Friday, 25 March 2016

Faith Friday: Trust Allah

Jumaah barakah my muslim friends!

I'm just thinking on top of my head, there's so much to complain about but then there's also so much to be grateful for. You just don't know how many people wish to be in your shoes right now. If you knew, I'm sure you would like to hold on tight to those shoes. 

Anyway, I was thinking, with a baby in our lives, things are not the same anymore. You can't go out anytime you want because you have to keep in mind the baby's sleeping hours and feeding times. You can't spend hours at a cafe or window shopping with your friends anymore because the baby might cry anytime and there's also the fact that you can't spend money on the things you want because you have to save up for the baby's needs such as diapers etc. I'm constantly thinking, do we have enough money for rent, for food, for baby etc?

And then I remember this Hadith:

Muhammad s.a.w said, "If you were to rely upon Allah with the reliance He is due, you would be given provision like the birds: They go out hungry in the morning and come back with full bellies in the evening."

MasyaAllah what a wonderful reminder don't you think? So trust Allah and rely on him. InsyaaAllah everything will work out fine. I'm sure of it!

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Little Strawberry is 1 month!


How time flies! She is a month already, which means it has been a month since I've given birth. Where did all the time go? While I love her unconditionally, I must admit that it is a bit challenging having a baby and doing your PhD at the same time. Now I know why most supervisors say, "Don't get pregnant". On the other hand, I believe that a baby is sent from above, rezeki from the All-Mighty. So when He gave me a baby, that means He knows I can handle it. InsyaaAllah I will try to juggle my family matters and my studies carefully. I need to finish up writing within the given timeline. Please pray for me. 

Oh Amira Medina, mummy loves you so much. Help mummy with mummy's PhD pretty please? Be a good girl and pray for mummy, help make things easier for mummy. I love you sweetheart. Muah xxx

Friday, 18 March 2016

See ya but not goodbye!

Done and dusted. Downton Abbey has ended. Glad that everything ended with lots of happiness. I may not like the fact that Mathew is dead and Mary re-married but that's life. It was a good show all the same. So see ya Downton Abbey! I say see ya and not goodbye because I may want to re-watch the show in the future. I have the DVDs so it is very likely that I'll watch them again. My favourite seasons are season 1 and 2. Yeah because Mathew was still alive and watching his relationship with Mary is so much fun!

Photo from Google.

Anyway, enough procrastinating. I have baby M in my left hand and typing this with my right one, PhD related papers scattered on the table. Weeeee! That's my life for now. Happy Friday people!

Monday, 7 March 2016

When there's a will, there's a way.

My sweet princess is 2 weeks and 2 days old today. She is sleeping good now. Settled, and happy. Alhamdulillah. So I'm slowly getting back on my feet with my PhD writing. I just finished doing all of my translations. Yeay!!! I did it while breastfeeding Medina and while she slept soundly in her bassinet. I put her in a bassinet in the daytime but put her in a baby cot at night. She seems well adjusted. Except for some nights when she prefers to sleep on my arms. Anyway that's another story for another time.

I hope to get my PhD writing done within the scholarship time frame. InsyaaAllah. Pray for me. It's hard when you have a baby because your time revolves around her, but you just have to make it work and pray to Allah all the time to help you. InsyaaAllah. Good luck to all mothers out there who are studying just like me! We can do this! Yeah!

Photo from Google.