Motherhood and well, it’s just getting started…

Assalamu Alaikum

Inshallah I hope you are all doing well! I can’t believe Talal, my sunshine, is already a year old! I will attach a recent pic with his cowboy outfit!  I can’t wait until he’s bigger and can start riding lessons, he’s gotta ride horses like Mommy loves to do!  I am definitely not a “baby” Mom, I can’t wait until he’s a full size “kid” so we can play and go camping and have soccer games, Inshallah…Babies are so fragile and Mommy is so nervous around them! LOL.

Aside from that I got through a busy winter full of weddings and photo shoots, Hamdulillah it’s always good to work and feel needed and also feels good to contribute to the honey pot every now and then, I think all wives can relate to that.  The fall was quite busy between having speaking events every weekend, and shoots and arranging for Talal to be taken care of when Mommy needs to be somewhere. Nothing can change up your schedule like having a little one! I felt so out of the loop for a while. Like I wanted to do so much more and be more involved in the Islamic community but it does sometimes put a lot of pressure on Hassan, who ends up staying with Talal, and when we try to all go to an event together as a family, we are at the mercy of Talal who sometimes like to scream when he hears Mommy on the microphone. LOL…Lord have mercy on Baby Talal! LOL…

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I always told myself, I want him to be used to that environment, so I can still reach out and spread Gods word while being a Mommy.  We are doing our best to give him plenty of at home time, but also trying to expose him a little too. I always dream that one day he will be a strong leader, a strong American Muslim leader. Maybe in politics, who knows…I just wanna give him the best first steps to help him have endless reach to his goals. All parents want this and it’s so amazing how you really have to prepare from birth for their future. Even something so simple as choosing a name. Sure I would love to call my child a long lengthy beautiful Islamic name, but I also have to remember to think of his future as an American and names mean a lot in this country.  It needs to be Islamic, and also easy to pronounce, LOL.

Raising a child with an American Mommy and Jordanian Daddy, it’s not at all what I thought I would be doing, LOL.  The most important thing, and biggest relief to me is that my son will be raised in the safe, nurturing, and God respecting environment of a Muslim family. He has a Muslim Mommy and Muslim Daddy. He won’t have to worry if his family will accept his faith, or feel as if people he’s known forever will judge him for his lifestyle or being different.  He has the modern identity of an American and the traditional love for God of a Muslim.  I think it’s a perfectly blended combination to make him one really sought after husband one day! On top of the fact that he’s already exceptionally good looking, (thank you God for your small gifts).

Just wanted to share a few thoughts…now back to working on my book 😉Image

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12 thoughts on “Motherhood and well, it’s just getting started…

  1. Asalamalekum Sister Nicole. This is a beautiful article about your motherhood experience and your Son is a very handsome and charming boy. I am very proud of you as many other American muslims are, and for sure non-muslims too as you are a great example of an American woman who choses faith and God over fame and mundane things. Might Allah bless you and your wonderful Family. Your son indeed will grow up on a family that will provide love and spiritual support which is so important as religion plays a very important part of our lives. The more you expose him to your events and speeches about Islam the more he will grow respecting and admiring what you do and the stand you take and he will feel very proud of having a young, beautiful mother that invested her time in helping other people to reach their goals with God. Your took a difficult road but is a Road that Allah will take every step with you and will make your son very proud of being born on an American-Jordanian Family that has as main idea God and the help to other people.
    Yes your son will also be a leader Inshallah in his future, he will represent and defend with pride the faith that his parents thought him and the faith that you represent so high. I am very proud of all you do and I admire your spiritual work with all of us, and I personally thank you for being so close to me during my conversion. Allah Bless you and all your dear family.

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  2. May Allah bless him and protect him. He is lucky to have you as his mother. May Allah give you and your husband the strength to raise him.
    I hope you reply to the message I have sent to you on your Facebook page.

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  3. Assalamu aleykum sister. MashAllah I saw your videos on youtube, today, for the first time….Very inspiring mashAllah, especially for those thinking of reverting to Islam….May Allah bless you and your family and strengthen your Imaan…Ameen.

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  4. Can totally relate to the “easy to pronounce and Islamic name” haha! Always a struggle! You have a very handsome young boy MashAllah! May Allah make him a “sakeena’ for your eyes – Ameen!

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  5. It always amazes me how quickly children grow. It was inspiring to read your post and the love and care you are putting into your child.
    May Allah make it easy for all the parents to raise Allah conscious children, ameen 🙂

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  6. Well,
    This is second time I post my comments on your website

    I love your stories. Please keep up !

    I like your beliefs in Dawah and your strategies to call people to I slam is very clever

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