Saturday, August 20, 2016

When Your Child Becomes Your Guide

All the blessings in my life can be summed be in just one word – Rayyan

I can’t believe Rayyan, my wonder boy, is 25 years old as of today.  The wonder boy is now a superhero. I am so happy that I have lived to see him grow into a wonderful human being.
As I reflect back on the years he has been with me I feel so overwhelmed by his character. He could set a Guinness record for behaviour. Never has he fought with anyone, never landed a blow on a single person or animal, not once has he fought with me, never pestered me for anything he needs, never complains about the food I serve or do not serve to mention just a few things. The ‘never’ here is not a general once in while never. It is zero - actually a zero score.
Am I lucky? You tell me. A young man who will never be awed by someone others will consider big nor will pretend big to someone who others consider small. A sense of equality Rayyan possesses makes me feel guilty. He has changed me a lot in the past 25 years.
My daughter has been the reason why I fought cancer fiercely but Rayyan is the person in my life who helped me fight cancer. Even as a young child he would be there to comfort and encourage me. The worst emotional trauma for him was to watch me go bald very soon after I lost my sister. It was too much for a 5 year old to feel he may lose his Mom like he lost his aunt. It was very scary. He was very close to my sister and he loved her very much. He never let me feel hurt though by asking questions or making fuss about how he felt. He suffered silently and I was naturally worried about him.
He has a talent for coming up with some wonderful quotes at times which makes sense perfectly for the situation which has me rolling in laughter. I think he is compensation for all the rest of the shit I have in my life. Thank you Rayyan for being such a wonderful son any mother would be proud of.
Never once have I regretted having you as a son nor once have I been frustrated. If God had given me a chance, I may never have dared to ask for such a wonderful son ever. Glad he made his choice for me.  Thank you God for considering me worthy enough to have Rayyan in my life. He makes such a huge difference to me……………
 With a person like my son Rayyan, every moment has been filled with subtle humor, guidance, bliss and happiness, yet there is something very special about the day he, my first born entered my life. I send my good wishes and blessings to the most cherished person in the whole world on his birthday.  I changed to be a better person and role model for my kid, since the first day I lay my eyes on him. I wanted to guide him, be his inspiration and become his role model to walk on the right path in his life. Little did I realize back then, that he, my very own child, would be a guide and a role model for me? 
Today, if I am an educated working woman, majority of the credit goes to Rayyan. He is also responsible for teaching Farheena to use computers and internet to a great extent. 
Wishing you a wonderful and successful year ahead my dear son. You are my superhero, my sonshine, brightening up my days.
Happy birthday to you dear Rayyan!


Monday, August 15, 2016

The Bondage of Independence….

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At the stroke of midnight on 15th of August 1947, Jawaharlal Nehru delivered his very famous speech "Tryst with Destiny" celebrating the triumphant victory of India, which came through nearly after a century of non-violent Indian freedom struggle against the British Empire.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

15 Lessons Years of Motherhood Have Taught Me

Motherhood is an amazing school that teaches you something no other university ever will. After being a mom to amazing children for more than 2 decades, I am summing up here 15 lessons that years of motherhood have taught me.
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Friday, August 12, 2016

One Step at a Time

The story of my little princess who took one step at a time to reach her life goals
Many miles are covered and destinations reached when you take one step at a time. By bringing up my special needs daughter Farheena, this is one of the most important life lessons I have learned from the chapters of my life.
When doctors announced that my pretty as picture baby would not be able to walk, talk or live her life fully, the shock was terrible for me and my family. Why my baby? The inevitable question was asked by me, like many moms do; but, who can answer that question? Soon it was time for taking the right steps and making life as good as possible for her instead of finding answers or playing the blame game.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Should You Be The Best Mommy or The Best Friend?

Parents can be friendly with their child, but they cannot treat their children as best friends, at least not until a certain age. We cannot become best friends of our children at the cost of our functioning as parent, guide, caretaker and disciplinarian in our children’s life.

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The All Time Classic Gandhi (1982) On Zee Classic

There was time when I was not addicted to Hollywood movies, like I am now. Today, movie time means Hollywood in my home; at least for me and Rayyan. Occasionally, we do watch some Bollywood movie for a change.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

55 Fiction- Paradise Lost

She asked, “What do you want the most in your life?”
Lovingly he replied, “your happiness my love”.
She smiled and surrendered to him completely.
Only if she had known that he actually wanted to take away her happiness with him, leaving her alone, never to smile, never to be happy ever again in life!

Saturday, August 6, 2016

10 Little Victories That Every Mom Should Congratulate Herself For!

Paying bills, keeping everyone well fed, tidying up the home – especially when the toddler tornado has run around, or maintaining her own and others' sanity - they are all huge things that don't get enough attention. Moms, take time to congratulate yourselves on little victories and celebrate your days with zest!

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Thursday, August 4, 2016

7 Ways We Damage Our Kids Self Esteem - Without Knowing It!

Every parent wishes that their children grow up to be confident and capable individuals. Yet, there is little they do to boost the self-esteem in their child. In fact, often they may damage their kid’s self-esteem, without even realizing it. Let us check out few common ways we create low self-esteem in children and see if this rings a bell anywhere in our mind.


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