The Strength of Family

I’ve had good friends throughout my life but they’ve come and gone. I’m still in touch with many of my school friends but they’re living their own lives so far away. All this time the person I’ve been closest to is my sister.

By coincidence when I moved to Dubai she had moved here as well just a month earlier. We live only 15 minutes away from each other. Before that we were both living in the same city where we had spent all of our childhood. We’ve been together all of our lives.

I saw my sister who is a doctor look after my father when he was dying of cancer. I learnt from her that no matter how many friends you have it is family you can depend on in times of need. Family is the most important thing you can have.  You don’t choose your family but they are a blessing that God bestows upon you.

In every crisis we have faced I have seen my family come together. After my parents I know I can depend on my siblings if ever I need them. For the same reason I panic at the thought that my son is an only child. Who will he turn to when his parents are no longer around?

Just the other day when I was driving my son to school he said, “Dear God please give Mama a baby”. I was very surprised that he said that but at the same time I repeated in my head “Dear God, please listen to him.” I hope my son gets to experience the joys of having siblings and never has to feel alone in this world.

Me with my brother and sister

Me with my brother and sister

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12 thoughts on “The Strength of Family

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  5. Beautiful Zainab. I also teach to my children that family is the most important thing and the greatest blessing we have during our short stay here on Earth.
    Blessings =)

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