Category Archives: motherhood

Love letter to my firstborn

My dear Sahar, You were sitting in my lap in the front seat of our car. Your father was driving. I was crying. “My baby, my baby,” I whispered, holding you tight. We had just found out that we were … Continue reading

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Strong and Soft

A mother of 3 kids isn’t afraid of anything. Except traffic, maybe. I wrote to another Mum of 3 today. Yet, I remember, when I was a kid, I longed for my Mum to be vulnerable. To be softer, to … Continue reading

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We are family

One is wise and irritating like me. Second is vulnerable and charming.Like me. Third is just a crazy bundle of fun. Like me. I am all of them.

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Letter to baby PoPo (Sahar before she was born)

I have copied this post from an old mail from the bottom of an e-mail box. Sahar turned 7 years old this month. I wrote this when I was 7 months pregnant with her. 23 January, 2003Babee,I was so busy … Continue reading

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Sahar turns 7

Looking back, I think getting pregnant with Sahar is the line that divides a major before and after in my life. Ceratinly it is THE one line drawn in the middle of Afzal’s and my time together. On this side … Continue reading

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Angry and Fragile

One Saturday afternoon, in the summer of 2009, I said to Fr. Os, Aliza is so fragile. The smallest things make her breakdown into extreme reactions. (Like me suggesting a different sandal or offering a pink bottle instead of the … Continue reading

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My Mum

This visit home I understood something a little better. How she coped with everything putting her best efforts into it, because she tried to give Dad everything like he wants it, she tried to keep things peaceful for us, and … Continue reading

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