Your Mother’s Letter to You

My Dear Child,

When I first found out I was pregnant with you I was in high spirits.

Before I was guaranteed you, I was ready!

I knew that there was pain to come along with it, but lost in the glee of having a child allowed me to ignore them.

And from that day I suffered so much, carrying you under my own skin.

Food was forced out of my own mouth,

I couldn’t wear the same clothes any more,

Things in my body aced.

But with every difficulty it only bought me closer to you.

I kept on reminding myself I had a child awaiting me.

And then the time came.

Out of the whole nine months I bored you, I never would have thought
that anything could be more painful.

But this was.

And as your father stood beside me gripping my hand I screamed out of pain.

It took so long, but I promised myself I wouldn’t give up on you.

Then I saw you, and I smiled, I cried and I prayed, thankful to now be holding you in my arms.

All I did was look at you;
You were so comforted, so innocent, not knowing anything around you. I was there for you.

Every night, as I’d sleep you would awake;

I would jump off my bed out of love, excited to see you.

To see your beautiful face change as it saw me coming towards it.

And as you grew I taught you right from wrong.

I taught you how to walk, talk, eat and greet.

Then there reached a time,
I would wake up early to take you to school.

And I would hug you and kiss you and tell you I loved you.

And you would run into your school playground, eager to learn more.

As you grew, my sweetest child,
The day came when you,
All that I had ever lived for, left me.

And at that I cried. The insides of me broke.
But I knew that this was only good for you.

For Insha’Allah, when you see your new beautiful child,
I know you will finally realize how much love I had for you, despite the pain.

My sweet child, you will always be my child.
And don’t ever forget…
That I love you, regardless of how you didn’t show your love for me.

The Author

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7 Responses

  1. Nadiya September 19, 2012 / 9:36 pm

    WOWW!! This is so powerful and thought-provoking mashallah

  2. Sarah October 21, 2012 / 12:44 pm

    It brought tears! Beautiful it is and so true. ‘Rabbir hamhuma kama rabba yani sagheera’
    Jazakom Allahu Khairan ukhti :)

    • Sarah Elawad October 21, 2012 / 12:58 pm

      BarakAllahu feek:) I’m glad you liked it.

  3. Ameena November 4, 2012 / 9:35 pm

    This brought me tears and it is so beautiful MashaAllah, Rabbir hamhuma kama rabba yani sagheera. JazakAllahu Khair

    • Sarah Elawad November 7, 2012 / 9:02 pm

      BarakAllahu Feek. May Allah(swt) bless our mothers for all that they have done for us, and may He preserve them and grant them His mercy.

  4. jarin tasnim nur January 19, 2013 / 6:16 am

    its so beautiful ma sha allah

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