I have been feeling more and more grateful lately for everything I have been blessed with. A new year has begun and I cannot help but feel that I made it through a roller coaster of a year with all of the trials I faced. With everything that went on, I could not have made it without the wonderful people who helped and supported me.
One thing that I found really hard last year was my pregnancy. I was pregnant for the most part of last year and went through a very difficult time with it this time around. I mean, no one tells you how hard pregnancy the second time is and I really wasn't expecting it to be as hard as it was. And I definitely was not one of those women that glow and have an easy experience. I had severe SPD (pelvic pain) causing me to find difficulty in simply walking. This was particularly hard because chasing around my first born (who is a toddler) became impossible. On top of that, running the business, Barakah London with my sister, and keeping up with the blog was all a lot to deal with.
I know I was under a lot of pressure, but I find I am one of those people when under pressure, I have a strange way of trying to prove to myself I can still do everything. And Alhamdulillah, with the support of the most important people in my life, I made it through. I was able to get through my pregnancy but keep on going with everything I needed to do. With the support of my wonderful family, my spouse and my friends I gave birth to a wonderful, healthy baby boy.
I am so grateful for the unbelievable support I had from all of them for everything that I went through. I pray to Allah they all taste the sweetness of Jannah. On that note, I'd like to say Alhamdulillah for the spouse that makes you dream of Jannah. Because being with a spouse that is supportive makes going through trials and tribulations more bearable. Because being with a supportive spouse makes pleasing Allah easier.
And Alhamdulillah for friends in deen who are friends indeed because I'm constantly being reminded by my friends and family to keep going and to say Alhamdulillah for everything I have been through. Being reminded that for every pain I experience, one of my minor sin's is being forgiven is what helped me through.
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