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Parents! What would be the world without them? I got married a year after college and started living with my husband right away. It was a major adjustment. From living in a household which was always clean and had a strict bedtime, to living with a guy who wouldn't even keep his shoes in the shoe rack! (Insert a loud south Indian ayyo!)
I used to miss my mom and sisters badly. I would find any little opportunity to drive over (they lived less than 15 minutes away at that point in time). But, I realized what it was like to be a mother, only after being pregnant with Talha. That was a huge turning point in my life. To understand what it is like to carry a human being in your womb.. to nurture it.. to make sure you don't do anything wrong.. to carry the huge responsibility of another human being. More than anything else, that did a number on me.
I say the above dua every day, in every prayer of mine. My mom trained us to recite this dua when we were just kids (isn't she clever?). But back then it was just another dua. Yes, we knew the translation. But the meaning and it's importance came into play after living alone and running a household all by myself.
May Allah taa'la shower His mercy on our parents and keep them healthy. May He bless them with good in this life as well as here after. Ameen.
See you soon Insha Allah
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