Asalamu Alaikum all,
Now Samaah is the eldest of three, subhan Allah!
First Zaid and now a new brother to add to the mix, I wonder what her reaction would have been! Allah knows best! :-)
Between Zaid and the latest, yet unnamed, additional bundle of joy, the house will surely be full of love, laughter and cheers of encouragement! An overwhelming gratefulness for Allah's bounties and limitless generosity settles in the heart, while in the quiet moments, the mind reflects on Allah's wisdom and plans for each and everyone of us.
Allah's plan for Samaah was clear. She was to be a beacon of what was to come. Her strength is ever present in Zaid as he falls head first into a table, then stands up and laughs it off. Her soft smile shown across her new brother's face as he slept in complete stillness on his first day in the world. And her enduring spirit is evident in both of them when you look in their sparkling eyes and see a light of unending joy and curiosity.
And as many times before and likely, many times again, I miss Samaah. Her brothers do not replace her, but they fill the space in the void that she left behind. And I pray for the day that we will all be reunited by the will and mercy of Allah, the Lord of the Worlds.
I ask Him, the Provider and the Protector, to grant my nephews with many blessings and make them among the righteous. Ameen!