Friday, August 7, 2009

Learning to let go

When it comes to being the eldest in the family, there’s nothing you wouldn’t do to protect your siblings.

It’s kinda hard to stand by and watch them make decisions that aren’t in their best interest. So, as the tietie, I tend to take my job very seriously by pointing out the not so obvious. Do not get me wrong, ultimately I have to accept the path they choose. (Shucks, I’m a mother hen, aren’t I??)

I suppose I think that with age one becomes wiser?? But the world is not as it is when I was growing up (How naive of me to think that everything would remain the same!!) Everything moves at a fast pace, I can hardly keep up. I’ve reached a point where I have to let go, so that I may find some peace. Some lessons need to be learned by trial & error, unfortunately. I can only but pray that Allah protect & guide them Insha-Allah Ameen!!

If this is the way I feel about my siblings then what not of my children?? OI!!


Shaheema said...

My dear hun, you are so right. we can only do so much. The rest is up to the person to take the next step. You've done a wonderful job thus far in guiding everyone along and pointing out possible areas of contention, but Insha-Allah, may Allah guide all and may the decisions they've chosen be fruitful and beneficial to their lives, Insha-Allah, Ameen!

Shahieda said...

Shukran couz!! Ameen, Ameen, Ya Rabbal Alameen!!

Anonymous said...

Have a blessed Ramadhan sis and may Allah reward you and bestow His Mercy upon you and yours babes and family.


Shahieda said...

Thank you Saya,

May Allah bestow the same on you & your family, Insha-Allah Ameen!!