My Back Yard, Then and Now

Looking out my back door I see my son playing in the backyard. Our backyard is something we treasure since we didn’t have this back home. There, when I looked out my back door I saw a tiny cemented area just big enough to hold our semi-automatic washing machine, the clothes line and a few potted plants. I could also look into my neighbor’s house and hear their kids screaming and fighting. I remember when I was pregnant and the doctor had told me to walk daily, this is the only space I had to walk up and down. I also remember worrying about where my soon to be born child would play.

Now he runs about the backyard exploring, learning and having fun. He chases bubbles, plays dodge-the-ball, looks for “berries” in the trees and throws bread out for the birds.

Tomorrow he and I are going to spend our holidays back home. My son will see for the first time what we left behind. He is too young to appreciate what we have done for him, that we have given him the best of everything.

We have been practicing the popular song “Dil Dil Pakistan” which translates to “My Heart, Pakistan”. He sings it with a foreign accent with a smile on his face.

I can’t wait to see what he thinks of his tiny cemented backyard. With his limitless imagination he will probably not even notice how small it is. I’m sure he will make the most of it, more than I ever could.

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  8. Your backyard’s beautiful mashaAllah 🙂
    I am sure he would fit in very well there inshaAllah. I just pray and hope he doesnt get affected by the pollution, weather change and everything else. Aameen.

    • ..the load shedding, the stomach bugs, the insecurity…Yes life is difficult in Pakistan but everyone is living there after all. We’ll be alright, thanks for your prayers. 🙂

      • Yeah 😦
        As a kid, annual trips to India were always exciting till the mosquitoes sucked the life out of you. Neglecting that, being in India always gave us a freedom of being independent 🙂 I am sure he will love Pakistan 🙂
        P.S: love love Dil Dil Pakistan…i am often called a traitor for humming it 😉

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