Aqeel:”sweety I’m not so mean to make you live with my parents…not that my mothers difficult to live with or anything, but everyone needs their space..no women can live under the same roof together without some kind of disagreement……”
I smiled…..he was so utterly understanding…
Aqeel:”if you don’t mind, we’ll be staying in my apartment for a while…the one I used to live in….just until we can find us a house somewhere…”
Me:”why should I mind?(Smile)”
Aqeel:”so that’s where we spending this bleSsed night my queen….at the apartment….I won’t make the same mistakes I made the first time round…the first time I booked in at one of the posh hotels around…this time I want to spend it in our home….well atleast its our home for the time being”
A wave of relief just washed over me and I immediately relaxed my tense shoulders…I didn’t even realise that I was so tense…alhamdulillah….could this day become any more beautiful?
I shouldn’t have even asked that..because alhamdulillah it did….if only I knew that this was just the beginning of the happiest moments of my life……
Aqeels cousin:”hey bru!here you are…everyones looking for yous everywhere..they thought yous gone already…”
We went inside and sat a little longer with everyone…aqeel then got up and went to his mummy..
Aqeel:”ma, please we going now..its getting late and we’re getting tired….see you tomorrow k (he planted a kiss on his mothers forehead)”
She walked to me and I goT up,greeted her and thanked her for everything…
Fay and ismail were there and together we all left for the apartment…
It wasn’t anything huge…and it wasn’t a tiny little flat..it was just perfect for the 2 of us…cosy and warm….
Fay placed a little basket and began unpacking some stuff…
“I brought you guys some snacks and savouries from your mum, just incase you guys get hungry….(Whispering)which you might..”
Me:(giggle)”thanks so much fay, for everything”
Fay:”shoosh…..no thanks…we gona leave you guys now..be good(wink)….I’ll see you around 11 tomorrow inshallah to help you get ready k…(Hugging me)”
Me:”okay..(Whispering)…wish me luck”
Fay:”don’t stress sal…you’ll be just fine…you guys already look so comfy together…”
Me:”I’m trying..its so hard…I don’t know much of what I’m supposed to do…”
Fay:”just be yourself salma…that’s what aqeel loves about you..that you’re so…you!”
We both giggled and then they left….
As soon as aqeel closed the door I took my scarf off….I needed some air and needed to get comfortable…sitting in my scarf for so many hours was no joke…my head was starting to pain..but it was worth it..I preferred it that way…I rather be uncomfortable for a few hours in this world rather than burn for the rest of my life in the aakhirah for not covering up in the first place and showing my hair to other naa mahrams..I once heard that we will be punished for every strand of hair that is exposed infront of a naa mahram…
Aqeel stood against the kitchen nook with his arms folded and a smile on his face..I suddenly felt very conscious…I looked down
Aqeel:”you look sooo beautiful…I can’t help it..I just have to stare…I can’t believe that I have such an angel of a wife…”
Aqeel:”an angel that blushes”
I blushed some more and buried my face in my hands..
Aqeel:”stop what?(Laugh)…why?..you’re getting shy?”
Before I could reply I felt his hands on mine, pulling my hands gently oFf my face…he was so close to me and my heart was skipping a couple of beats at a time..
I’d just like to say jazakallah so much to all of u for the incredible comments…you all have absolutely no idea how your words motivate me, inspire me and help me in my life..just like you, I am also on a journey to change for the better and knowing that I have such a large family to support me through this is absolutely heart warming..I love every one of you for the pleasure of Allah and may Allah grant every one of you all the good that your heart desires…ameen!
Just so you know, I read every single comment even though I sometimes don’t get a chance to reply due to my hectic schedule, but I read them as soon as they are posted so please continue….