Yaum-il-Umm

Which means Mother’s Day in Arabic.

Helmi woke me up, “Aman wake up, hurry up! This is Mother’s Day you know!! Come on we’re going out soon! Get up! Get ready! Go! Go!”

“Yeah…I…yeah ok, ok.”, I replied.

He sat on the chair facing my bed.

“I’m gonna make sure you get up and get in the toilet”, he said.

Crud.

“Yeah…I’m…yeah…ok, ok”, I replied.

As you can no doubt tell, my vocab early in the morning is utter crap.

Went to the toilet to wash my mouth so I can give my mum a good morning (or good mid-day) kiss.

Gave her that kiss πŸ™‚

Went to the shower.

Had a shower.

Got ready and went to the Rizqun for lunch buffet and MAN was it crowded! Alhamdulillah, I got a parking space.

The Mother’s Day buffet was really good but for some reason I couldn’t eat that much 😦

Lamb was good πŸ™‚

Lamb…is always…good πŸ™‚

After lunch, Helmi bought some of the cake they had in Rizqun for my mum.

My mum, the little adorable Booga all dressed in pink, had a fun time πŸ™‚

*Booga!*

.

She thanked us for lunch when we got back to the car. I said ‘you’re welcome’ by covering her with kisses.

She deserved it! πŸ˜›

But yeah…

This Mother’s Day thing was more of Helmi’s planning and execution.

I probably would not have done anything.

Honest.

Not because I don’t love my mum.

Has got nothing to do with that.

It’s that…

For me at least,

Mother’s Day is everyday.

And I am not just SAYING it…I mean it.

Why should you treat your mum, she who has heaven at her feet (I know, I checked!), have only one day set aside where you show her 100% devotion?

It should be everyday.

And I follow that rule very strictly.

I am not going to say all the things I do for her on a daily basis because we shouldn’t toot our horns about the good deeds we do.

But I’ll just say this:

After lunch I asked my mum,

“Ma…I don’t like celebrating Mother’s Day”

And she said, “Why?”

I said, “Because I feel Mother’s Day is everyday. And I consciously act that out. I want to show you 100% love all the time.”

She smiled.

“Do I make you feel like it’s Mother’s Day everyday Ma…?” I asked…

She looked at me and stroked my cheek,

“Yes you do Aman…yes you do”

Yay πŸ˜€

* * *

They can be annoying.

They can nag.

But they are our mothers.

So treat them how you would like your child to treat you, for God is fair – He will give back to you what you give to the most important person in your life – your mother.

Girls especially, you all will Insha Allah become mothers too!

So get close to the only living example you have!

I am very blessed and fortunate to have an angelic mother.

I doubt any words could describe how much I love her – so I let my actions do all the talking.

And they have a lot to say πŸ™‚

Thankfully she is tolerant of all the hugs, kisses and snuggles I shower her with πŸ˜›

I asked my mum if she would miss all this attention if I got married someday (Insha Allah).

She looked at me with a look of relief and said, “Of course not! I’ve had enough!”

Then she paused…

Looked at me and said,

“Well…maybe a little”

Awwwwwwwww, she’s so small!

* * *

It’s not hard to love you Booga,

It’s hard not to.

β™₯

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15 Responses to “Yaum-il-Umm”

  1. AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWH that’s the sweetest thing πŸ™‚
    i think am gonna need that box of tissue again plz

  2. Happy Mother’s Day! πŸ˜€

  3. Gosh that’s a very sweet post bro! Happy Mother’s day to YOU and your mom hehe! πŸ™‚

    and there’s this little wacky thing…

    I said β€˜your welcome’ by covering her with kisses.

    Any explanations to do, Mr. Englishman? πŸ™‚

  4. Amjaad,

    Thank you πŸ™‚

    And sorry, I just ran out of tissue again πŸ˜‰

    Zam,

    I don’t think I’m a mum…but thanks anyway πŸ˜›

    Met,

    Thanks buddy.

    Don’t start with me, Chinaman.

    Technically, it’s correct – stay with chopsticks, you’re more professional at that πŸ˜‰

  5. you sure or not it’s correct? OKAY~…if it’s what you say. better don’t argue anything with an englishman right?

    YOUR GAY!

    YOUR HOMO!

    SUP’ BRO! πŸ˜‰

  6. Alright…

    Alright…

    I saw the error.

    Pai say, pai say ah.

    Ok?

    Happy now?

    Thanks dude πŸ™‚

    ~nyeah…

    Hahahahaha…and upon looking at your comment one more time, it looks like you’re signing off a letter, you know?

    Like:

    “Your friend,

    Your buddy…”

    ~~nyeah…

  7. just helping out a buddy. ~~nyeah

  8. Wahay! You corrected it..atta boy πŸ™‚
    you could be an englishman but you ain’t an arabman hehe :p

  9. Hey, I am too an Arabman!

    Just…you know, got a problem with the spelling 😦

  10. Aman!!!!! u serious need a tagboard for ur blog!!

    Btw u gotta watch this video.. i know u’re a big fan of MJ πŸ˜€

  11. Hey Hanie!

    Thanks for the vid!

    That ‘girl’ was scary!!!

    The real zombie πŸ˜›

    And I can’t add a tagboard on WordPress, it’s cool though, I know Met will just use it for unholy purposes πŸ˜‰

  12. sometimes i wonder WHY the heck did you use wordpress at the first place…hhmmm? πŸ˜‰

  13. This is the sweeeeeeeeeeeeetest post aman!
    Your mama’s really beautiful ! πŸ˜‰
    AND everyday sure is mother’s day!

  14. Metis: WordPress is NEATER than blogger, that’s why! πŸ˜›

    Tam: My favourite CSO! πŸ˜‰ Thanks for commenting πŸ˜›

    Yes, she is – just like your mum, your grandmother & you πŸ˜‰

  15. My pleasure my favourite magician! πŸ˜‰

    and thankkkk youuuuu! πŸ˜‰

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