Ramadan Journal: Day 7: Grateful for

by - July 27, 2012

If you are here for the first time, kindly read this post on Journal your Ramadan to understand this series better. Jazakumullah khair.

Lamb and Pumpkin Tagine with Cousous for Iftar yesterday  - Recipe here
Do you get those dreams where you are running towards or away from something but you just can't do it. You are running in slow motion.. really really slow.. That's how I felt yesterday. It seemed to be a really long day. Really LONG. Since I'am a stay at home mom, weekend or weekday doesn't really make a difference. Most of the time we end up going out during weekdays more than weekends. But yesterday, I was really looking forward to weekend. Why? Because Jamil would be home and when he is home I can get some rest. In peace. 

I'am grateful for Jamil. Many people ask me how I do what I do with two kids. Most of the time I smile. If the person asking me is a close friend, I tell her, it's because of Jamil. Yes, Jamil and I have our differences. We argue. A lot. And then we make up. And then we argue again. We are like north pole and south pole. I guess that's what make us work. Alhamdulillah. 

He is the best when it comes to kids. I can leave them with him and go out without any worry. I just have to prepare some food (Jamil can't boil an egg to save his self), keep extra clothes, nappies and other accessories. That's all. Rest he will take care. He bathes them, changes nappies, feeds them, scolds them, then hugs and make them feel loved... I can go on and on. 

Yes, I'am lucky. I've been blessed with a good husband who understands that I need my space. He knows I get cranky being at home with kids all day, every day. So he has no issues in taking care of them when I need to take a nap or step out to meet a friend. 

Whatever I've today, I've Allah, my parents and Jamil to thank for. I've very few friends whom I adore and love. And ofcourse, there are you my readers. I'am grateful to have you keep me company this Ramadan and hopefully more Ramadans to come. 

When I took the above photo yesterday, it was just five minutes before Iftar. And I wrote, 'I'am grateful for a plateful of food'. You can understand why. ;)  

Couple more photos before I leave you for now....

Trying to keep Talha busy and away from cartoons
Some date fritters for Iftar

Have a blessed and peaceful day

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  1. The Tagine looks yum.It a shame I can't eat non veg for a month plus...until ganpati to be precise.I hear ya when it comes to a supportive husband.It is impossible to run a house, look after kids and be creative without supportive husbands.Its nice that you realise that and are grateful to Allah for the same.We should be thankful to the Lord for small mercies showered on us.
    take care and God bless.

    1. we creative souls can't go on without supportive hubbies ;)

  2. Oh i have to agree with snehal...that Tangine look so yummy but so does the date fritters...seeing those for the first time!!!and i totally get the fact about having a supportive husband and i must say you are really lucky to have such a person who understands your need for space...taking care of kids,house and having a part time courier is so tough !!Truly have to Thank Allah for such a understanding life Partner..and not to forget..that yummy platefull of food :)

    1. Try the tagine.. very easy and yumm!! date fritters is a household item in Malabar :)

      Aren't we all lucky to have supportive husbands? Poor chaps put up with our spending habits :))

  3. Please, say more about those date fritters! It's great that you have such a supportive husband even if you argue. My husband and I are constantly bickering, but I wouldn't change it for the world.

  4. that was a lovely post Neelu..i know how easy things are with a supportive husband....

  5. That looks really, really yummy!! I really want to try out Moroccan food, but we don't get couscous here :-(. I agree with you, the significance of a supportive spouse simply cannot be undermined. You are lucky to have each other :-) God bless you both!!

    1. You could still make the tagine and have it with some bread :)

  6. date fritters.. where is the recipe????
    lucky you.. appreciate your hubby for giving you the much reqd space:)


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