I Appreciate You
If you haven’t read my post titled Tribute to Alia Ansari please click here.
This morning I was kneeling in front of my youngest daughter who is now almost 5 and zipping up her winter coat when she reminded me that I had to make her lunch.
“No, baby, I don’t have to today.” I replied back.
“Why? Is today piiiiiiiiiiiiizza daaaaaayyyyyyyyyy?” She aks. (She stretches out her words as if she’s singing every sentence since she started talking – which was at almost 5 months and before she could sit)
“Yes, baby, it’s piiiiiiiizzzzzzaaa daaaaaayyyyy.” I copy back.
“Wow! How did you know that mommmmmmmmmyyyyyyyyy? You’re soooooooo smmaaaaaart!” She exclaims and with that she throws her body at me and hugs me as tight as she can.
I hugged her back just as tightly, my lips sporting the biggest smile that they can and I feel good.
“I love you, baby!” I say kiss her cheek and get up taking her hand to walk her to the car.
“I love you, tooooooo.” She says back with a smile.
Not that anything can top my daughter’s love and admiration, but then this morning I read healingmagichands response to Tribute to Alia Ansari in which she states that she may participate in Wear a Hijab Day on November 13, 2006 which is planned to honor Alia Ansari. If it wasn’t enough that I felt so good that I may have inspired one person to wear a hijab on this day dedicated to this wonderful woman, healingmagichands goes on to say:
“And I want to tell the people who hate and fear Islam,who call out pejorative names for every faith that is different from them, to come to Samaha’s blog. Read what she has to say. Is this beautiful, gentle, thoughtful person someone to hate and fear?
Blessed Be, Samaha.”
At that point, I had become overwhelmed with tears. In general, I have been overwhelmed by all of the support I have been getting in regards to this blog, that I started on October 11, 2006. This blog hasn’t been what I originally intended, somehow though I intend on getting it there. Still, I feel as though I am making a difference in this world with this little blog and it has been because of all of the encouraging comments and the wonderful e-mails that overwhelm me on a daily basis.
I would like to thank you all and let you all know how much I appreciate you! While this is still manageable…….
Thank you from the bottom of my heart:
Raincoaster (although to get Raincoaster over to your blog you have to say “Trent Reznor and click your heels together three times 😉
tantalize (who also contributes to Kaleidoscope, which is featuring my writing that none of you seemed to like – hint, hint.)
Muslim Apple – whose blog I am exiled from, we think it is the NSA – although I did just get that Invalid Key when clicking on a link to Raincoaster’s post highlighting my Let my heart be my veil post.
Abu Sahajj from WaSalam, he’s been here once, but he is very welcoming at his own blog.
and also, thank you to:
Smart and Final Isis which have linked to my post on Reis Ulema Mustafa Ceric.
I hope that I have covered all my commentors, and if I haven’t honest to god it was unintentional. To everyone that has e-mailed thank you as well, I hope that I have responded to each and everyone, again, if I haven’t it was an honest mistake.