Sunday, 5 August 2012

A New Life Born!

A dear family friend has just given birth tonight!

I went into the hospital to visit her yesterday and it was an experience I won't forget. There were expectant mothers all around and it was a very peaceful calm ward because it was either before or after labour.
There were soon-to-be-fathers sitting beside the beds, soothing their beloveds. The weariness and anxiety was dimming their eyes, but all fear was sure to be swept away, when a child of their own is placed in their arms.

I massaged my friend's bump. It was so beautiful! And for the first time in my life, I actually got to feel the baby girl kicking inside. It was so powerful, like a heart beat.
                                                 It was stunning, all of it. 


Because I look at every single human being today and I realise that each of you has come out from your mother. Each one of you, young or old, has survived the most treacherous journey of your life: being born.

There you were under the bright lights, taking in your first airy breath as the cold air slapped at your cheeks. You knew nothing, only the sound of your mother's voice from your watery lagoon.
You were protected and shielded for days and nights continuous, until you were ready to live and know.

When you pass someone tonight or tomorrow, this time, see them in a new radiant light. And thank God for mothers everywhere and that they didn't give up when they laboured harder and more fiercer than any living hero alive, to give birth to you!


  1. Congratulations to the parents! I wish them more babies in the future and the baby a happy life!

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  3. You knew nothing, only the sound of your mother's voice from your watery lagoon.'... if one only truly reflects on this then... any ego, pride, arrogance that's present in any human... should automatically be overcome with humility, mercy, modesty.... Witnessing such an experience is truly amazing, All praise to the Almighty Lord.

    Pregnancy, birth, weaning are signs of the wisdom, mercy and blessings of God Almighty...

    And We ordained upon mankind kindness to his parents. His mother carried him with hardship and gave birth to him in hardship and his carrying and his weaning period are 30 months... (Noble Qur'an, 46:15)

    1. It's true what you said, we begin only as tiny souls, waiting to grow and depending on those around us with all we have. When man becomes proud and arrogant, yes he should think of where he came and how he came about!