Follow by Email

Saturday, August 23, 2014


It’s your wedding day.

The first day of a new life with your partner, your love, your friend, your confidant, your problem solver, your joy sharer, the one you have envisioned as the mother/father of your future kids. To be precise, your all in all.

It’s your wedding day.

A beautiful day made so by the beauty and bravery of two entirely separate families being brought together by two beautiful people, Tola and Tosin. Two people who decided, together, to take one of the biggest leaps they’ll ever take. Two people who have seen, together, their future in all its triumphs and failures and decided, still, to take that great leap. Two people coming together of their own free will to start a new generation with much joy, laughter and blessing.

It’s your wedding day.

A day filled with sweet words and promises, a day you will always have to look back on when things get hard, for remember, it is easier said than done. But with the memory of the sparkle in her eyes and the broadest, sincere smile on his face, you will be able to get through it, together. A day which marks the beginning of when humans and even God  tests your love, patience, endurance, sincerity, maturity, honesty and everything good you have always said you’ll both be to each other.

It’s your wedding day.

Just a day! No, not just a day. Just a formal celebration of your marriage. Yes, that’s the important message of the day to you both; while the wedding is for us all, the marriage is for just you two, together, forever. And forever is not a very long time when times are good and smooth. Forever is the longest of times when the going is rough and tough. But then, where’s the beauty in love when it’s not tested to be tried and trusted?! So after today, never forget today no matter how bad things may get. Always remind yourselves of your bravery and tough love for each other.

It’s your wedding day.

I am a firm believer in love and of love. It is especially true when you've both known your differences and decided to make it work, together, by accepting, respecting and appreciating each others’ views. When your similarities are what brought you to this day, your wedding day!

It's your wedding day.

So many things to say but yet no perfect words to construct because you've already made today beautiful by making it your day, your wedding day! Therefore with all happiness and love I say; have a blissful life together even when it looks bleak, the bliss will be in holding each other’s hands tightly and comfortingly saying silently “I remember my wedding day, our wedding day so I won’t let him/her go. This is what we got together for.”

23rd August, 2014. It’s your wedding day; Omotola Balogun and Oluwatosin Abegunde. May we live to celebrate your 50th wedding anniversary as I dedicate my 50th post to your wedding day! *wink

Thursday, July 17, 2014


When you ask my little girl her name, she says “my name is Abdallah T. Aisha” very military like, so adorable too! She’s going to nursery two when the new session starts and she turned five years today. I’m absolutely beaming from ear to ear! May Allah preserve and guide her throughout her life, ameen.
It seems only a couple of weeks ago when I first held her in my arms at 5 days old and I've been hooked and dragged along day by day by her natural charm. I never get tired of telling the stories, never! But, there are new stories to tell now and sadly I'm missing being a part of those stories, even though Mommy and the Major try to fill me in now and then, experiencing it firsthand would have been so much better and memorable. Still, I’ll have to make do with the stories.
Today is not a day to moan or complain it's a day to celebrate and thank Allah for my baby girl that told me point blank she's no longer a baby! Today we mark five years of Aisha Abdallah *releasing balloons and confetti, cheering!!! Kids really grow up fast when you’re not watching! Lol it’s a bit alarming I must say for I clearly remember me telling her not to grow up again after she turned one. She didn't even pretend to listen! I’m mega glad she didn't. Hearing her talk and laugh, watching her eat and smile, seeing how much of her person she is becoming makes me so elated. She has no time for nonsense, bosses her older brother about and their dad even said she sometimes makes him cry (really LMAO) the girl has a lot of her father in her! But at the same time, he says Aisha always loves being with her brother and his absence makes her worry and begin to look for him. Whatever she gets, she makes sure her brother equally gets and if there’s only one she shares hers with him. Now, that’s me in her! I have to be sincere, I love that combination; tough yet caring. She is molding her person very beautifully, Masha Allah, Alhamdulillah.
Mommy told me a story of a time when the Major came home with chocolates for the kids and she asked her for a piece from hers but because she didn't want to share, Aisha turned to her dad and said “Daddy, why didn't you buy for Mommy as well? You should go get her one because mine is almost finished!” I know, very smart little girl; got out of sharing by shifting the responsibility to her dad. Have I mentioned I love her since I started this story? Well I do. I love Miss Aisha Abdallah Tahir not to the moon and back, but for all eternity. She is a rare germ, infecting our lives with her vibrant nature and love.
Today, the 17th July, 2014 falls the same day as the 20th Ramadan, 1435 AH again like last year, her birthday also fell in Ramadan. And again, this year like last year (but not for the same reasons), I won’t be able to celebrate her birthday with her. I had so much planned to do with her in less than 24 hours! We were going to watch FROZEN while I made her hair, we were going to take pictures, hug, kiss, and probably have a little mother-daughter-misunderstanding then hug again. I was going to put on her new dress, socks and shoes, then take more pictures. Sing the happy birthday song, blow the candles out then cut the cake, and dance with her in my arms. I was going to make up for the long months of not having seeing her. I guess I will just wait till when they return to celebrate a belated birthday! It’s never too late or too early to celebrate the child (or person) you love and boy do I love little Miss Abdallah!!!
I’m not particularly sad because I know her dad will still celebrate her… he knows the birthday drill!!! *wink. Alhamdulillah for another wonderful year of our little girl, Aisha!!!


Happy 5th Birthday our Aishalicious Aisha!!!

I will use this opportunity to wish our Big Mummy; Dr. Olatunji, Zulaha Hadejia (@Xulahoo), Anisa Adam (@Mss_Treysongs), Mahmud Umar (@mdmoreks) and Sadeeq Henry (@igweeeeeee) a very, very happy birthday. May Allah make your coming days beautiful and filled with great faith, health, hope, love, happiness, smiles, more faith and everything Halal. Ameen ameen.