Taking part in this journaling activity gives me an acute sense of how fast this month is speeding by. I don't get the chance to blog and next thing I know I am three days behind. I had no idea what to journal for this prompt, until this evening when I had some unexpected gifts.
Weekends are always busy, I have the house work to catch up on, visiting to do, my parents to check in with and sleep to catch up on. This weekend the masjid arranged a sister’s talk for both Saturday and Sunday, with perfect timing exactly during the hour that I have my nap. I still enjoyed them and benefitted from them.
This weekend I had visits from my uncle, neighbours, sister and mum. One of my uncle's has just come back from Umrah (pilgrimage to Makkah) mash'Allah so I have been trying to catch up with him and my aunt has just returned from Pakistan so I have been meaning to see her. This evening, my aunt made a flying visit and dropped this off:
I used to love doing gift baskets, hampers and crafts for Eid and Ramadan but have been unable to in recent years with the babies and everything else. It felt such a treat being on the receiving end of one.
A few hours later my husband came home with another bag of gifts:
These were gifts for the family from my uncle who just returned from Umrah. I am seriously looking forward to the dates from Madinah al-Munawarah insh'Allah.
At the moment I am sitting with my post-iftar coffee and chocolate. Shutterbug Sister bought this round earlier, one of my favourite brands. I know exactly what I like when it comes to chocolate and this own store brand is one of the ones I have really liked over the years.