It is always fun to look back when there’s an anniversary. Four years ago I got married, and just slightly more than two years before that I said my shahadah (declaration of faith).
Six years ago, I was loud spoken, one of the guys, and just living the normal life of someone in their mid-twenties. My life probably looked quite shallow, but deep inside there was a yearning for something greater. I explored on my own, but rarely found anyone to share that deep desire to learn about what this life really means. After becoming Muslim, things just clicked. I was meeting people that had this same desire for something more than our shallow, worldly lives, and people who enjoyed meaningful conversation. It’s no wonder I moved towards changing my life relatively quickly and started wearing hijab less than one year later.
It’s funny; Hubby and I reminisce often about the first few years we knew each other. Heh, I was a very different person, and he did not like me very much. I was his supervisor, and other than giving him periodic performance reviews, I knew very little about him. It wasn’t until my life starting changing towards being more wholesome that he started noticing me. It wasn’t until he was promoted to a position where I could see his leadership skills beyond his introvert personality did I start to notice him.
Now we have a two year old daughter, another baby on the way, and I couldn’t ask for a better step father for Care Bear. Alhamdulilah, we have been blessed in this life and I pray that we will be blessed in the Hereafter. Hubby has taken the day off work and we will be going to Original Pancake House for breakfast. Gluten free waffles for Hubby and Little Miss? Yes, please! The rest of the day is planned on just relaxing and most likely playing a board or card game with Care Bear. We don’t go all out for anything other than Eid, but it is something we are looking forward to.
I’m also looking forward to my present I picked out myself! Eeee!