Happy Birthday Son…

It is my older son’s birthday today…I am on a transatlantic flight and although when I alight at my destination, it will still be his birthday for me…it will not be so for him…our lives seem almost surreal at times they have changed so much…but the one aspect…connection…link that is irrefutable and unchangeable…is the connective tissue of the mother to the child! There is a sort of magic that happens when you have a child…and through varying stages…ages…times…when the magic is not always so readily on tap…it is never really too far below the surface to tap into…motherhood has a special gene for this…the Good Lord be praised…

As mothers, our lives rarely follow a straight path…for obvious and natural reasons sometimes…but the discovery of self through your children is a journey of great learning…development…and unparalleled joy…interrupted often…but a ride worth every moment of it’s duration…finding oneself in the sandpits is often…playing the par course…but the journey is one of such incredible love…joy…fun…laughter…tears…angst…humility…pride…up to a day like this, when you can write about it with your head held high…thankful for the blessing of being able to say with bursting joy and pride…humility and thankfulness…This is my son!

The unparalleled joy of seeing a child exactly where he is supposed to be…be in harmony with his heart and universal truths…be able to remake himself and his goals with the passage of time and experience…be ready to explore and learn the power and depth of personal strengths…to have the insight to accept and understand the power of prayer in the development of character…to wisely use his heart and the Divine as a source of real power…is a blessing par excellence!

The prayer is that he will always be able to understand and accept his calling as opposed to fame…continue this path of discovery whilst maintaining dignity of choice…share his calling and gifts in the help of others…understand that we are the sum of the wisdom of the Divine and ancients, and be able to embrace this wisdom…sagacity…values…whilst taking responsibility for his own special positive energy that is his space…continue to develop and hone his innate goodness…and always continue to be the source of joy and pride he has always been…the prayer above all is, that he is able to use his God given gifts to propel himself to be the best that the Good Lord meant for him to be…always…Amen…

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Usman Sheikh
    Jul 09, 2011 @ 04:45:01

    Thank you for the wishes and awesome post mum!

    Missed you today. Had a great time with friends and awesome food.

    So blessed to have such a great support system, which enables me to continue doing the things I love and being able to get others to appreciate the same.

    Love you very much!

    Usman

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    • shamasheikh
      Jul 09, 2011 @ 17:22:57

      Missed you too Usman…so happy to hear you had a good day celebrating….may the Year that follows be filled with all good things in every aspect of your life….amen…

      All my love and prayers are with you….always…

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  2. asma
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 19:25:37

    luvd ur piece abt a mothrs luv fr hr son……i thoroughly njoyd it…..same sentiments i wanna hav aftr sum yrz wen i see my sons settleed in thr careers n life inshallah tallah….i esplly likd ur selection of words depicting ur true emotions….in a simple bt v convincing way……good work ma’am…..

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  3. shamasheikh
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 21:21:00

    Thank you for visiting my blog and your kind words Asma…mothers across the board understand these feelings, which is God’s grace..my prayers for you and your sons…hope you will keep visiting…

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