I know… silly title. This is the only thing that I could think of to describe what I am feeling right now. Today’s post is a personal letter to my readers. To the ones who have in the past week signed up for my newsletter and those who are following our A-Z of Akhlaaq series.I would love to hear your feedback on this post so please, read to the end and do tell me what you think.
My phone died yesterday. It just… died. I was charging it and an hour later when I checked, it was a black screen and not answering me. No amount of charging or sweet talking helped. In fact, it got ‘hot’ if I handled it too much.
It was my new year gift to myself and with it gone… I am literally disconnected from everything. I was treating my phone as my extra arm in juggling my home, kids and my work-at-home life. I, literally, did everything on it. It is hard to believe but, truth be told, my phone was what kept my blog going. When it died, it swallowed all my pictures and more than two months worth of future posts. (All my recipes and reminders too!) Yes.. YIKES!!
Do you know what that means…? I have nothing saved up to publish. I also don’t have any ease with which to manage my blog because all my apps that made my job easy were on the phone. That means, the whole of next week, I will have to write new posts from scratch and personally be everywhere for you guys to see them. That, with it being Ramadan and summer.
When I told my son yesterday that my phone had died and that I had no idea what I would do. He said, ‘Say it is by Allah’s Will’.
I was surprised to hear a seven year old say that. ‘Do you mean to say this bad thing is from God?’ I asked.
He said, ‘Mom, you said all things are from God and in bad things there are lessons for us to learn’.
I wanted to ask him what book he was reading at the moment… but I cannot deny that he is right. ‘It is by Allah’s Will and I am sure there is some good in it all’, I said.
Late last night, while I was working on yesterday’s post that was due , I started to wonder why I was sitting in the middle of the night, in Ramadan, instead of praying Tahajud. I was sitting there staring at the screen … is this how I want Ramadan to be?
Through the day today, I was tired. My youngest is teething. She was very restless and clingy. The almost 3 year old wanted to craft but mommy was too tired and too distracted. I was still worried about my phone too. Can you see the rippling effect one broken phone is having on my home and life?
So now… I have decided that there has to be another way to post the A-Z of Akhlaaq than blogging about it at the moment. We are still doing the series because my kids love it and they are learning so much. We are still taking pictures of it but sitting at the computer to write out the whole thing, edit it, make pictures and then all the 100 things that go before hitting publish is too much for me.
Here is the plan: I am thinking what if I post the pictures with quick details on my Facebook Page or instantly on Instagram for you all? Would you like that? Wouldn’t it be faster and still convenient?
Will this do for you? I can come back and write the details after Ramadan InshaAllah.
My purpose for the A-Z of Akhlaaq series is to help teach kids about Manners and morals the fun way… not just my kids but as many kids as possible. I love it when you guys take inspiration from us and do something bigger. Ramadan is the month of blessings. Don’t we all want to collect as many as we can?
I would love to hear your feedback. Tell me in the comments or you can write to me too. If you are reading this post in an email, just click reply!
JazakAllah for understanding.
P.S: I am @aysh_wordsnneedles on Instagram.