Whilst sorting through some files, I came across some old photographs of our young children as babies and my husband and I started going through them and reminiscing as you do…
After “oooing” and “aaahing”, he turns to me and says “you did good mashaAllah”.
I should’ve felt pleased or somewhat proud but instead I just felt anxious.
I had a flashback of a conversation with a friend who is a parent of teenagers telling me, “believe me, this is the easy part!”, responding to my complaints about lack of sleep and exhaustion. “The older they get, the harder it becomes…”
Parenting is a challenging journey that seems never-ending, a journey with many highs and lows. But if they grow into believers who are caring human beings, kind to others and humble, then inshaAllah it will be all worth it.
May Allah swt make parenting easy for us, guide us to be the best of parents and bless our youth to be the best of children. Aameen.