at times, this says a lot. For this, thank you.

The daily routine of us sending our boys, you sending me to work, you returning to prepare Eyshan for school and send him, and then finally driving to work. Just typing it out makes me tired (haha) but there you go, doing it every single day and I honestly do not hear you grumbling about it at all. For this, thank you.

On some days, we are lucky enough to be able to squeeze a little date just before fetching the boys. Let me tell you just how much I look forward to it. Our date can be as boring as grocery-shopping, a quick Encik Tan’s early dinner or even a movie, but it is always fun. I get to spend time just with you. I get to talk to you about anything under the sun in the car. In that one or two hours, it is just all about us. I love it. For this, thank you.

Like today, I left my phone in the car after you sent me to work. I told you that you did not have to send it back. I knew it would be so troublesome. We sent Eyshan to school, sent Eijaz to our helper, had breakfast then picked Eyshan up before sending me to work. You then still had to send Eyshan back. Yet, you still delivered the phone to me. I was afraid you would nag and scold me, but all you said was, “next time don’t do this kinda thing again okay.” For this, thank you.

So many other things but really, all in all, you are perfect for me. Thank you for loving me.




First Day Of School

It was Eyshan Shahin’s first day of school on 3 January. He has always been a fan of school but lately during the holidays last year, he’d reminisce about his old school. It was like he missed his old school and friends a lot.

Whenever I broached the topic of his new school, he’d respond rather solemnly. I know it’s a rather temporary feeling; I get all the jitters of a new change myself, what more a little child.

We have been thinking and discussing about how we needed him to start going up together with his baby brother in the morning. For some reason, he just prefers to be with me in the morning. He practically sent me to work for the whole of 2016. No doubt I love the company definitely, but felt he could do with more proper sleep or rest when he is not in the car.

So the time came for us to just be firm one of the days during the last week of December. Thankfully he took it well and Masya’Allah I think everything just fell into its right place after that. The boys now go up together before Sadiq sends me to work.

His typical cheeky self. Very proud of him for being cool about school. May he always continue to embrace new changes with much grace and confidence.

May he also grow up to be an intelligent, fine young man too. Insya’Allah amin.