‘Bismillahir rahmaanir raheem’
(In the name of Allah, the Most kind, The Most Merciful)
Oh my word!!!!
I honestly cannot believe its eid already….it seems like just the other day we were still stressing about me rolling pie dough during my pregnancy….and now its all over,eaten and even flushed down the toilet….
I just love eid day…the day starts as early as fajr time but its truly an amazing atmosphere…
Everyone, even those who jumped straight into bed after gobbling their last bit of banana at suhoor without reading their fajr are up and showered and all ready to go to the masjid for fajr salaah on eid day..
From amongst the above is ismail…..gosh….or rather ismail in the first 20 days of ramadaan…
I have so much to tell you all…I just don’t know where to start…
Right…maybe it would be a good thing to start where I left off…
Where were we when I left you all??
back to the past
Oh NO!….I wonder why rukayas yusuf will be trying so hard to get hold of ismail?
Me:”uhm….ismails not here….did you need something?can I give him a message?”
Yusuf:”no no..I just needed to speak to him about something personal…do you know where he is?or where I can get hold of him?”
Shux….I won’t be giving him ismails work number…what if ismails purposely ignoring his calls?
Me:”err..not sure where he could be…”
I’m not lying….he could be anywhere in the building…its a white lie right?its allowed…
Me:”err….I’ll tell him you called as soon as I get hold of him and I’ll ask him to call you back…”
Yusuf:”ya please man! I’ll really appreciate it…anyway…shup will see you guys…salaam”
It was bugging me now…what did he want?so I phoned ismail as soon as I put the phone down with yusuf and he answered immediately….
Me:”salaams babes…you busy?”
Ismail:”nah…not really..just sorting out some stuff since I’m not going to be around for a few days…why what’s up?”
Me:”rukayas yusuf called here for you…he says…”
Ismail:(cutting me off)…”that he tried calling me and I’m not answering”
Me:”err..yah…so you were ignoring his call?I thought as much”
Ismail:”I hope you didn’t give him the office number…”
Me:”now who’s wife am I?(Sarcastic)..I’m not that dumb…what do you think he wants?”
Ismail:”I don’t know but whatever it is I’m not interested right now..all they ever want is to cause havoc, now they using this guy to do it…”
Me:”ya true…he just said its personal so I told him I’ll let you know that he called as soon aS I speak to you…”
Ismail:”did you start packing my bag?”
Me:”yip…almost done actually”
Ismail:”oh…so you so anxious to get rid of me?”
Me:”nooo!not that…but your flights early tomorrow..I hate doing things last minute”
I was actually going to miss ismail…in all these months since we left my inlaws, we’ve hardly been apart for more than a few hours and now he’s going to be gone for a few days…but I guess it will do us all some good….some space is always appreciated and absence makes the heart grow fonder they say…
The next morning we were up early..the kids didn’t want to go to school because they wanted to see their daddy off..they’ve never really been to the airport before so I had to relent after their nagging..I suppose one day couldn’t do much harm and they are only in grade R and its the last few days before the holidays…so I doubt they’ll be doing much work anyway..
I packed some padkos for ismail and aqeel…nothing hectic that will have the whole plane smelling like chicken curry or fried onions…just some light sandwiches and other finger foods..
Greeting people goodbye is always the worst for me…I become terribly emotional…not like he’s going forever but that’s just me…I can’t even speak to him properly over the phone cause I find myself having a huge lump in my throat and wanting to cry…
I really wish I could have gone with…I so much wanted to meet ismails real family…after all I’ve heard about them it really would have been an amazing meeting
And so….we bid ismail and aqeel farewell for the next couple of days……
Assalaamu alaykum to everyone…I hope you all have had an amazing ramadaan and an even more joyous eid…
Taqabbalallaahu minnaa wa minkum
“May Allah accept from me and you”
Just like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has assisted in making this ramadaan one of the best ramadaans I’ve ever experienced by joining in the many challenges and khatams we had throughout the month…
May Allah make it possible for us to continue with the athkaar and recitation and all other ibaadah throughout the year aswel…
So the good news is that posting will start as normal again inshallah…JUST one a day…no 5 posts anymore….lol
Rem me and my family in your special duas!