With Masood away for three whole days, I have had the chance to spend the entire weekend with Mom and sisters – of course, Masood and I spoke on the phone, like 5-6 times a day, updating each other – but being with the girls helped me not miss him that much.
My sister picked me up on Friday, right after the prayers, and I learned that they have planned for a BBQ party at Zabeel park! The weather was perfect and we had a fabulous time. Masood took the camera with him, so I played around with my sister’s fancy Sony camera. As expected, I failed to take good photographs because: the touch screen menu totally confused me and it was already pretty dark.
Mom won the ludo match, while I won the snakes ‘n ladders. It was heartwarming to hear her laugh during the game. We spread a blanket on the cool grass and talked while staring at the cloudless sky. It was almost midnight when we reached home. Then we talked some more!
Next day, we went for a long drive (it’s not technically long, but we didn’t know our way and went through all the wrong exits on the highway) to meet my sister’s high school classmate and Mom’s former student. When we reached their place, my sister panicked, “Oh my God, I can’t parallel park!” None of us were good at parallel parking, so we asked our host to park our car for us.
I had great bonding moments with the girls over the weekend, Alhumdulillah. I loved it when I didn’t have to worry about cooking and depended on Mom to feed us. I found it so cute when my youngest sister, aged 23, jumps onto my lap and hugs me tight. I felt so much comfort sleeping besides Mom, and with my sister crawling between us in the middle of the night. I loved the fact the when we’re together, there’s only love and happiness – and a lot of talking and giggling, of course. I am filled with so much love at the moment!
Just a couple more hours later, Masood will be home, InshaAllah. In fact, his plane is expected to land anytime soon. I reached home from work at 9:30 pm (office felt so empty and lonely without him; specially missed him during prayers) cooked dinner, cleaned the house and changed the sheets. Our home is now ready to welcome him back.