Hello Monday – salam friends!
alhamdulillah, we feel a bit better after a quiet, relaxing weekend staying at home, playing around, reading, crafting and watching DVDs ( I think I have never seen “Bob the Builder” that often before…).
Our cough is still strong but mentally I feel much stronger already.
And I wanna give myself credits today for how I managed the whole last week; being sick and pregnant with two little kids having a cold too; still in time of grief and sorrow; bad weather outside and no help around… but still able to take loving care of the children, to play with them, to learn with them to be with them, to cook healthy meals, to keep the house tidy, to be good to my belly, to manage a whole household without burying my head in the sand – alhamdulillah, thanks Allah for the power He gave me – wow, I am impressed!!
I don’t want to show off and I normally tend to be a very self-critic person, but I think sometimes we all need to admire and appreciate what we accomplish every day, to give ourselves credits for all the efforts and work we do as (stay-at-home-) moms, to boost our self-esteem and to pay ourselves the respect we deserve.
Cheers to all mothers! Let’s be kind to ourselves, let’s reward ourselves with a bit more self-respect and things that feel good (may it be a bite of chocolate; closing the door for a few quiet minutes with a cup of tea; a warm bath or an evening without kids but with only our husband …)!
A few weeks ago I was honoured by Umm Hibaat with the “Mom of the Year” –award on her blog. I wasn’t that sure if I deserve it, but today I am – I think we all do!
And so I wanna go on with this and begin the week with a celebration of all the great moms we are!
Here are the Rules
1. Admit one thing you feel awful about (involving being a mom). Once you have written it down, you are no longer allowed to feel bad. Remember you are a good mom!
2. Remind yourself that you ARE a good mom, list 7 things you love about your kids, you love doing with your kids, or that your kids love about you.
3. Send this to 5 other moms of the year that deserve a reminder that they too are the best moms that they can be. Remember to send them a note letting them know you have selected them, and also add a link to your post that directs people back to the person who nominated you!
And here are my answers:
I yell much too much at my kids. Astafirgullah, may I get the inner mercy and patience to stay calmer sometimes…
Subhanallah, I love the gratitude they show, the kisses they give me and the “Mom, I love you” they say so often even just like this.
I love to see them constantly growing, to be able to recognize every learning-process they do, to follow their changing interests and to share every day with them from morning to evening.
I love their never-ending curiosity, their natural seek for knowledge and their innocent belief in one God. I love what I can learn from them.
I love to see them sleeping near to me, full of peace and beauty, tbarakallah.
They love when I just follow their ideas, being their facilitator to realize some new projects and to help them making whatever comes to their minds.
I love to hug and cuddle them, to feel their little hands in my face, to smell their breath and to touch their little bodies.
I love being a mom; it changed my whole life, my whole personality. I am thankful for that gift and that responsibility and even though that it is hard sometimes and a never ending, sometimes hurtful learning process of myself, I wouldn’t change it for the world. Alhamdulillah!
I wanna reward my own Mom, may Allah give her strength and inner peace now after my sister’s death.
And YOU ALL out there – blogging or not – I wanna tag you all for the wonderful job you do!! May Allah reward you all with great kids in this world and paradise in the hereafter. Amen.
And now I am off for some sweets and tea, a good read and a smile towards myself into the mirror…