Monthly Gratitude - January

Wednesday, January 31, 2018




When Fozia from Muslim Mummy came up with a new monthly gratitude series, I was all like "Yeah, great stuff! Easy blog post idea!"

Is it easy though?

I suppose there is so much stuff in life we all should be grateful for, but come to actually list them, it's hard. It's kind of easier to concentrate on the bad stuff that happens, isn't it? (Especially when 3 out of 4 of us are down with a flu!)


So I had to have a good think - what AM I grateful this month? As hard as it actually was, I came up with 5 things:

  • For ability to breastfeed Aminah. I struggled with Adam, and I probably gave up too easily. I've had more support this time, and it's going really well. she's putting on weight nicely, and it seems to work wonders for her overall health - even when the rest of us were down with colds or flu, Alhamdulillah she hasn't suffered with more than a tiny bit of blocked nose.
  • For my husband, who is just as moody as me sometimes, but loves us and looks after us. You know what best tells me he loves me? We're both supposed to be trying to lose weight, but he brought me chocolate when I was feeling ill :D
  • For Adam forming friendships. He's always been quite sociable, even in nursery he started remembering names of his classmates and had some favourites. But recently he and other Polish-Pakistani boy really hit it off and the playdates started. Luckily the boy's mum and I get along pretty well too ;)
  • For being able to visit Pakistan. Yes, we have my brother-in-law's wedding coming up, so you'll see plenty about that here ;) Actually I've always dreamed about visiting India (well, mostly for Taj Mahal I suppose), but Pakistan is close enough so I suppose I can tick that off my bucket list lol!
  • For the online communities. Because motherhood can be lonely, when everyone you used to hang out with is still childless. Friendships change, some fade away. But there are others like me, all over the world, feeling the same way. And thanks to social media we connect. And it's not so lonely any more ❤

And you, do you ever stop to think what you're grateful for?

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3 comments

  1. The things you mention that you are grateful for are so heartfelt :). Yes, it is difficult to count our blessings… That’s part of our human nature, struggling in our everyday life… I hope you enjoy your trip to Pakistan. It is always great to visit family, especially for us who live abroad. I recently discovered blogging and the online community. That is truly a wonderful blessing. It is great to connect with others out there and hear all your stories.

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  2. Alhamdulillah for all the blessings in your life! And I love that you found another mum to connect with, that's awesome!

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  3. Thank you for taking part in the blog hop! It can be hard can't it to think of the good stuff as we automatically focus on the bad! Oh I really want to go see the Taj mahal too! Been trying to convince the hubby!

    Alhamdulillah on the breastfeeding. I struggled with both mine and think I gave up too quickly

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