Monday, June 30, 2014

Lucky Number 13

Dear Diary,

June 30th, 2014
Happy 13th anniversary Hubby

13 years full with ups and downs that I wouldn't trade with anything
13 years that I would gladly go through all over again
Thank you Allah for those 13 wonderful years

Hubby, I love you till Jannah

Friday, June 27, 2014

Happy Birthday Love

Dear Diary,

I'm not good with words
So I choose this for you

Ronan Keating (Boyzone)

It's amazing how you can speak right to my heart
Without saying a word, you can light up the dark
Try as I may I could never explain
What I hear when you don't say a thing
The smile on your face lets me know that you need me
There's a truth in your eyes saying you'll never leave me
The touch of your hand says you'll catch me wherever I fall
You say it best...when you say nothing at all

All day long I can hear people talking out loud
But when you hold me near, you drown out the crowd
Try as they may they can never define
What's been said between your heart and mine

The smile on your face lets me know that you need me
There's a truth in your eyes saying you'll never leave me
The touch of your hand says you'll catch me wherever I fall
You say it best...when you say nothing at all

You say it best when you say nothing at all
You say it best when you say nothing at all

The smile on your face
The truth in your eyes
The touch of your hand
Lets me know that you need me

Happy birthday love
I'm very thankful to Allah for lending you into my life
There're no words that can describe how much I love you

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Children Speaking Their Minds

Dear Diary,

My brother shared this via Whatsapp. It's hilarious!

TEACHER: Maria, go to the map and find North America
MARIA: Here it is
TEACHER: Correct. Now class, who discovered America?
CLASS: Maria

TEACHER: John, why are you doing your math multiplication on the floor?
JOHN: You told me to do it without using the tables

TEACHER: Glenn, how do you spell 'crocodile'?
TEACHER: No, that's wrong
GLENN: Maybe it is wrong, but you asked me how I spell it

TEACHER: Donald, what is the chemical formula for water?
TEACHER: What are you talking about?
DONALD: Yesterday you said it's H to O

TEACHER: Winnie, name one important thing that we have today that we didn't have ten years ago?

TEACHER: Glen, why do you always get so dirty?
GLEN: Well, I'm a lot closer to the ground than you are

TEACHER: Millie, give me a sentence starting with I
MILLIE: I is...
TEACHER: No, Millie....always say, "I am"
MILLIE: All right..."I am" the ninth letter of the alphabet

TEACHER: George Washington not only chopped down his father's cherry tree, but also admitted it. Now Louis, do you know why his father didn't punish him?
LOUIS: Because George still had the axe in his hand

TEACHER: Now Simon, tell me frankly, do you say prayers before eating?
SIMON: No sir, I don't have to, my Mom is a good cook

TEACHER: Clyde, your composition on "My Dog" is exactly the same as your brother's. Did you copy his?
CLYDE: No sir, it's the same dog

TEACHER: Harold, what do you call a person who keeps on talking when people are no longer interested?
HAROLD: A teacher


Thursday, April 24, 2014

Allah Owns Everything

Dear Diary,

Our children are only ever lent to us.
We never know just how long we will be able to keep them for.
So kiss them, cuddle them, praise them and hold them tightly.
But most of all... tell them you LOVE them EVERYDAY.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

You're Not A Failure

Dear Diary,

To the Mom who feels like she is a failure,

I know you've heard it before. You've read the articles, blog posts, tweets and Facebook statuses... You know you're not supposed to compare yourself to other moms.You know you are supposed to cut out the negative self-talk.

But just got to be too much.

Today, you heard that voice in the back of your head that said, "I'm a failure." Maybe you went to a friend's house and saw that it was spotless. Or maybe you saw your other friend really making an impact in others' lives and wondered what stops you from doing big things. Or maybe you just looked around your home and couldn't find a space to sit and think.

And it all just became overwhelming.

The grease spot on the kitchen wall. The dirty cup under the table. The toys, scraps of paper and lonely socks without a match.

I've been there.

I know sometimes you manage to talk yourself out of the slump. Some days you give yourself grace. You remind yourself that that friend has a messy home too sometimes. That the other friend doing "big things" is in a different place in her life right now than you. And that the dirty kitchen isn't such a big deal; you can take care of it tomorrow.

But hurts a little more than usual.

Today, you need a little bit more convincing. Today, you need someone to remind you that it's ok that you don't have a live in maid like that sister, or a husband or mother to watch your kids like that other sister...And you're not supposed to. You don't have to live up to their reality. You are living YOUR life and You Are Not A Failure.

You are not your greasy walls, your misplaced cups or your lost laundry. You are not the "dinner-gone-wrong-let's-order-kabsa" days. You are not defined by your low times. You can dust off your pants and get back up again.

You can do this.

I know you can. And Allah knows you can. You just need to know you can.

I want you to do something for yourself. I'm sure if I told you to write down all of the things you didn't do/don't have/need to do to be like sister so-and-so, that you could you fill a page pretty quickly.

But that's not what I want you to do.

I want you to write a list of all the things you DID do. All of the things you are for your children. All of the times you did great.

It may take a while, but that's okay. There's no time limit. Write down some and come back to it if you have to.

And remember -
1. Don't compare yourself to your other mom-friends
2. Stop the negative self-talk
3. Insya Allah, you can try again tomorrow
4. You are not alone

Author: Andrea Umm Abdullah

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Waktu-waktu Mustajab Doa

Dear Diary


Satu pertiga malam
Sewaktu hujan turun
Waktu di antara dua khutbah khatib pada solat Jumaat
Sewaktu membacakan syahadah akhir setiap kali waktu solat
Tempoh masa dari azan hingga iqamat, dan juga sewaktu bilal telah iqamat untuk solat, dan sewaktu masuk ke dalam saf
Setiap sujud di dalam setiap waktu solat
Waktu dhuha

Friday, April 18, 2014

Ethics of Sleeping

Dear Diary,