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…
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).