I tear up as I lie in bed nursing my almost two-year-old little girl.
Her warm hands stroking my tummy while my arms blanket her as she drifts off to sleep.
I knew that weaning her would be difficult for me, and now, I find myself turning to Allah, asking Him for the strength to get us both through this weaning process.
I imagine that many mothers feel this way about weaning.
Many of them have told me that when the time comes, they just knew that it was time.
That they got to a point...
When I come across someone going through their own hardship, be it bereavement, illness, struggles in a relationship, or financial loss, I often say to them,
“life is not meant to be easy, so don’t be too harsh on yourself if you are struggling to cope”.
Monday, January 14th 2008, 8.30am, marked a moment that changed my life forever; my second pregnancy resulted in my baby girl being stillborn.
I can remember every single second of that day.