Last Eid I participated in an Eid gift swap organised by one of my favourite bloggers - Sister Farhana of Sketched Soul. I was paired off with a very sweet sister from Singapore. I sent off my gift but found on Eid that the sister had had to travel to deal with a death in the family and lots of other issues.
She sent her gift out despite this and I received it when I came home from hospital today. It was the sweetest gesture and her timing was so peerfect. I loved every single thing she sent me: a perfect sized make-up bag, yankee candles, a keyring with my initial, some reading (we are both avid bibliophiles), a sparkly pin which matches my outfit for my sisters henna next week and some pretty rosette clips.
I have seen the pen below in a shop here and have been hankering after it for my filofax but decided it was too indulgent to spend the money, so you can imagine I loved this one. Also, is it normal to like a paperweight this much - I just love the shape with its smoothed corners and the flower inside.
May Allah (SWT) remove all of her problems and heartaches and replace them with blessings and happiness insh'Allah for making another sister smile and for taking the time to think about what I would love.
Ilyas and Duck Search for Allah by Omar Khawaja
3 months ago