Actually, I’m having quite a few of ‘those days’ at the moment! lol
Planned the week ahead for HE on Sunday. Normally, get all my resources together in advance but I’ve been having very very strong braxton hicks, to the point that they sometimes become regular and are quite painful! Anyone that knew me when I was pregnant with Z in 2008, knows that that can be quite worrying! I was contracting for 3 weeks before I eventually had him! Anyway, these seem to be getting stronger but I’d prefer to call them braxton hicks as I’m hopeful that Allah (Swt) will make this baby wait until my mother in law arrives to watch the kids whilst we go to the hospital.
Anyway, these pains have just made me soo tired mentally and physically that I didn’t get the resources together. We started a new project yesterday. I refilled some old cartridges at the ink shop on Sunday – they didn’t work by the time I installed them in the PC. Went back to the shop yesterday, they still didn’t work and went back today to get a refund. This has meant that I haven’t been able to print out what we need to use for this week.
I then realised that we need a World globe for quite a few of the activities this week, and so took the kids out today to the local high street and not one shop sold a reasonably priced globe! Anyway, going out at the time we did meant that we missed most of our schedule for the day. Z has decided to become Mr-Terrible-Twos and throws a terrible tantrum at every meal time (no alliteration intended in that sentence!)
So, we came back home and I just felt like crying due to pure exhaustion. And then scrapped the schedule for the afternoon, prayed maghrib and sat down with R and Z and we went through some flashcards for Z. He was so happy. We’ve had a relaxing few hours. I am indebted to Allah (Swt). All the things that have ‘gone wrong’ recently is purely from the qadr of Allah and I truly think that I need to open my eyes to the ‘small’ occurences in my life as they do not happen just by coincidence but are a part of Allah’s plan for me. And Allah knows best, but I think I am being warned to slow down. And so, I’ve rescheduled this week and am going to inshaAllah take it much easier. All praise is due to Him, the Lord of the Worlds.
As a Muslim, isn’t it about seeing the good in everything?