Thursday, June 23, 2011
Love You Forever
Tonight before bed we read "Love You Forever." After I finished reading it, I told Yusuf that one day hes going to be big and have a wife, and kids, and a house, and a car, and a job and hell be busy but he can never forget about us. And then I was telling him about how Momma and Baba did so much for him when he was small: play with him, wash him, feed him... and Yusuf added: vacuumed for him. Then I told him how when we get old he will have to take care of us. We also spoke about the dua from the Quran which translates as " Oh Allah take care of my parents like they took care of me when I was small." Within a minute Yusufs face went red and his eyes filled with tears and he barely managed to get the words out, "But Ill miss you." My heart sunk! I told him its okay to feel sad and that Ill miss him too, but well always be a family! Then more tears flowed as he told me that hell miss us when we die. (This is when my tears started to come too) I told him that we have to be really good muslims and make dua so that we can go to Jannah and be together forever and how well never feel sad in Jannah. He asked me if his grandmother will take care of him when we die. I told him inshaAllah we wont die until he is older and by then he will be able to take care of himself. But for now we are together and we should be happy for that. I also said that no matter what happens Ill always love him, and that Allah is the Only One who will be able to be with him all the time and Allah will always take care of him.
It was not an easy conversation, but I am grateful it came out. I think we both learned some important lessons.
Yusuf, may Allah swt always keep your heart soft towards your parents. We will make mistakes, but we have and will always try our best to do whats right. May Allah fill your heart with mercy towards us especially when we are older. And may Allah allow us to be a means of Jannah for you, Ameen.
I love you forever.