October 09, 2008

Childhood Wonders

This month my first born turns three. Time flies and it’s hard to believe that my little one is growing up so quick. Seems like yesterday when she was a little baby, sleeping soundly in my arms and now she’s a bundle of energy and is always on the go. It’s amazing to see the amount of energy children can have. They can go on and on and on…

Childhood is so magical full of innocence, fun and curiosity. As a parent, I enjoy and savour every stage of my children’s lives and make the most of every minute I spend with them because I know it’s short lived and soon they will be on their way to becoming responsible adults. We will no longer have lazy Sunday mornings where we can sleep in and cuddle in bed, nor will we sit down with a bowl of popcorn in front of the television watching “Curious George”.

It’s fun to indulge in their little world of imagination as it also helps us re-discover ourselves. We see the world through their eyes and find immense happiness and excitement in little things that we would usually ignore. It seems insignificant, but this becomes a wonderful moment that you can share together and cherish for the rest of your life. Parents nowadays need to chill a little and allow kids to be kids. If you allow your child to lead, they’ll direct you to where you need to go.

My little girl is growing up and I can see her change in front of my eyes. Soon she’ll be a young lady and will be busy with her life. Spending time with mom will probably be last on her list and I know I will yearn to be with her, cuddle her, tickle her and listen to her hearty laughter.

Darn! Kids grow up so quick. I am going to make an even better effort to live every moment to the fullest & celebrate every little achievement. Who knows, it might be gone before you know it and no matter what you do, it ain’t going to come back!


  1. As-salamu-alaikum Nabbu,

    I am NAVEEDA, your 2nd cousin perhaps from Riyadh. Uncle Sajjad had forwarded your blog details to me sometime back. And only yesterday, I happen to browse thru your blog at my leisure and I literally got hooked onto to it. Mashallah ! You express yourself so beautifully. I am bowled by your spontaenity of thoughts which touches the right chords of my being.

    Subhallah ! I am also very impressed with the variety of subjects that you have chosen to blog. Every single post is a pearl of wisdom.

    Sach mei Nabbu, I am soo proud of you. I thank you very much for enlightening me with such indepth information thru your blog. I am also very grateful to Uncle Sajjad for giving me a platform to know you well thru your blog.

    My my !! I just can't stop praising you. I am so mesmerised !!

    Take care.
    with luv n' regards,

  2. Walaykum Salaam

    JazakAllah Khairun for the kind words. You're embarassing me. lol

    Trust Abu for forwarding the link on to everyone.. *blushes*

  3. Assalaamu alaikum,

    Lovely post sis but indeed they do grow up far too quickly subhan Allah. My youngest is 2 years old next month insha'Allah - I don't know how it went so quickly! :(

  4. Nusaybah is going to be 3 mashallah!! how soon time flies. Seems like not long ago we were chatting while u were in labour ;p :)

  5. Sis UmmIbrahim: I can't believe your li'l one is 2 already! SubhanAllah she did grow up too fast Lol. I still feel she's like 8/9 months old or something...hehe

    Shama: Yeh I know. I miss those days when we would chat for HOURS!