So I thought today I would have a reflection Friday inspired post, as it was Cupcakes FIRST birthday on 15th September 2015; hence this is my open letter to Cupcake.
I just want to wish you the happiest of first birthdays, today not only marks your first year but also my & your dads first year as parents.
You truly astound me lil one, from growing up to be such a joyous little light in our lives to how amazingly happy you make everyone who sees you. I know that you are too little to really fathom the fuss that we are making over this day, but to us, the fact that you are doing okay after 12 months is the best reason to celebrate. (Also, its proof that we are doing okay as parents)
As the time passes I want you to know that I am learning so much from you, you have taught me to focus on the important things in life. That the housework can wait, that I don’t need to rush to do everything and just live in the moment.
That a simple smile in the morning can ultimately lead to an amazing day, that giving hugs are more magical than giving gifts; and that the simple moments in life are truly more cherished.
The first time I held you, was the most magical moment in my life. I had the greatest rush of warmth wash over me, coupled with the fear that I would never do you justice as a mom. However, each day you show me that I am enough, that even in my imperfection as a parent, I am doing okay.
That you love me flaws and all.
I want to tell you that I love you in ways that you will never even fathom; people will tell you your mom is crazy, why does she fuss over you, well its simple, because I can. In the same way that I will want to do everything for you, I will also leave you to learn on your own.
Even when I can’t be there to catch your every fall, know that your dad & I will always be there to pick you up.
May Allah always guide you, grant you strength to help others, riziq & baraqah in your life, fill your heart with emaan, keep your tongue moist with thikr and your character humble.
We love you more than words Cupcake.
Mom & Dad